Getting Into the 505
Last Updated 8 June, 2002
Getting A Ride in a 505
You can contact an
international officer or national secretary
contact any 505 sailor near you, or
Check the master list of 505 class web sites
to find a web site covering an area near you, and find some local 505 class contacts. Then insist they take you sailing!
Getting Into the 505 Class:
How to Pick A Used 505
What to Look For In A Second Hand Boat
Your Introduction to High Performance Dinghy Racing
One person's experience
comparing boats of different builders.
New and used 505s and gear for Sale
New 505s for sale (505 Builders Around the World)
Listing of all known 505 builders.... ever, with notes about their 505
: Origins and Differences
, those will hull/sail numbers older than 6500
Determing what mast a 505 has..
Discussion of the minor hull shape differences between 5o5 builders - from the e-mail list
Partial (very) Registry of 505s by hull/sail number indicating when built, builder, and owners.
Figure out when a boat was built!
The Reconstruction of 505 USA-4565
. A great explanation with photos of how Andy put in Krister Bergstrom style adjustable shrouds, and re-rigged some other controls. Lots of great pictures.
Getting Into the 5o5 Class On a Budget
Andrew Cole reports on the rebuilding of 505 4565, an approximately 25 year old Parker that is back on the race course
Getting Into the 505 Class By Rebuilding an Older Rondar
by Bart Hackworth
Getting into the 505 Class:
Stay in the Mainstream
Capsizing - and Righting - a 505
Some Hints On Trapezing Technique
How to become a weapon on the wire
Some thoughts on how to
tie your boat down on the trailer
Some thoughts on
505 trailers and trailering
Some thoughts on clothing to
wear while sailing 505s
How to thread the spinnaker halyard on a launcher 505
What a "Stuff Luff" jib system is
Single Handing the 505
Why a 505?
New & Used