5.5 Metre World Championships

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The 5.5 Metre World Championships are international sailing regattas in the 5.5 Metre class organized by the International Sailing Federation and the International 5.5 Metre Class Association.[1]

Most titles has Norwegian sailor Kristian Neergaard won, with six titles between 1993 and 2012 and another five silver medals. Second most titles has Swiss Flavio Marazzi, with four.

The most championships has been won by Swiss sailors, 19 editions, followed by American sailors, ten titles, and sailors of Australia and Norway (seven each).

The 5.5 Metre was an Olympic class from 1952 to 1968.

History[edit]

The first 5.5 Metre World Championships were held in Helsinki in 1961.

Medalists[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Switzerland 18 14 8 40
2  United States 10 9 14 33
3  Australia 7 4 4 15
4  Norway 7 6 6 19
5  Bahamas 2 3 6 11
6  Denmark 1 1 0 2
7  France 1 0 1 2
 Germany 1 0 1 2
 Italy 1 0 1 2
10  Finland 0 6 4 10
11  Sweden 0 2 0 3
12  United Kingdom 0 1 2 3
13  West Germany 0 1 0 1
14  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
48 48 48 144

Editions[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1961 Helsinki  Ylliam XIV (SUI)
Louis Noverraz
 Web II (DEN)
William Eldred Berntsen
 Volpina (ITA)
G. Carcano
1962 Poole  Complex III (USA)
Britton Chance
 John B3 (BAH)
Robert Symonette
 Bjarne (GBR)
Chris Hall
1963 Seawanhaka  Chaje II (USA)
Raymond Hunt
 Rush VII (SWE)
Lars Thörn
 Pride (USA)
Ernest Fay
1965 Napoli  Grifone (ITA)
Agostino Straulino
 Southern Cross III (AUS)
Norman Booth
 Complex V (USA)
Gardner Cox
1966 Copenhagen  Web III (DEN)
Paul Bert Elvstrøm
 Sünnschien (FRG)
Rudi Harmsdorf
 Yeoman (GBR)
Robin Aisher
1967 Nassau  Cloud IX (USA)
Gordon Lindemann
 Yeoman XV (GBR)
Robin Aisher
 Cadenza (USA)
Gardner Cox
1969 Sandhamn  Cybèle (FRA)
Jean-Marie le Guillou
Nikolas le Guillou
Tassin
 Wasa IV (SWE)
Ulf Sundelin
Jörgen Sundelin
Peter Sundelin
 Tomatoe (AUS)
Thomas B. Nathhorst
1970 Sydney  Carabella (AUS)
David Forbes
 Nemesis (USA)
Ted Turner
 Sundance (USA)
Ernest Fay
1971 Seawanhaka  Tiger (USA)
Ted Turner
 Carabella (AUS)
David Forbes
 Bingo II (NOR)
HRH King Olav
1972 Genève  Alphée VI (SUI)
Claude Bigar
 Tiger (USA)
Ted Turner
 Sundance (USA)
Ernest Fay
1973 Lysekil  Sundance (USA)
Ernest Fay
 John B V (BAH)
Robert Symonette
 Antares (AUS)
M. Morris
1974 Sydney  Southern Cross IV (AUS)
Norman Booth
 Skagerak (NOR)
HRH Crown Prince Harald
 Barragoola (AUS)
R. Slade
1975 Neuchâtel no champion decided
1976 Hankø  Arunga (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
 Sundance (USA)
Ted Turner
 Bingo II (NOR)
HRH King Olav
1977 Bénodet  Antares II (AUS)
H. Vaughan
 John B 6 (BAH)
Robert Symonette
 Odyssée V (SUI)
Jean Lauener
1978 Sandhamn  Arunga III (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
 Ilias (SUI)
Hans Aeppli
 Joker IV (SUI)
Thomas Sprecher
1979 Hankø  Arunga III (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
 Patricia (FIN)
M. Rouhiainen
 Wildfire (USA)
Albert Fay
1980 Sydney  John B 6 (BAH)
Robert Symonette
 Arunga III (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
 Wildfire (USA)
Albert Fay
1981 Nassau  Rapsody (AUS)
Roy Tutty
 Arunga III (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
 Pop's John B (BAH)
Robert Symonette
1982 Genève  Saphir (SUI)
Jean-Claude Vuithier
L'Huillier
Serrasin
 Onyx (SUI)
Pierre-Yeves Firmenich
Psarophagis
Truant
 (Si)Naryl (SUI)
Philippe Dürr
Homberger
Lehmann
1983 Hankø  Firestorm (USA)
Albert Fay
 Arunga IV (SWE)
Jens Busch
 Warrior III (USA)
T. Omohundro
1984 Porto Cerv  (Si)Naryl (SUI)
Philippe Dürr
 Norna XI (NOR)
Prince Harald
 Warrior III (USA)
T. Omohundro
1985 Newport Beach  Sinaryl (SUI)
Philippe Dürr
 Warrior IV (USA)
T. Omohundro
 Morea (USA)
Robert Mosbacher
1986 Sydney  John B VII (BAH)
Robert Symonette
 Helena (FIN)
T. Jungell
 Busy B (NOR)
J.E. Dyvi
1987 Hankø  Artémis VII (SUI)
Ronald Pieper
 Vinnia (FIN)
Peter Tallberg
 Firestorm (USA)
Albert Fay
1988 Genève  Tasman (SUI)
Rico Gregorini
 Sinaryl (SUI)
Philippe Dürr
 Maria-Christina (SUI)
Jürg Weber
1989 Houston  Firestorm (USA)
G. Francisco IV
 Above the Line (USA)
Peter Masterson
 Southern Cross 5 (AUS)
Frank Tolhurst
1990 Torquay  Alfredo (NOR)
Kalle Nergaard
 Above the Line (USA)
Peter Masterson
 Firestorm (USA)
Albert Fay
1991 Sydney  Chlika-Chlika (SUI)
Christian Wahl
 Thunderbunny (USA)
M. Haines
 Alfredo (NOR)
Kalle Nergaard
1992 Nassau  Chlika-Chlika (SUI)
Christian Wahl
 Above the Line (USA)
Peter Masterson
 Dodo (FIN)
Henrik Dahlmann
1993 Hankø  Zenda Corn (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Kalle Nergaard
Christen Horn Johannesen
 DoDo Too (FIN)
Henrik Dahlmann
