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505 Fleet 17

The 16-ft. 6-in. (5.05 meters) 5O5 is a high performance two-person boat with a powerful sail plan and one trapeze. The boat is unique in that it has outstanding performance in all conditions and will challenge even experienced sailors. In light air it is quick and responsive; in breeze it just goes faster, planing in as little as ten knots of wind. The 505 carries a mainsail, jib, and spinnaker. The 505 class was started in 1954 when the French Yachting Association decided to establish a new One-Design racing class. The boat was designed by John Westell of Britain.

Learn more at the official 505 Class website.

505 Class Sailing at Hoover Sailing Club. Photo by Lisa Kreischer.
Sail a 505 at Hoover Sailing Club in Westerville, Ohio near Columbus. Photo by Lisa Kreischer.
Two club members sailing a 505 at Hoover Sailing Club. Photo by Lisa Kreischer.
Sail a 505 at Hoover Sailing Club in Westerville, Ohio. Photo by Lisa Kreischer.
A 505 sailboat overtaking a group of Thistle sailboats. Photo by Lisa Kreischer.
Two club members out for a race. Photo by Lisa Kreischer.