The first start signal for the SAP 505 World Championship is less than 24 hours away. Sailors started to register and the measurement of the boats is on. Tomorrow at 13:00 (CEST) the first warning signal will sound and we can expect great races with up to 20 knots of wind.
The Livestream on Saturday and Sunday will contain the GPS tracking of the boats. Commentators will join on Monday to enhance the broadcast. From Wednesday on you can experience live sailing as you know it from the Travemünde Week and Kiel Week with sideline- and onboard cameras.
Tune in to live online coverage of the505 Championship to find out which of the 173 entries will win this hard-fought contest….
With more than 170 teams entered from 16 nations, the SAP 505 World Championship is shaping up to be one of the toughest challenges on the international sailing circuit this year. The event starts on 13 August, and is being hosted byon the site of the 1972 Olympic Regatta.
The third biggest Worlds entry in the illustrious 60-year history of the class, the list is peppered with some of the greatest names in the sport. Jørgen Bojsen-Møller may have won an Olympic gold medal in the Flying Dutchman class at thein 1988, but a 505 world title has yet eluded him. with his brother Jacob, the Danish duo have twice finished runner-up, the last occasion being two years ago at when another Danish skipper – Jan Saugmann – teamed up with German crew Martin Görge to win.