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Final countdown to the UK leg of the 505 Eurocup Series at Hayling Island

by Russ Clark 1 Sep 10:04 BST 6-8 September 2019
505 racing at Hayling Island © Peter Hickson

Next week the international 505 fleet will descend on Hayling Island for the UK leg of the 505 Eurocup Series. Entries have already been confirmed from Denmark, France, USA, Germany and Switzerland, not to mention a contingent from the resurgent Scottish fleet, literally going the extra mile to come sail at Hayling Island.

So far this year the 505 Eurocup Series has visited Cannes, Riva del Garda and Kiel and has seen some exceptional competition; overall standings are close at the top and Hayling will be the series finale. Calling all UK 505 sailors this is your chance to take on and learn from some of the very best 505 sailors, as well as meet up with old friends or make some new ones.

After sailing, racing coach Russ Clark will host daily debriefs over refreshments in the club with the top sailors participating in a Q&A forum about set-up and tactical thinking from the day's racing. If racing is postponed or abandoned there will be shore based training organised too. Additionally, there will be a class dinner at the club on Saturday night open to all sailors and families and friends.

So, if you haven't already made plans to come to the UK's international 505 event this season what's stopping you? If you are already coming then why not make an effort persuade your mates to come too?

Event details are here 505news.co.uk/505-eurocup-hayling-2019 including entry applications and photo galleries of previous 505 events to whet the appetite.

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