Writing in the 505 Worlds sailing newsletter today, Peter Funke, the South African 505 Class Association President says; “The preparations for the 2015 World Championships are progressing extremely well. The Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the beautiful Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth, and the South African 505 Class Association have joined forces and formed an event Organising Commitee which is making excellent headway with its preparations.”
The 505 is a two person racing dinghy that offers fast and exciting sailing. From 23 March to 3 April Port Elizabeth will be host to hundreds of sailors and supporters contesting the 60th sailing of the 505 World Championships.
The local committee of host club Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) have been hard at work arranging the bridge boat, mark laying and rescue craft with the assistance of the South African Navy.
“The 2015 Worlds Organising Committee is also working hard together with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, South African Sailing as well as the local and national Government to make this event very special,” continued Funke.
As Funke said to the international community in his newsletter; “The section on accommodation on the website (www.505worlds2015.com) is live. Just click on “MYPE Accommodation” and you will find links to all types of accommodation from budget bed and breakfast to luxurious guest houses.
Last week the Eastern Cape Sports Commission provided their letter of confirmation and support for the 505 World Championships 2015. This is the last step in the process of obtaining the blessing from SASCOC (the South African Sports Commission and Olympic Committee) to hold the 60th 505 World Championships in Port Elizabeth.
As part of the local organisation’s preparations for the 2015 Worlds, a number of 505 teams from across South African will be taking part in the 2014 Kiel Week and 2014 World Championships in Kiel.
“We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country,” concluded Funke.