The 505 is one of the more popular high performance two man dinghies sailed worldwide. With at least 85 boats registered in Australia and over 8000 being sailed around the globe it is still a formidable class. The 2010 Worlds were recently sailed at Hamilton Island.
The 505 is a double-handed boat that incorporates a light weight, high performance hull design with a powerful sailplan and one trapeze. The boat is unique in that it has outstanding performance in all conditions. In light air it is quick and responsive, and in breeze it just goes faster.
505 Class Specifications
Length 5.05 m. (hence the name)
Beam 1.88 m.
Weight 127.4 kg.
Racing Crew two