The 5.5's are again well represented during the Hamburg "hanseboot" boatshow - October 29th to November 6th!
On display, 3 boats:
Modern boats 5.5 GER 79 "prettynama”, SUI 225 "Stradivarius" and Evolution GER 81 "phénix".
Several interested sailors have inquired for crewing options, some have received information on boats available for sale at various pricing levels.
The main 5.5m regattas in Germany for 2017 are center of stand conversations: The "German & Dutch Open" in May, then "Kiel Week" in June, followed by the "Open Berlin Championship" in early July, as well as "Sünnschien Preis" at the end of September. Additionally the 5.5m World Championship in Benodet is in full focus.
Members of the German 5.5m Class Association are throughout each day showing the boats, explaining their particular features and answering questions to design and construction.
The growth of the 5.5m GER fleet shown in the past years is on a very good way to continue.