King Olav V dedicates his trophy to the Puget Sound fleet in 1975

King Olav V Cup 2005 - Port Madison Yacht Club

The King Olav V Cup was a near perfect Six Meter regatta. A sunny 5-12 knot breeze held for the entire seven race series in which CAN 37 Frenzy, skippered by Eric Jespersen, pretty much ruled the race course winning five of the seven races. Classic and modern fleets were represented by 3 boats each and scored with a time on time handicap to arrive at the Cup victor. The keys to the series seemed to be hitting the left side of the race course on the upwind leg (wind from the north) to escape the adverse tide and hook into a nice lefty. This made it important to get your boat up to speed before the start as it was death to tack away to the right to clear your air. Otherwise, twenty degree wind shifts kept things interesting. Finnegan snagged a 20’ kelp strand complete with leaves, bulb, whip, and roots which required a mid race backdown in race 5. Perhaps this is the price one pays for a reverse leading edge on the keel. In the classics, scored boat for boat not including the moderns, Hanko and Saga were tied for first with Saga taking the tie breaker.

Cup Score
1. Frenzy CAN 37; 1,1,1,2,1,3,1, modern 10pts.
2. Finnegan US 123; 4,2,2,1,4,6,2, modern 21pts.
3. Saga US 73; 2,3,5,5,2,4,3, classic 24pts.
4. Hanko US 96 ; 5,5,3,4,3,1,5, classic 26pts.
5. Sockeye US 119; 3,4,4,3,6,5,4, modern 29pts.
6. Buzzy III US 97; 6,6,6,6,5,2,6, classic 37pts.

1. Saga; 1,1,2,2,1,3,1 11pts.
2. Hanko; 2,2,1,1,2,1,2 11pts.
3. Buzzy III; 3,3,3,3,3,2,3 20pts.