5.5m IC World Championship 2014 – Countdown in Tuscany at Porto Santo Stefano


Maremma, 16 September 2014 – World racing returns to the Argentario and to the Yacht Club Porto Santo Stefano with the 5.5 Metre International Class. The Scandinavian Gold Cup, the Classic Cup and the Evolution Cup starting next Wednesday, 17 September are the perfect warm-up leading up to the 5.5m World Championship 2014 (21-26 September 2014), also taking place in Maremma’s pristine waters.

Almost 40 boats from 9 countries have already entered the World Championship and for the next two weeks sailors from Austria, Bahamas, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Italy will be facing off with the ancient Roman harbour of Talamone and Giglio Island serving as a backdrop to the racecourse. Among the many athletes competing, German Markus Wieser will be defending his World Champion title.


Nordic Summer - Nordic Racing

Boats of the Finnish 5.5m Fleet have in mid August been racing the "Viaporintuoppi" regatta in front of Helsinki. More than 100 yachts participated in this race for classic boats, among them offshore & coastal cruisers, as well as Metre Class boats like 12mR, 10mR, 8mR, 6mR and the Finnish 5.5's.

5.5 FIN 9 "Vis-à-vis" - placed 2nd (c) Erik Lahteenmaki

5.5 FIN 9


5.5m Dutch & German Open championships Wrap-up

Hosted from August 21st to 23rd by the Regatta Center in Medemblik , Netherlands the 2014 Dutch and German Open Championships brought together a fleet of fifteen 5.5m sailboats from Switzerland, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands.