The Rule of the International 5.5 Metre Class was written in 1948 and the first boat, K-1, The Deb, was designed in 1948 by Charles E. Nicholson. The boat was first sailed in the Solent in 1949.
Seventy years after The Deb was designed, the 5.5 Metre fleet is returning to the same waters where she was launched. The 2018 International 5.5 Metre World Championship in Cowes, UK, will be the highlight of the class’s 70th anniversary year.
With enthusiastic fleets and devoted sailors in many countries, the International 5.5 Metre remains one of the most numerous Metre classes, and is still very popular around the world.
The 2018 international circuit begins with the Alpen Cup in Torbole, on Lake Garda and ends with the Herbstpreis on Lake Thun, Switzerland in October, with visits to Glücksburg, Lago di Como, Midland, Canada, Travemünde, Copenhagen and Cannes along the way, in addition to two weeks in Cowes for the famous Scandinavian Gold Cup and 5.5 Cups, followed by the World Championship.
From 14-25 August 2018 the Royal Yacht Squadron will be hosting the International 5.5M Class World Championship and the International 5.5M Class Cups.
All the documents and entry forms are available at the event website >
The full 2018 International Calendar is as follows:
Alpen Cup, Torbole, Italy • 26-28 Apr • Entry form here.
Dear all, as you probably already know Mr Franco Santoni, our former Commodore and honorary member of our club has passed away last year.
Franco Santoni was an early 5.5 sailor helming Manuela VI for several years in the sixties and seventies. Following the family indication we will start from this year on The Franco Santoni Trophy awarded to the best overall team winning the Alpen Cup and staying in permanence at the CVT. Off course you all are kindly invited to take part to the race in reason to celebrate his memory.
Enoshima Trophy, (classics) Glücksburg, Germany • 8-10 Jun
Italian & Swiss Open, Lago di Como, Italy • 21-23 Jun
North American Spring Regatta, Midland, Canada • 21-24 Jun
German & Dutch Open, Travemünde, Germany • 25-29 Jul • Enter here
Royal Kaag Classic & Hankø Evolution Cups, Cowes, UK • 15-19 Aug
Scandinavian Gold Cup, Cowes, UK • 15-18 Aug 15
World Championship, Cowes, UK • 20-24 Aug