Promotion time - hanseboot in Hamburg

As in many previous years, the German 5.5m Class Association has, with the helping hands of many sailor friends, stepped up a boatshow representation for the 5.5m Class.

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Rossi 5.5 design - now being built in Germany

Interest has grown for the 5.5 design initiated by Daniel Rossi in the USA. Right now a sailor in Germany has started to build a hull, first images are available below.

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5.5m IC World Championship 2014: Marazzi (SUI224) on Ali Baba crowned World Champion in Tuscany

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Argentario, 26 September 2014 – On Friday, the 5.5m World Championship 2014 came to a close in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. Beautiful sunny skies, the Islands of Elba, Montecristo and Giglio as a backdrop, but unfortunately the wind was too light and shifty to race. After five races with no discard, Swiss Flavio Marazzi on Ali Baba is the 2014 World Champion 5.5m IC.
Second place for Norwegian Kristian Nergaard on Artemis XIV and third for Gavin McKinney on John B from the Bahamas.

The Race Committee used every minute up to the 2.30 p.m. time limit to set down a fair course. The 37 crews Bahamas, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and Italy crossed the starting line at 2.28 p.m. but at the end of the first beat, a massive wind shift forced the Race Committee to abandon racing. The Awards Ceremony was held at the 16th century Spanish Fortress of Porto Santo Stefano overlooking the wonderful bay of Argentario.

5.5m IC Worlds 2014 -Prizegiving- ph. Lanfrancotti
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