505 (dinghy)

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Current Specifications
505er.jpg
505 black.svg
Class Symbol
Crew 2 (single trapeze)
LOA 5,050 mm (199 in)
Beam 1,880 mm (74 in)
Draft 1,450 mm (57 in)
Hull weight 127.4 kg (281 lb)
Main & Jib area 14 m2 (150 sq ft)
Spinnaker area 26 m2 (280 sq ft)
D-PN 79.8
RYA PN 902
PHRF 149.4
Infobox last updated: 19 September 2012

The International 505 is a one-design high-performance two-person monohull planing centreboard dinghy, with spinnaker, using a trapeze for the crew. While it is a high-performance boat and demanding in a blow, the 505 is an extraordinarily well-handling craft and is easier to control than many smaller trapeze boats.

The genesis of the class began in 1953 with the creation of the 18-foot 'Coronet' dinghy designed by John Westell. This sailboat competed for the two-person performance dinghy classification for the Olympics at the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) trials of 1953 held at La Baule, France. In 1954, the Caneton Association of France requested John Westell to make significant changes to the design to suit their needs. This reduced the overall length, weight and sail area to become the 505, so named for its length of 5.05 metres.[1] The class achieved international status with the IYRU in 1955.

The 505 is a very popular international class and is raced actively in 18 countries around the world. World championships are held every year at locations around the world, rotating by continent, and attract over 100 boats on the start line. At the 2005 world championships held in Warnemünde, Germany there were 171 boats. The 2009 World's were held in San Francisco. The 505 may be sailed in a mixed fleet using the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap scheme. Its Portsmouth number (administered in the UK) is 902[2] and its D-PN (administered in the USA) is 79.8 .[3]

The design of the boat's hull shape and sailplan are tightly controlled, while the spars, foils and disposition of the rigging is open. This allows the boats to be set up to the needs of the sailor, rather than controls established by the class association, resulting in a high level of adaptability to sailing styles. There are a number of successful sail/layout combinations. This freedom to rig as you please allows a remarkably wide range of crew weights and configurations to be competitive, even in big regattas. Successful teams come in many combinations, including all-female, all-male, mixed, and child/adult or child/teen. The open aspect of the class fosters a greater degree of seamanship and boat wisdom, as teams learn to understand and become proactive in issues such as proper sheeting-lead position, standing-rigging attachment, secure equipment foundations and all the other aspects of rigging and layout which are so important to the well-rounded and knowledgeable sailor.

As of 2005, there are 14 known builders throughout the world. Construction materials range from fiberglass/polyester to carbon fibre, with just about every conceivable construction material used at one time or another within the class. Modern boats with modern materials are capable of remaining competitive at the international level for ten years or more. As of 2009, over 9000 505s had been built since 1954.

Various experimental modifications to the accepted design, outside of the class rules, have been conducted at different points in history. Such modifications have included setting up a double-trapeze system, installation of a bowsprit, and inclusion of an asymmetric spinnaker. However, those who know and love the 5o5 eschew the bowsprit, as the symmetrical chute and traditional pole give better performance on the typical windward-leeward courses run today.

Preparation for schooner race (SAP 5O5 World Championship). The 505 is named for its length, 5.05 meters (16.5 feet).

Events[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1956 La Baule  France
Jacques Lebrun
P. Harinkcouck
1957 La Baule  Denmark
Paul Elvstrøm
P. Poullain
1958 La Baule  Denmark
Paul Elvstrøm
P. Poullain
1959 Cork  France
Marcel Buffet
Patrick Wolff
1960 La Baule  France
Marcel Buffet
Patrick Wolff
1961 Weymouth  France
J. Cornu
D. Doufier
1962 La Baule  Great Britain
Keith Paul
Bill Moakes
1963 Larchmont  Australia
Brian Price
Chris Hough
 United States
Henry Schefter
Brian Smart
1964 Cork  Australia
John Parrington
Chris Hough
1965 Tanger  Great Britain
Derek Farrant
Robin Farrant
1966 Adelaide  Australia
Jim Hardy
Max Whitnall
 Paul Elvstrøm (DEN)
 Malcolm 'Pip' Pearson (AUS)
1967 La Baule  France
B. Moret
R. Morch
1968 Kiel  France
Marcel Troupel
Philippe Lanaverre
 France
Yves Pajot
Marc Pajot
 France
Marcel Buffet
Daniel Nottet
1969 Buenos Aires  Great Britain
Larry Marks
Victor Deschamps
1970 Plymouth  Great Britain
Larry Marks
Victor Deschamps
 Great Britain
Gordon Wilson
Philip Wilson
 Great Britain
Derek Farrant
Robin Farrant
1971 Santa Cruz  Great Britain
Derek Farrant
Robin Farrant
 United States
Dave Vickland
Pingree
 Great Britain
Peter Bainbridge
 
