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Welcome to the SAP 2017 5O5 World Championships

On September 20 to 29, 2017, Severn Sailing Association and Eastport Yacht Club will host the SAP 2017 International 5O5 World Championships.  Over the course of 10 days, some of the world's best sailors will come together in Annapolis to compete for the International 5O5's highest prize.

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Your hosts for the SAP 2017 5O5 World Championships are eager to welcome you for what we know will be phenomenal racing on the water and world-class hospitality on shore.  This site will serve as your central hub for information on racing, transportation, housing, and local fun. Stay tuned for news on regatta, registration, guidance on transportation, and accommodations.

In an effort to bring Environmentally Clean practices to our regatta, the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championships will be a Gold Certified Clean Regatta in partnership with Sailors for the Sea, the worlds leading and only sustainability certification for water-based events.  Thank you to

SSA And EYC WILL be your hosts

Severn Sailing Association (SSA) and Eastport Yacht Club(EYC) have a long-standing commitment to yacht racing. SSA and EYC have joined forces to host the 2017 International 5O5 Worlds providing world-class facilities and race management.

Situated on the mouth of the Severn River, SSA and EYC are located on the Chesapeake Bay in one of North America's best sailing locations.


Racing & Event Schedule


Thursday, 9/21 & Friday 9/22   6 races planned

World Championships

Measurement and Equipment Inspection: Tuesday 9/19, Wednesday, 9/20 & Saturday, 9/23 | 10:00-17:00 in Measurement Tent at SSA

Registration: Tuesday, 9/19 - Saturday, 9/23


Sunday, 9/24         Race 1&2

Monday, 9/25        Race 3, 4, & 5

Tuesday, 9/26        Race 6&7

Wednesday, 9/27   Lay Day 

Thursday, 9/28       Race 8&9

Friday, 9/29            Race 10

Socials Dinner  

Keg Tapped: Wednesday, 9/20 - Thursday, 9/28

Pasta!: Served after sailing at EYC

SAP Mid-Way Party at SAP: Tuesday, 9/26

Pomp & Circumstance 

Friday, 9/22: Pre-Worlds Awards at SSA Deck

Saturday, 9/23: 2017 SAP International 5O5 Opening Ceremony presented by CBYRA at SSA at 1700 with refreshments at EYC following ceremony

Friday, 9/29: SAP 5O5 World Championship Awards Dinner at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

5O5 Annual General Meeting: Tuesday, 9/26, 1800 in the SAP Sailor's Lounge


There are at least three chandleries in Annapolis, with Annapolis Performance Sailing – the most oriented to dinghies/one designs – being a two minute walk from SSA/EYC. Other marine services are listed in Annapolis’s Marine Service Guide, PortBook.  Sailing in Annapolis is covered by SpinSheet Magazine. 


September temperatures in Annapolis should range between nighttime lows of about 17 C and daytime highs of about 28 C.  The water will be warm, probably above 25 C.  You can check now and recent weather conditions (and wind) at the Thomas Point Light weather site or through WindAlert to the right. 


Containers will ship in and out of the port of Baltimore and will be trucked between the port of Baltimore and Annapolis.  For support with logistics, contact Mike Renda by e-mail at michaelrenda@gmail.com or by phone: +1 (908) 229-2507