July 24, 20122012 SAP 505 World ChampionshipWith a staggering 188 boats, the 505 fleet employed a gate or rabbit start to give the entire fleet an equal chance during the starting phase. Over six days, just nine races were completed, leading to a tight point spread and ensuring that no place on the podium was locked down until the finish line. The team of Jan Saugmann and Martin Gorge (DEN 8964) snagged a third place in the final race, leap-frogging them into first overall.
July 19, 2012505 Pre-Worlds: La RochelleRacing in La Rochelle, France, kicked off on July 17 with the Pre-Worlds and the French International Cup. The SAP 505 World Championship runs from July 21 to 27. Photos: Christophe Favreau