December 19, 2018 As we look forward to the coming year, the International 5.5 Class Association sends best wishes and season's greetings, while looking forward to an even more successful year for the class in 2019. Read more..

December 18, 2018 The Notice of Race has been published for the 2019 Scandinavian Gold Cup, the 5.5 World Championship, the Royal Kaag Classic Cup and the Hankø Evolution Trophy, to be held in Helsinki at the NJK. Downloads: 5. Read more..

December 14, 2018 In 2018 the International 5.5 Metre class celebrated its 70th Anniversary and to mark this occasion the class has commissioned a commemorative yearbook, which will feature the events of 2018 and look back at the long history of the class. Read more..

November 30, 2018 The Orgaising Authority has pubslished the following information on bringing your boat to Helsinki for th 2019 World Championship. Download Newsletter 2 v2. Read more..

November 11, 2018 Please download the attached file for the first update from Helsinki for the 2019 Scandinavian Gold Cup, World Championship and other Cups. Read more..

October 16, 2018 A 2019 calendar featuring some of the best images from 2018 has been published. You can order online here: Price is £13. Read more..

October 13, 2018 Saturday was almost a carbon copy of Friday at the Herbstpreis on Lake Thun in Switzerland, with the capricious wind only allowing one more very light wind race before disappearing back into the Alps. In taking the race win, Marie-Françoise XIX, SUI 228 (Jürg Menzi, Dino Fumasoli, Christof Wilke) also takes the overall led with just one day left. Read more..

October 13, 2018 Saturday was almost a carbon copy of Friday at the Herbstpreis on Lake Thun in Switzerland, with the capricious wind only allowing one more very light wind race before disappearing back into the Alps. In taking the race win, Marie-Françoise XIX, SUI 228 (Jürg Menzi, Dino Fumasoli, Christof Wilke) also takes the overall led with just one day left. Read more..

October 12, 2018 A high quality 5.5 Metre fleet has gathered on the Thunersee in Switzerland for the Herbstpreis, the final international regatta of the year. Read more..

October 10, 2018 Countdown: 15 months to the January 2020 International 5.5m Gold Cup and Worlds hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, Pittwater, Australia. Read more..

October 2, 2018 Eleven boats travelled to beautiful Cannes in southern France for the 2018 editon of the Régates Royales and French Championship. Some moderns mixed on the water with some Evolutions and two Classic boats. Read more..

October 2, 2018 The North American 5.5M family continues to grow and two new boats USA 31 Pride (owned by Joe Strelow) and Dan Rossi’s USA 75 Savage joined the line this year. Read more..

August 24, 2018 New Moon, BAH 21, (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) has won 2018 International 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, after a thrilling final day of racing in the Solent. Read more..

August 23, 2018 Cowes produced a complete contrast of conditions on the penultimate day of the 2018 International 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Yacht Squadron with wind ranging from 5 to 22 knots. Read more..

August 22, 2018 The overnight leader at the 2018 International 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, John B, BAH 22, (Gavin McKinney, Lars Horn-Johannessen, Mathias Dahlman) extended her lead after a first and a fifth on the third day of the five-day regatta. Read more..

August 21, 2018 Defending world champions, John B, BAH 22, (Gavin McKinney, Lars Horn-Johannessen, Mathias Dahlman) put on the best performance on the second day of the 2018 International 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes with a first and a second place to move to the top of the leaderboard. Read more..

August 20, 2018 The 2018 International 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, UK opened Monday with one afternoon race that was won by New Moon, BAH 21, (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov). Read more..

August 18, 2018 The week of traditional cup racing that precedes the International 5.5. Read more..

August 16, 2018 “Welcome to sunny Cowes,” they lied. “Due to bad visibility there will be a support boat with its navigation lights on half way up the course. Read more..

August 15, 2018 Marie-Françoise XIX, SUI 218, (Jürg Menzi, Jurgen Eiermann, Bo Selko) took the first race win in the Scandinavian Gold Cup in Cowes on Wednesday after a tough opening test of skills and stamina. In an event where only the race win matters, Menzi battled throughout the race withArtemis XIV, NOR 57, (Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Trond Solli-Saether), and beat his rival to the finish line by a couple of metres after 90 minutes of hard racing. Read more..

August 13, 2018 Over the next two weeks, the International 5.5 Metre fleet will be gracing the waters off Cowes, UK, as they compete for a range of class cups, including the prestigious Scandinavian Gold Cup, and then the world championship. Read more..

July 28, 2018 While most of the world has been talking about a blood moon, in Travemünde, New Moon has been dominating the headlines. Just two races were needed for New Moon BAH 21 (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) to secure the overall win at the 5. Read more..

