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2020 505 Euro Cup kicks off in San Raphael this Easter weekend

by Michael Quirk, 505 Class President 12 Apr 05:53 BST 15-17 April 2022
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The first leg of the 2020 505 Euro Cup commences this Friday at Yacht Club de San Raphael and more than 30 boats are expected to compete.

In what has become one of the highlights on the annual 505 calendar, the Euro Cup is a four-event series that takes place across France, Italy, Germany and, this year for the first time, Spain. There is a winner determined at each event as well as an overall series winner based on cumulative scores from three of the four regattas.

"Known for its international flavor and its beautiful Mediterranean waters, San Raphael is the perfect venue to break the winter blues," said International 505 Class President Michael Quirk. "The Yacht Club de San Raphael regularly runs high-level events for a range of sailing classes, so the 505 Association is very happy to have our first of this year's championship events held in San Raphael."

The Euro Cup has become increasingly popular amongst not only European sailors but also sailors from around the globe. This year's regatta will feature boats competing from Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United States in addition to many European nations. A number of World Champions are competing including, Wolfgang Hunger & Holger Jess (GER), Ian Pinnell & Alex Davies (UK) and Mike Holt with Rob Woelfel (USA), so tight, competitive racing is expected.

2022 505 Euro Cup Calendar

San Raphael, France - 15, 16 and 17 April
Riva del Garda, Italy - 3, 4,5 June
Warnemunde, Germany - 2, 3, 4, July
Palamos, Spain - 13,14, 15, 16 October

For Euro Cup San Raphael results and race reports, please visit our event page.

The 5o5 Class flagship event for 2020 will be the World Championship to be held in Cork in August. Early bird entries close 18th April. For Event information visit the World Championship event site at 2022 World Championship – Cork, Ireland - International 5O5 Sailing (int505.org)

Many of the contenders are already in San Raphael training and this event should be an early indicator of who the favourites might be.

For more details on this event and the other International 505 Regattas visit the 505 International Class website.

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