THERE MAY NOT BE MUCH RACING ON AT THE MOMENT BUT THERE IS PLENTY WE CAN DO IN THE MEANTIME

With the time we have available before we can get back to sail boat racing, we have the perfect opportunity to make sure our boats are configured correctly and we have learnt what we can about setting them up and tuning for the conditions.

To help, the International 5O5 Class is building an extensive resource for sailors.

A start has been made but your help is needed.

The objective is to collect together, in the one place, an Almanac of all things sailing that a 5O5 or other sailor can access to understand how their boat should be set up, how to tune it, how to sail it faster and how to race better. All searchable and accessible in the one place.

The 5O5 Class has had many of the world’s best sailors competing over a period of more than 50 years. Due to the astonishing success of a boat that was designed in 1953 and still remains at the forefront of dinghy racing globally, there is an unparalleled collection of knowledge and experience in the collective minds of those that have learnt and honed their craft and passion for racing sailboats in the 5O5. Given the enthusiasm the best 5O5 sailors have always had to share what they have learnt, the Class is perfectly placed to tap into and document all this knowledge.

So don’t get frustrated because we cant go racing. Use the time to ensure our boats are properly set up and we have a better idea of how to sail them faster.

Check out what information is already available on the International 5O5 Website.  If what you wish to know isn’t there, then send your question using the form available and we will get the answers from the best. If you need to know something, many others will also.

The question and the answers will be published so we continue building the knowledge base.