July 27, 2018 Travemünde turned it on for the second day of the International 5.5 Metre German Dutch Open with blazing hot sunshine, and steady north-easterly winds increasing to 18-20 knots, producing great waves. Read more..

July 26, 2018 New Moon BAH 21 (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) dominated the first day of the International 5.5 Metre German Dutch Open in Travemünde on Thursday after a near flawless performance. Read more..

July 17, 2018 On the 6th & 7th of July, 5.5m boats from Australia, Austria, Hamburg and Berlin joined for two days of racing at the famous VSaW sailing club, located on Wannsee in Berlin. Read more..

June 25, 2018 Jennifer Harker After 10 races over four days CAN 22 Nantoria (Susan French, Dave Harker, Bill Mills and skipper John Lister) was the clear winner of the 2018 North American 5.5 Regatta in Midland, Ontario, Canada. Read more..

June 24, 2018 Day Three of racing at the North American 5.5 Regatta dawned with rain and dark clouds, but by race time the rain clouds had moved on. Read more..

June 23, 2018 ​ ​Day 2 served up stronger winds and had skippers on their toes at the North American 5.5 Regatta. Read more..

June 23, 2018 With a fifteenth Swiss title for Jurg Menzi, the final day of the 5.5 Metre Swiss Italian Championship was a spectacular day on Lake Como with 15-20 knots of warm southerly keeping the fleet on their toes and providing some exceptional racing. Read more..

June 22, 2018 Jennifer Harker ​The North American 5.5 Regatta got underway Thursday under gorgeous sunny skies on Georgian Bay in Midland, Ontario, Canada. Read more..

June 22, 2018 Lake Como was even more beautiful on Day 2 of the 5.5 Swiss/Italian Championship but it had a sharp bite. Read more..

June 21, 2018 The combined Swiss/Italian Open began on Lake Como, Italy on Thursday 21 June with two great races in a building southerly that topped out at 12-15 knots. SUI 228, Marie-Françoise XIX (Jurg Menzi, Jurgen Eiermann, Christoph Wilke) leads from current world champions BAH 22 John B (Gavin McKinney, Mathias Dahlman, Bjorn Hansen) with SUI 213 Pungin (Hans-Peter Schmid, Gilbert Ryf) in third. Read more..

June 21, 2018 Kasper Stubenrauch In memory of the initial International splendor of the Class, the participation in Olympic Games from 1952 to 1968, 5.5mR boats still in configuration of the then applicable rules, are meeting every two years in changing locations for a particular regatta. Read more..

June 14, 2018 Martin Cross, with Alpha Crucis, AUS61, has entered Cowes Week from the 4th to the 11th August after having the boat IRC rated. Its IRC handicap is 0. Read more..

June 10, 2018 The Daring Association is inviting competitors, 5.5 Metre enthusiasts, Daring Class members and their guests for a reception to welcome the Class to Cowes for its World Championships. Read more..

April 28, 2018 Above: Kristian Nergaard with the Alpen Cup Trophy, Johan Barne with the Trofeo Franco Santoni Trophy and Trond Solli Sæther. After another day of extremely close racing in Torbole, NOR57 and BAH21 both ended up on 18 points, but NOR57 took the title by virtue of having won more races to take a first overall at the 2018 Alpen Cup Trofeo Franco Santoni. Read more..

April 27, 2018 Friday was another epic day with three solid races. After a pretty consistent day with a 1,3,3 BAH 21 takes the overall lead from NOR 57 and SUI 228, who won the second and third races. Read more..

April 26, 2018 Lake Garda provided excellent but trickier conditions than usual for the opening day of the 2018 Alpen Cup. The south wind “Ora” kicked in at around 11. Read more..

April 1, 2018 The start of the season for the European 5.5s took place on the Lake of Thun in Switzerland from 30-31 March. Read more..

March 25, 2018 With 2018 being the 70th anniversary of the launch of the first 5.5m it seemed appropriate to hold a whole week of celebration on Pittwater. Read more..

March 7, 2018 This year the "German & Dutch Open" of the Int. 5. Read more..

February 28, 2018 Skagerak, a Luders designed 5.5 Metre built by Lars Halvorsen in Sydney in 1974, took out the 2018 Int. Read more..

February 23, 2018 From 14th-25th August 2018 the Royal Yacht Squadron will be hosting the International 5.5M Class World Championship and the International 5. Read more..

February 10, 2018 The Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay has their inaugural Classic Yacht Regatta coming up on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March. Entries are now open. Read more..

February 6, 2018 Online entry is now open for the 2018 Alpen Cup on the CVT website. http://www. Read more..

January 1, 2018 H.M. King Harald V of Norway has accepted to become Honorary President of the International 5.5M Class Association. Read more..