 My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
1994 Crouesty  Odyssée Junior (SUI)
Dominique Lauener
 Zenda Corn (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
 Romeo e Giulietta (FRA)
Marc Pajot
1995 Hanko  My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
 Odyssée Junior (SUI)
Dominique Lauener
 Dododoo (FIN)
Henrik Dahlmann
1996 Muiden  Zenda Corn (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
 My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
 Baba Jaga (SUI)
Christof Wilke
1997 Key Biscane  My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
 Ali Baba (SUI)
Bruno Marazzi
 Kandoo (FIN)
Erik Dahlmann
1998 Cowes  My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
 Marie-Françoise XIII (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
 Artémis X (SUI)
Roni Pieper
1999 Torbole  Marie Francoise XIV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
 Ali Baba (SUI)
Bruno Marazzi
 My Shout (USA)
Glen Foster
2000 Medemblik  Marie Francoise XIV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Daniel Stampfli
Jürg Christen
 Pungin (SUI)
Hans-Peter Schmid
Lionel Rupp
Roland Baumgartner
 John B Once Again (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Lars Petter Fjeld
Craig Symonette
2001 Glücksburg  Artémis XI (SUI)
Jochen Schümann
Roni Pieper
Peter van Niekerck
 Marie-Françoise XV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Jürg Christen
Daniel Stamfli
 John B Once Again (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Craig Symonette
Joe Thompson
2002 Helsinki  Ali Baba (SUI)
Bruno Marazzi
Flavio Marazzi
Renato Marazzi
 Marie-Françoise XV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Jürg Christen
Daniel Stamfli
 John B Once Again (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Craig Symonette
Lars Horn Johannessen
2003 Bénodet  Artémis XII (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Mark Covell
Peter Hauff
 Addam Cube (FIN)
Johan Gullichsen
Henrik Lundberg
Timo Telkola
 Marie-Françoise XV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Leonardi Gaume
Daniel Stamfli
2004 Torbole  Ali Baba (SUI)
Bruno Marazzi
Enrico de Maria
Stefan Haftka
 Marie-Françoise XV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Leonardi Gaume
Daniel Stamfli
 Addam Cube (FIN)
Johan Gullichsen
Henrik Lundberg
Timo Telkola
2005 Sydney  Artémis X (SUI)
Jochen Schümann
 Addam Cube (FIN)
Johan Gullichsen
 Ali Baba (SUI)
Bruno Marazzi
2006 Medemblik  Ali Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Etienne Huter
Stefan Haftka
 Artémis XI (SUI)
Jochen Schümann
Peter van Niekerk
Ronald Pieper
 Maitresse (NED)
Hans Nadorp
Frans van Schellen
Erik Wesselman
2007 Sanremo  Ali Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Stefan Haftka
Erkki Heinonen
 Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Mark Strube
Herald Blom Bakke
 John B (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Peter Hauff
Petter Field
2008 Nassau  Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Harry Melges III
Mark Strube
 Ali Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Stefan Haftka
Renato Marazzi
 John B (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Peter Hauff
Lars Horn Johannesen
2009 Hankø  Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Johan Barne
Petrus Eide
 Odlo (NOR)
Christoph Burger
Christof Wilke
Marcel Simon
 Clark Kent (NOR)
Petter Fjeld
Christen Horn Johannessen
Thomas Borgen
2010 Lake Garda  Ali-Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Andrew Palfrey
Christof Wilke
 Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Peer Moberg
Petter Morland Pedersen
 Kan-Bei 2 (FIN)
Kenneth Thelen
Thomas Hallberg
Robert Nyberg
2011 Helsinki  Kan-Bei 2 (FIN)
Kenneth Thelen
Thomas Hallberg
Robert Nyberg
 Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Trond Solli Sæther
Christen Horn Johannessen
 Marie Françoise XVIII (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Andreas Honegger
Christof Wilke
2012 Boltenhagen  Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Johan Barne
Trond Solli Sæther
 Ali-Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Stefan Haftka
Marc Friedrich
 Oro Nero (GER)
Jochen Schümann
Henning Ueck
Ole Hansen
2013 Curaçao  Germany
Marcus Wieser
Frithjof Kleen
Thomas Auracher
 Norway
Kristian Nergaard
Trond Solli Sæther
Johan Barne
 Norway
Petter Fjeld
Thomas Borgen
Christen Horn Johannessen

Multiple medalists[edit]

# Athlete Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Kristian Nergaard  Norway 6 5 0 11
2 Frank Tolhurst  Australia 3 2 1 6
3 Stefan Haftka   Switzerland 3 2 0 5
4 Glen Foster  United States 3 1 2 6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International 5.5 Class Association". 5.5class.org. Retrieved 2014-03-05.