199 Days to Go!

The Organizing Committee in Annapolis is hard at work to make sure that this year's world championships is a great event.  We have lots to share and wanted to pass along the following information.

Schedule

We know you need lots of notice to get your travel and accommodations reserved so we wanted to share our general schedule for the regatta now that we know it. These are subject to change pending the NOR, but we don't anticipate anything changing at this time.  The schedule we have now is:

  • 9/20: Pre-Worlds Measurement
  • 9/21-9/22: Pre-Worlds Racing
  • 9/23: Worlds Measurement
  • 9/24-9/29: Worlds Racing

We are currently finishing up the details with sponsors and once done will be issuing the NOR and the link to the registration site.

We Need Contacts for All Shipping Containers!

Our logistics coordinator Mike Renda needs a representative for each container shipping to Annapolis to contact him immediately to start coordinating details.  If you will be shipping your boat via container, please designate a lead and contact Mike at michaelrenda@gmail.com

Accommodations Explosion!

Our Hospitality coordinator Mary Sophia has been working overtime to hook you up with lots of options for hotels, vacation rentals, Bed and Breakfasts, and the like.  The Accommodations portion of the website has been updated with lots of new specially negotiated options in the area.  Check it out!

Bring Your Bike

Annapolis is an easy to navigate town by foot and by bike.  We are working to make the 2017 5O5 World Championships a bike friendly event with numerous racks at the event site.  Car parking will also be difficult next to the venues so pack your bicycle into your boat before setting off.

What to Wear

We had some questions about what kind of gear the Annapolis locals tend to wear while racing 5Os on the Bay in September.  Conditions in September can present a range of temperatures so pack a variety of wetsuits, layers, and spray tops.  A good 3mm wet suit, either as separates or as a one-piece will prove useful, as will thinner top layer wet suits to wear with some wet suit pants.  On warmer days, we typically wear a long sleeved rash guard on top.  On Colder/ windy days, you will want a full suit, spray top, and a warm hat.  

Sincerely,
Bryan Richardson
Regatta Manager