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The International 505 is a fast, fun and exciting two-person, high-performance trapeze sailing dinghy, raced in over 18 countries on 5 continents.

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Show news 505 Southerns at Hayling Island
Six very tight races in a light to moderate shifty breeze
Posted on 14 May
505 class gathers for North American Championship
Competition will be fierce but fun, on Alamitos Bay
Posted on 13 May
100 Years of Jack Chippendale
One of the greats behind the golden era of the UK's domestic dinghy scene
Posted on 13 May
The oldest footage of 505 racing
A look back into our video archive
Posted on 5 May
'Fine Lines' Top Ten part 10
With a full history of master boatbuilder Jack Chippendale
Posted on 1 May
The price of heritage
A tale of a city, three towns but one theme, from dinghy historian Dougal Henshall
Posted on 19 Apr
2024 505 Euro Cup in San Raphael overall
35 teams from 7 countries enjoy the event in the south of France
Posted on 3 Apr
2024 505 Euro Cup in San Raphael Day 1
A challenging first day with very shifty winds
Posted on 30 Mar
Ovington Inlands 2024 at Grafham Water
Over 70 boats racing in what felt at times like the start of spring
Posted on 20 Mar
505 Euro Cup kicks off in San Raphael this Easter
Annual regatta serves as the first leg of the 2024 Euro Cup Series
Posted on 15 Mar
2024 505 Midwinter Championship interview
We talk with Ethan Bixby about the 2024 505 Midwinters
Posted on 20 Feb
Ben McGrane's Tips for Winter Handicap Racing
Keep going in the winter for some of the best racing of the year!
Posted on 13 Feb
Calling all owners of Chippendale-built boats
100th Anniversary racing event at Fareham in May
Posted on 29 Jan
xAmplify sponsor the 2024 Australian 5o5 Nationals
Taking place at Jervis Bay Sailing Club next week
Posted on 18 Jan
2024 Australian 5o5 Nationals starting in one week
Racing on the beautiful Jervis Bay, a few hours south of Sydney
Posted on 13 Jan
Larry Marks
A Golden sailor from a Golden era
Posted on 14 Dec 2023
Hyde Sails November Discounts!
Get ready for the 2024 season, buy now to get the best prices
Posted on 18 Nov 2023
Martin and Lowry win 5O5 World Championship
Five days of close competition on San Francisco Bay
Posted on 4 Oct 2023
5O5 Pre-Worlds and North Americans
San Francisco Bay locals win in fleet of 60 boats
Posted on 26 Sep 2023
505 European Championship at Quiberon, France
72 teams from 10 countries take part in Brittany
Posted on 12 Jul 2023
Register now for 5O5 Worlds in San Francisco
Planning for this regatta has been in the works for months
Posted on 22 Jun 2023
UK 505 Nationals at Tynemouth
Nathan Batchelor & Sam Pascoe dominate a high quality fleet
Posted on 7 Jun 2023
505 Euro Cup at Garda
Sailors from 8 countries made up the 38 boat fleet
Posted on 19 May 2023
Get into a 505
The UK 5O5 Class Association boat is available to try one out
Posted on 9 May 2023
505 Open at Hayling Island
A less than promising forecast proves correct
Posted on 25 Apr 2023
Registration opens for 505 Worlds
Moved to San Francisco due to harbor access issues in Santa Cruz
Posted on 13 Apr 2023
Simply the Best: 5o5 celebration at Hayling Island
The last great 'untold' narrative of dinghy development
Posted on 7 Mar 2023
Interview with Hyde Sails' Ben McGrane
Talking all things sail at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show
Posted on 27 Feb 2023
'Simply the Best'
We talk to Dougal Henshall about his 5o5 tome
Posted on 26 Feb 2023
505 Australian Championship overall
Slightly more breeze on the final day at Darling Point
Posted on 29 Jan 2023
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505 UK Nationals Attendance
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Stephen Graham and Tim Hartley - 505 Southern Championships at Hayling Island
© Sarah Mitchell
Roger Gilbert and Ian Mitchell - 505 Southern Championships at Hayling Island
© Sarah Mitchell
505 Southern Championships at Hayling Island
© Sarah Mitchell
Mike Sims and Carl Gibbon - 505 Southern Championships at Hayling Island
© Sarah Mitchell
Mike Martin and Adam Lowry at the 2023 World Championship at St. Francis Yacht Club
© Christophe Favreau
First 505 hull completed, just awaiting varnishing and fitting out
© Jack Chippendale
Coronet, the 505 prototype, may well be lost somewhere out in Africa
© 5o5 Class Association
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series Race 6
© Lucy Burn
Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series Race 6
© Lucy Burn
Podium in the 5o5 Euro Cup event at San Raphael
5o5 Euro Cup event in San Raphael. Day 1
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The 2024 Burton Blizzard
© Bill Hooton
Roger Gilbert and Ian Mitchell take fifth in the Tiger Trophy 2024, as part of the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series
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xAmplify sponsor the 505 Australian Championship 2024
© 505 class
Australian 5o5 National Championship
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GJW Direct 48th Bloody Mary
© Mark Jardine
St. Francis Yacht Club Regatta Season
© Chris Ray
The question of the moment wasn't “are you okay” or even “can you get back aboard”, but “don't let the spinnaker collapse”
© Marks family
505 World Championship 1966 - (L-R) Paul Elvstrom, John Cuneo, Larry Marks, Jim Hardy
© Marks family
In the pre-speed camera days the trip home from an Open Meeting or Championship was often as keenly competed for as the racing afloat
Larry Marks: 1 June 1935 – 10 December 2023
© Marks family
Larry Marks's new 505 being weighed
© Marks family
Not a bad haul for a year's work - Larry Marks in 1969
© Marks family
Larry Marks in the 505
© Marks family
With the 505 book - (L-R) Larry Marks, Peter White, Ian Pinnell, Bill Masterman, Keith Paul, Tim Hancock, Derek Farrant, Jeremy Robinson
© Dougal Henshall
Blithfield Barrel week 2
© Alastair Reid
Seldén SailJuice Winter Series: Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash
© Tim Olin /
Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 1
© Lucy Burn
2023 5O5 World Championship
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Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn Series Race 7
© Lucy Burn