The 5o5 is a beautifully balanced and sweet boat to sail but it needs to be set up for the conditions to experience it properly. There are a myriad of different ways people lay out the various controls but however you control the rig and sail adjustments you MUST be able to control some key things and you MUST be able to move those controls through a certain range.

So the starting point to setting up your boat to enjoy and be fast is to ensure you can achieve this. Here you will find out what the most important measurements are and how to measure them properly.

Tuning a 505 and seeing the performance improvements when it is properly tuned is very rewarding but if the boat isn’t calibrated properly you will not be able to tune properly on the water.

Take the time to check your boat is calibrated properly.