Sailing a 505 faster is actually not that complicated if you don’t let the amount of ropes and controls intimidate you and focus on the fundamentals.

The first job is to ensure your boat is rigged correctly.  This is vitally important because if you don’t have the ability to adjust some key controls easily and are sure you can adjust them through the right range, you wont be able to make the changes on the water to keep the boat balanced and fast in all conditions.