Progressive design - Superb racing

This construction class has been showing over time constant development, thanks to carefully advanced class rules, always offering state-of-the-art boats. At the same time the class formula has allowed for a wide range of boat ages, to compete effectively in our International regatta events, in prominent locations.

The boats are a pure pleasure to sail. Anyone having experienced the unique upwind abilities and the challenge to handle the huge spinnakers downwind, will have understood, why so many regatta sailors have been attracted to these boats.

If you wish to sail on board one of these fantastic racing machines and be involved in pure yacht racing, do not hesitate to contact us or one of the National Class Associations.

The 5.5mIC World Fleet Online Database can give you an insight into class development, leading to almost 800 boats so far having been built worldwide.

2020 5.5 Metre Class News

5.5 Metre Class Events

  • 2020 Europeans

    25-29 August
    Sanremo, in the Liguria region of Italy, offers an idyllic location for the 2020 European Championship with five days of autumn racing on the Mediterranean in a famous tourist and cultural destination at the heart of the Italian Riviera.
  • Regates Royales/French Open, Cannes

    22-25 September
    In 2020 Cannes will celebrate the 43rd edition of the renewed Régates Royales, one of the oldest inshore races in the Mediterranean, the debut event being held in 1929 to honour King Christian X of Denmark.
  • 2020 World Championship

    9-23 January
    Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) have won the 2020 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Prince Alfred YC, in Newport, Australia, after a thrilling final day of racing.

Class Sponsors and Suppliers

The 5.5 Metre Class is grateful to these companies for superb products and support.