Class History

The 505 is an all-out, hang-out, screaming machine. Development began on this powerful, single-trapeze dinghy at the 1953 IYRU Trials to find the best possible two-man centerboarder. Within two years, the 505 was granted International status. Recently, the class adopted the six-meter luff spinnaker. This increase in the spinnaker's sail area has greatly enhanced offwind performance. 505-sailplan.gif

Boat Specifications

Length: 5.05 m (16'6")
Beam 1.88 m (6'2")
Weight: 127.4 kg (280 lb)
Main/Jib Area: 14 sq. m (150.6 ft)
Spinnaker Area: 26 sq. m (280 sq ft)



505 DeckMicro Bullseye Fairlead-339Micro Bullseye Fairlead-339Micro Bullseye Fairlead -339Micro Block anti Capsize - 443Micro Block Anti-Capsize -443Micro Block Anti-Capsize - 443Micro Cam w/ X-Treme Angle Fairlead - 474Micro Cam w/ X-Treme Angle Fairlead - 474Bullet Block - 082Micro Cheek BlockMicro Cheek Block - 233Micro Cam w/ X-Treme Angle Fairlead - 474Bullet Thru Deck Block - 08816 mm Fixed Triple w/Becket16 mm Fixed Triple - 4081 in Wire Cheek Block - 301

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X-Treme Angle Fairlead

This design breakthrough lets you fine-tune outhaul and cunningham controls while hiking. Lines cleat and release at angles as great as 90 degrees. It features a stainless steel bail for a bulletproof turning point.

International 505Small Boat CB Car for Ti-Lite Block - 27321 in Wire Block - 3001 in Wire Block - 30029 mm Fixed Carbo - 34857 mm Carbo RatchamaticMicro Carbo Cam Cleat - 471Small Boat CB Car for Ti-Lite Block - 2732Micro Block Triple - 228Micro Block Triple w/Becket - 229Small Swivel Cam Base - 20540 mm Carbo Block - 263657 mm Carbo Ratchamatic Cheek Block - 2633 Micro Cheek Block - 233Micro Traveler CB Car w/Control Tang - 2702Aluminum Cam-Matic Cam Cleat - 150

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Loop Traveler Car

Power and depower your sail quickly with this fully adjustable mastram system using Harken's Small Boat CB Loop traveler car.

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