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The 5.5 Metre World Championship are international sailing regatta in the 5.5 Metre class organized by the host club and the International 5.5 Metre Class Association and recognized by the World Sailing.[1]

The most titles have been won by Norwegian sailor Kristian Nergaard, with nine titles between 1990 and 2016 and another six silver medals. The second most titles have been won by Swiss sailor Flavio Marazzi, with six.

The most championships have been won by Swiss sailors, with 20 editions, followed by American sailors, with ten titles, and sailors of Australia and Norway (seven each).

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

Contents

HistoryEdit

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

EditionsEdit

Year City Country Dates Athletes Nations Notes
1961 Helsinki   Finland [2]
1962 Poole   United Kingdom [3]
1963 Seawanhaka   United States [4]
1964 Tokyo   Japan part of the 1964 Summer Olympics [5]
1965 Naples   Italy [6]
1966 Copenhagen   Denmark [7]
1967 Nassau   Bahamas [8]
1968 Acapulco   Mexico part of the 1968 Summer Olympics [9]
1969 Sandhamn   Sweden [10]
1970 Broken Bay   Australia 19–26 February [11]
1971 Seawanhaka   United States [12]
1972 Geneva    Switzerland [13]
1973 Lysekil   Sweden [14]
1974 Sydney   Australia [15]
1975 Neuchâtel    Switzerland [16]
1976 Hankø   Norway [17]
1977 Bénodet   France [18]
1978 Sandhamn   Sweden [19]
1979 Hankø   Norway [20]
1980 Sydney   Australia [21]
1981 Nassau   Bahamas 24–30 March [22]
1982 Geneva    Switzerland [23]
1983 Hankø   Norway 9–16 July [24]
1984 Porto Cervo   Italy 17–27 September [25]
1985 Newport Beach   United States 9–16 September [26]
1986 Sydney   Australia [27]
1987 Hankø   Norway 9–17 July [28]
1988 Geneva    Switzerland 6–14 May [29]
1989 Houston   United States [30]
1990 Torquay   United Kingdom [31]
1991 Sydney   Australia [32]
1992 Nassau   Bahamas [33]
1993 Hankø   Norway [34]
1994 Crouesty   France [35]
1995 Hankø   Norway 8–12 August [36]
1996 Muiden   Netherlands 13–20 July [37]
1997 Miami   United States 16–21 November [38]
1998 Cowes   United Kingdom [39]
1999 Torbole   Italy 12–19 September [40]
2000 Medemblik   Netherlands 22 July – 4 August [41]
2001 Flensburg   Denmark 6–14 June [42]
2002 Helsinki   Finland 16–27 July [43]
2003 Bénodet   France 24–29 August [44]
2004 Torbole   Italy 6–10 September [45]
2005 Sydney   Australia 4–10 January [46]
2006 Medemblik   Netherlands 28 July – 2 August [47]
2007 Sanremo   Italy 16–21 September [48]
2008 Nassau   Bahamas 9 March – 14 March [49]
2009 Oslo   Norway 6–10 July [50]
2010 Torbole   Italy 5–10 September [51]
2011 Helsinki   Finland 31 July – 5 August [52]
2012 Boltenhagen   Germany 9–14 September [53]
2013 Curaçao   Netherlands Antilles 28 January – 1 February [54]
2014 Grosseto   Italy 15–28 September [55]
2015 Nynäshamn   Sweden 24–29 August [56]
2016 Copenhagen   Denmark 22–26 August
2017 Benodet   France 4–8 September
2018 Cowes   United Kingdom 20–24 August [57]

All-time medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1   Switzerland (SUI)2014842
2  United States (USA)1091433
3  Norway (NOR)99624
4  Australia (AUS)74314
5  Bahamas (BAH)451019
6  Denmark (DEN)1203
7  France (FRA)1012
  Germany (GER)1012
  Italy (ITA)1012
10  Finland (FIN)06410
11  Sweden (SWE)0314
12  Great Britain (GBR)0123
13  West Germany (FRG)0101
14  Netherlands (NED)0011
Totals (14 nations)545452160