1972 Hanko  France
Nicolas Loday
Nicolas Fedorenko
 Finland
Kari Wilén
Jyri Wilén
1973 Hong Kong  Great Britain
Peter White
John Davies
 United States
Dennis Surtees
Stephen Owens
 France
Yves Pajot
Yvon Kergreis
1974 Marstrand  France
Yves Pajot
Marc Pajot
 United States
Dennis Surtees
Stephen Owens
 Sweden
Björn Arnesson
Göran Andersson
1975 Hamilton  Great Britain
John Loveday
Lewis Dann
 France
Jean-Marie Danielou
François Richard
 France
Marcel Buffet
Thierry Desfarges
1976 Lake Macquarie  Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Steve Jones
 Australia
Terry Kyrwood
Reg Crick
 Australia
R. Nonris
I. Rors
1977 La Rochelle  Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Phil Brown
 United States
Ethan Bixby
Larry Tuttle
 United States
Steve Taylor
Stan Honey
1978 Copenhagen  Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Phil Brown
 Denmark
Jørgen Bøjsen-Møller
Jacob Bøjsen-Møller
 Australia
Terry Kyrwood
Reg Crick
1979 Durban  United States
Steve Taylor
David Penfield
 United States
Dennis Surtees
Paul Cayard
 United States
Dan Thompson
1980 Hayling Island  United States
Steve Benjamin
Tucker Edmundson
 United States
Jon Andron
Howie Hamlin
 Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Harold Barnes
1981 San Francisco  United States
Ethan Bixby
Cam Lewis
 United States
Steve Benjamin
Tucker Edmundson
 Denmark
Jørgen Schønherr
Anders Kæmpe
1982 Cork  United States
Gary Knapp
Cam Lewis
 Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Harold Barnes
 United States
Steve Benjamin
Tucker Edmundson
1983 Adelaide  Australia
Terry Kyrwood
Reg Crick
 Australia
Gary Bruniges
Greg Gardiner
 Australia
Geoff Kyrwood
Bob Kyrwood
1984 Gromitz  Australia
Dean Blatchford
Tom Woods
 Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Harold Barnes
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Rick Rattray
1985 Enoshima  Australia
Gary Bruniges
Greg Gardiner
 Australia
Dean Blatchford
Tom Woods
 Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Harold Barnes
1986 La Rochelle  Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Harold Barnes
 Sweden
Krister Bergström
Magnus Holmberg
 Sweden
Jan Bergström
Bengt Zachrisson
1987 Helsinki  Sweden
Krister Bergström
Olle Wenrup
 Denmark
Jørgen Holm
Finn Jensen
 Australia
Dean Blatchford
Tom Woods
1988 Sydney  Sweden
Krister Bergström
Olle Wenrup
 Australia
Dean Blatchford
Tom Woods
 Australia
Stephen McConaghy
Andrew McConaghy
1989 Felixstowe  Sweden
Krister Bergström
Per Anders Hallberg
 Great Britain
Peter Colclough
Phil Brown
 United States
Bruce Edwards
David Shelton
1990 Kingston  Denmark
Jørgen Schønherr
Anders Kæmpe
 France
Philippe Boite
Jean Muzellec
 Sweden
Krister Bergström
Olle Wenrup
1991 Marstrand  Sweden
Krister Bergström
Per Anders Hallberg
 Great Britain
Ian Pinnell
Mark Darling
 Denmark
Jørgen Schønherr
Anders Kæmpe
1992 Santa Cruz  Australia
Chris Nicholson
Darren Nicholson
 Denmark
Jørgen Schønherr
Michael Poulsen
 United States
Bruce Edwards
David Shelton
1993 Travemünde  Great Britain
Ian Barker
Tim Hancock
 Great Britain
Paul Brotherton
Bill Masterman
 Denmark
Jørgen Schønherr
Michael Poulsen
1994 Durban  Australia
Chris Nicholson
Darren Nicholson
 Great Britain
Ian Barker
