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505 UK National and Open Championship at Rock Sailing and Waterski Club

by Dave Hughes 11 Jun 12:03 BST 6-9 June 2024

Howie Hamlin and Andy Zinn of the USA bested a fleet of 25 teams representing five countries to claim the 2024 International 505 UK National and Open Championship title. The duo built upon their victory last month at the North Americans in Long Beach, CA.

Hosted by the Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club on the northern shores of Cornwall four days of racing saw 10 races in a variety of conditions. Winds of eight to 18 knots were punctuated by challenging swell and a postcard-perfect backdrop of the rocky English coast. The club and town of Rock opened its arms to the sailors and warmly celebrated the 505's historic 70th anniversary.

Mike Holt/Carl Smith and Michael Sims/Carl Gibson took second and third place, respectively. Six different teams won individual races.

Hamlin, 71, gave an incredibly heartfelt speech at the prize-giving, thanking his crew, wife Julie, and long friendship with the class. He highlighted a humble gratefulness to be competing into his 70s. Always preceded by an energetic smile Howie's "youth" and experience is certainly an inspiration for all.

The 505 fleet now looks forward to its World Championship in Varberg, Sweden, August 1-10.

Overall Results:
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PosHelmCrewSail NoBoat NameClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1stHoward HamlinAndy Zinn9262 HNYC2122‑51332‑516
2ndMike HoltCarl SmitUSA 9266AdBlueSanta Cruz YC3651172‑161‑826
3rdMichael SimsCarl Gibson9246 Burton SC733534‑106‑11233
4thRoger GilbertIan Mitchell9215 Frensham Pond SC / Hayling Island SC110141026‑188‑1142
5thNatahn BatchelorChris Turner9253Ovington BoatsTynemouth SC42‑999515‑10944
6thPhilippe BoiteMarin CarnotFRA9270Ad Blue ++CVSQ‑107‑10648517644
7thDavid EllisJim Hunt8935 Lymington Town SC(RET)(DNC)131183825151
8thMichael QuirkCam McDonaldAUS 9263 CVCB‑12841026‑16129758
9thTom JeffcoteTim Hartley9177 Chew Valley Sc & Draycote SC548‑17‑181341131260
10thDavid WadeNorman Byrd9238P&BNorthampton SC & Draycote SC656‑15119117‑141065
11thHerve de KergariouLudovic RoblinFRA9147Bonnie and ClydeYacht club ile de France‑16141514‑1914944377
12thRobert TennantRob WoelfelCAN 9207 RVicYC91311713‑1671012‑1482
13thCraig ThompsonAdam Wolnikowski9228  11‑1712371215‑22151388
14thCharlie WaltersDougal Cram9085Who's The Daddy?Datchet Water SC(DNC)(DNC)1412121514146491
15thTerry ScutcherHarry Briddon9093 Ogston SC14161686‑20‑208131596
16thAndy SmithChristian Diebitsch9214505 Shades of GreyRYC179713151812.59(DNC)(DNC)100.5
17thMike G PunnettJohn IronmongerUSA9247Carole's BoatPCYC811181616101713(DNC)(DNC)109
18thCharlie ChandlerOwen Mills8881 Tewkesbury Cruising & Sailing Club13151718141912.515(DNC)(DNC)123.5
19thMartin WedgeGraham Elliott9261Eric ‑1918‑1919171118171616132
20thRoger DeaneJonatham Ward9125Rock Beat 11RSWSC & Ogston SC2020‑2221(RET)2222201717159
21stPierre JeangirardChris PittackUSA 9179 PCYC1512(RET)20(DNC)212121DNCDNC164
22ndBen McLaughlinJoseph Hotchkiss8925 Clevedon SC222220‑2321(DNC)23231818167
23rdMIles OdellMax Odell9168 Northampton SC & Hayling Island SC1821(RET)(DNC)DNC171919DNCDNC175
24thMike PartridgeDouglas White8970 HISC23(RET)212220(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNC194
25thChris WhiteRory Odell9157 Northampton SC211923(RET)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC198
26thGary FowlerSam Fowler7378Super G and Sam the ManHunts SC(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC216

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