MedalistsEdit

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
Paul Mik Meyer
  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 (BAH)
Robert Symonette
Ulf Sundelin
Gavin McKinney
  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
Mark Tolhurst
  Pop's John B (BAH)
Robert Symonette
Gavin McKinney
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 Cervo   (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
Kristian Nergaard
Espen Stokkeland
  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
Kristian Nergaard
Herman Horn Johannesen
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
Christen Horn Johannesen
  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
Christen Horn Johannesen
Dag Usterud
  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 SUI - Artémis XI
  Jochen Schümann (GER)
  Roni Pieper (SUI)
  Peter van Niekerck (NED)
  Marie-Françoise XV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Jürg Christen
Daniel Stamfli
BAH - John B Once Again
  Gavin McKinney (BAH)
  Craig Symonette (BAH)
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 NOR - Artémis XII
  Kristian Nergaard (NOR)
  Mark Covell (GBR)
Peter Hauff
  Addam³ (FIN)
Johan Gullichsen
Henrik Lundberg
Timo Telkola
  Marie-Françoise XV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Leonardi Gaume
Daniel Stamfli
2004 Torbole   Ali Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Enrico de Maria
Stefan Haftka
  Marie-Françoise XV (SUI)
Jürg Menzi
Leonardi Gaume
Daniel Stamfli
  Addam³ (FIN)
Johan Gullichsen
Henrik Lundberg
Timo Telkola
2005 Sydney SUI - Artémis X
  Jochen Schümann (GER)
  Roni Pieper (SUI)
FIN - Addam³
  Johan Gullichsen (FIN)
SUI - Ali Baba
  Bruno Marazzi (SUI)
  Flavio Marazzi (SUI)
2006 Medemblik   Ali Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Etienne Huter
Stefan Haftka
SUI - Artémis XI
  Jochen Schümann (GER)
  Peter van Niekerck (NED)
  [[]] (SUI)
  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
Harald Blom Bakke
  John B (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Peter Hauff
Petter Field
2008 Nassau NOR - Artemis XIV
  Kristian Nergaard (NOR)
  Harry Melges III (USA)
  Mark Strube (USA)
  Ali Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Stefan Haftka
Renato Marazzi
  John B (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Peter Hauff
Lars Horn Johannesen
2009 Hankø NOR - Artemis XIV
  Kristian Nergaard (NOR)
  Johan Barne (SWE)
  Petrus Eide (NOR)
NOR - Odlo
  Christoph Burger (NOR)
  Christof Wilke (SUI)
Marcel Simon
  Clark Kent (NOR)
Petter Fjeld
Christen Horn Johannessen
Thomas Borgen
2010 Lake Garda SUI - Ali-Baba
  Flavio Marazzi (SUI)
  Andrew Palfrey (AUS)
  Christof Wilke (SUI)
  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
2014 Porto Santo Stefano   Ali Baba (SUI)
Flavio Marazzi
Jakob Gustafsson
Christoph Burger
  Artemis XIV (NOR)
Kristian Nergaard
Trond Solli Sæther
Johan Barne
  John B (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Lars Horn Johannessen
Thomas Hallberg
2015 Nynäshamn Artemis XIV - NOR
  Kristian Nergaard (NOR)
  Trond Solli Sæther (NOR)
  Johan Barne (SWE)
  John B (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Lars Horn Johannessen
Thomas Hallberg
  New Moon (BAH)
Mark Holowesko
Petter Morland Pedersen
Peter Vlasov
2016 Copenhagen Artemis XIV - NOR
  Kristian Nergaard (NOR)
  Trond Solli Sæther (NOR)
  Johan Barne (SWE)
  Arnold P (DEN)
Bo Selko
Rasmus Knude
Mikael Pedersen
  John B (BAH)
Gavin McKinney
Lars Horn Johannessen
Thomas Hallberg
2017 Benodet[58] BAH - John B
  Gavin McKinney (BAH)
  Mathias Dahlman (FIN)
  Lars Horn Johannessen (NOR)
BAH 21 - New Moon
  Mark Holowesko (BAH)
  Christoph Burger (SUI)
  Peter Vlasov (BAH)
  Feng Shui (NED)
Arend Jan Pasman
Ron Azier
Kim Chabani
2018 Cowes[59][60] BAH 21 - New Moon
  Mark Holowesko (BAH)
  Christoph Burger (SUI)
  Peter Vlasov (BAH)
SUI 218 - Marie Françoise XVX
  Jürg Menzi (SUI)
Jurgen Eiermann
Bo Selko
NOR 57 - Artemis XIV
  Kristian Nergaard (NOR)
Kristoffer Spone
  Trond Solli-Sæther (NOR)

Multiple medalistsEdit

# Athlete Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Kristian Nergaard   Norway 9 6 2 16
2 Flavio Marazzi    Switzerland 6 4 0 11
3 Johan Barne   Sweden 4 2 0 6
4 Trond Solli Sæther   Norway 3 3 1 7
5 Frank Tolhurst   Australia 3 2 1 6
6 Stefan Haftka    Switzerland 3 2 0 5
7 Glen Foster   United States 3 1 2 6

See alsoEdit

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