Tim Hancock
 Denmark
Jørgen Schønherr
Michael Poulsen
1995 Mounts Bay  Great Britain
Jeremy Robinson
Bill Masterman
 Sweden
Krister Bergström
Thomas Moss
 Sweden
Ebbe Rosén
Olle Wenrup
1996 Townsville  Great Britain
Paul Towers
Dan Johnson
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Cam Lewis
 Great Britain
Ian Barker
Daniel Cripps
1997 Gilleleje  Great Britain
Mark Upton-Brown
Ian Mitchell
 Sweden
Ebbe Rosén
Olle Wenrup
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Mike Martin
1998 Hyannis  United States
Nick Trotman
Mike Mills
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Mike Martin
 Great Britain
Ian Barker
Daniel Cripps
1999 Quiberon  United States
Howie Hamlin
Mike Martin
 United States
Andy Beeckman
Ben Benjamin
 Denmark
Jørgen Schønherr
Anders Kæmpe
2000 Durban  Sweden
Krister Bergström
Thomas Moss
 United States
Mike Martin
Steve Bourdow
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Peter Alarie
2001 Cascais  Germany
Wolfgang Hunger
Holger Jess
 Great Britain
Ian Pinnell
Tim Hancock
 Sweden
Krister Bergström
Thomas Moss
2002 Fremantle  Australia
Chris Nicholson
Darren Nicholson
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Mike Martin
 Sweden
Krister Bergström
Thomas Moss
2003 Malmö  Germany
Wolfgang Hunger
Holger Jess
 Sweden
Krister Bergström
Johan Barne
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Peter Alarie
2004 Santa Cruz  United States
Morgan Larson
Trevor Baylis
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Peter Alarie
 United States
Mike Martin
Jeff Nelson
2005 Warnemünde  Germany
Wolfgang Hunger
Holger Jess
 United States
Mike Martin
Jesse Falsone
 Germany
Dietrich Scheder-Bieschin
Reiner Görge
2006 Hayling Island  Great Britain
Mark Upton-Brown
Ian Mitchell
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Jeff Nelson
 Germany
Jens Findel
Johannes Tellen
2007 Adelaide  Denmark
Jan Saugmann
Morten Ramsbæk
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Fritz Lanzinger
 Australia
Sandy Higgins
Paul Marsh
2008 Palermo  Great Britain
Ian Pinnell
Carl Gibbon
 United States
Howie Hamlin
Andy Zinn
 Germany
Wolfgang Hunger
Julien Kleiner
2009 San Francisco  United States
Mike Martin
Jeff Nelson
 United States
Mike Holt
Carl Smit
 Australia
Chris Nicholson
Casey Smith
2010 Aarhus  Wolfgang Hunger (GER)
 Julien Kleiner (GER)
 Jørgen Bojsen-Møller (DEN)
 Jacob Bojsen-Møller (DEN)
 Ian Pinnell (GBR)
 Ian Mitchell (GBR)
2011 Hamilton Island  Wolfgang Hunger (GER)
 Julien Kleiner (GER)
 Mike Holt (USA)
 Carl Smit (USA)
 Sandy Higgins (AUS)
 Paul Marsh (AUS)
2012 La Rochelle  Jan Saugmann (DEN)
 Martin Görge (GER)
 Jørgen Bojsen-Møller (DEN)
 Jacob Bojsen-Møller (DEN)
 Christian Kellner (GER)
 Martin Schoeler (GER)
2013 Barbados  Class Lehmann (GER)
 Leon Oehme (GER)
 Stefan Boehm (GER)
 Gerald Roos (GER)
 Wolfgang Hunger (GER)
 Holger Jess (GER)
2014 Kiel  Mike Holt (USA)
 Rob Woelfel (USA)
 Peter Nicholas (AUS)
 Luke Payne (AUS)
 Wolfgang Hunger (GER)
 Julien Kleiner (GER)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International 505". Outer Harbour Centreboard Club. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2012". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Other classes of dinghy[edit]