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2019 505 Euro Cup kicks off in Cannes this weekend

by Michael Quirk 18 Apr 16:23 NZST 19-21 April 2019
2019 505 Euro Cup kicks off in Cannes this weekend © Christophe Favreau

The first leg of the 2019 505 Euro Cup commences this Friday at Yacht Club de Cannes 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 the UK. 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, Cannes is the perfect venue to break the winter blues," said International 505 Class President Michael Quirk. "The Yacht Club de Cannes 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 once again in Cannes."

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 Jan Saugmann (DEN), Wolfgang Hunger (GER), Ian Pinnell (UK) and Howard Hamlin (USA) so tight, competitive racing is expected.

2019 505 Euro Cup Calendar

Cannes, France - 19, 20 and 21 April
Riva del Garda, Italy - 30, 31 May, 1 June
Kiel, Germany - 22, 23, 24, 25 June
Hayling Island, UK - 6,7,8 September

This year there will also be an inaugural test event in Barcelona, Spain 7,8,9 June.

For Euro Cup Cannes results race reports, please visit our event page.

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

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