The 505 World Championships come to Cork for the 4th time this August. 80 boats, now fully carbon, have travelled from across the globe to compete in one of sailing’s most competitive and famous fleets.
The entry list is a who’s who of World Sailing; Luke Payne of Australia joins us fresh from the Sail GP event in the UK, multiple World Champions and Rolex Yachtsmen of the year Mike Martin and Adam Lowry are here along with fierce rivals and fellow multiple World Champions Mike Holt and Rob Woelful, all round sailing legend Howie Hamlin has come from California, Olympic medallist Caleb Paine teams up with Olympian and Melges 24 World Champion Stu McNay from the USA… and the list goes on.
12 Irish boats compete in the event including the three Barry brothers under the Royal Cork & Monkstown Bay burgees, Peter Scannell and John Dunlea who currently live on the East Coast of the US but return to Cork for the event, Monkstown Bay Commodore Sandy Rimmington teams up with John Downey and an unmissable name on the list is Denis O’Sullivan with crew Jan Van Der Puil. The Irish fleet will be under pressure to beat Harold Cudmore and Chris Bruen’s podium finish in the 1969 Worlds in Argentina.
The full event website is here.
The schedule for the event is as follows-
There is also a good social calendar for the week and family, friends and guests are invited to buy tickets at the event website. One of the highlights of the week will be a tour of Fort Camden on the Wednesday evening before the lay day which will include pizza and beer.
Christophe Favreau will be on hand with the camera all week along with media man Jordan Spencer who is famous for the Bar Karate Podcast so keep an eye out on the event page and social media for updates.
Here’s a feel for what to expect-
Cover photo courtesy of Christophe Favreau, 505s training in Cork on Wednesday 3rd August