The number one formula for world-class sailing was 5.5-metre boats during the 1950s beginning till the end of 1960. Some of the legends in sailing have been made in more than five Olympic Games and the class still continues to roar till now. Three continents were represented by seven countries. They took part in the 2020 World Championship for 5.5m boats that were held from 9th to 13th January in Australia’s Newport. Kristian Nergaard from Norway took away the winner’s title for the tenth time after seven tough races.
Only one skipper has been able to win one after the other titles in the world championship as well as in the Scandinavian Gold Cup in the long history of 76 years in the 5.5 m boat racing and he is Kristian Nergaard. Now he is repeating the feat and giving out warnings to other competitors who are looking forward to take up his responsibility in the next year’s championship because it is going to take place in Norway’s Hanko which is his home club.