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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 International 5-05 Day - 5th May
Celebrating the 60+ years of history and community
Posted on 3 May
The John Westell Centenary pt.5
FiveOs, fast multi-hulls and faster cars!
Posted on 9 Apr
505 World Championships return to Cork in 2022
More than 120 crews from over 15 nations are expected to descend on the village of Crosshaven
Posted on 19 Mar
The John Westell Centenary pt.4
Happy One Hundred to John Westell
Posted on 11 Mar
Seven Dinghies for Seven Decades
Watch Dougal Henshall's RYA Dinghy Show talk!
Posted on 2 Mar
5O5 UK Nationals and Europeans announcement
The 5O5s are set for a return to the stunning Dorset coast
Posted on 20 Feb
The John Westell Centenary pt.3
A crown made for sailing: The action out afloat and ashore hots up
Posted on 18 Feb
The John Westell Centenary pt.2: An eye for design
How his love of speed in dinghies would become increasingly strong factors behind his thinking
Posted on 1 Feb
Interview with Vendée Globe sailor Boris Herrmann
Christophe Favreau interviews the star about his 5O5 sailing and the Vendée Globe
Posted on 29 Jan
5O5 Europeans to be hosted in Weymouth this July
A welcome major open event for sailors from around the world
Posted on 19 Jan
NoR released for 2021 505 Worlds in Bemuda
The event is expected to attract competitors from around the world
Posted on 8 Jan
Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man
Sailing lost the sailor, innovator, journalist 40 years ago
Posted on 7 Jan
The John Westell Centenary pt.1: The early years
Exe marks the spot for Dougal Henshall!
Posted on 3 Jan
The winningest Wise Man
Charles Currey, an incredible sailor and a clever and insightful innovator
Posted on 18 Dec 2020
Adrian Finglas - unending smile and passion
After all these years, and the number of times I've written his name, you still simply type in, Aidz
Posted on 14 Dec 2020
The John Westell Centenary
Dougal Henshall gives us an introduction to the upcoming video series!
Posted on 20 Nov 2020
Hot Wood...
Dougal Henshall charts the success of Fairey Marine's moulded dinghies
Posted on 13 Nov 2020
Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'
Contender and 505 World Champion gracefully retires
Posted on 15 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 4 dinghy report
New record set by Wolfgang Hunger winning 23rd title
Posted on 9 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 3 dinghy report
Polish youngsters dominate in the 420
Posted on 8 Sep 2020
Kieler Woche day 2
Many things are different but you can rely on the wind
Posted on 7 Sep 2020
Kiel Week 2020: Thrilling duels, large fields
Wolfgang Hunger aiming for his 23rd Kieler Woche win
Posted on 15 Aug 2020
Planet Sail Episode 3
The UK's lockdown continues, but there's still plenty to report on
Posted on 10 May 2020
Calibrating a high performance boat like a 505
Make changes quickly as wind conditions change during a race
Posted on 30 Apr 2020
Everything you need to know about sailing a 5O5
There may not be much racing on at the moment but there is plenty we can do in the meantime
Posted on 23 Apr 2020
Signs of aluminium mast wear
A 5-minute check could save you time and money
Posted on 9 Apr 2020
505 World Championship 2020 in Sweden cancelled
Update from Class President Michel Quirk
Posted on 7 Apr 2020
International 5o5 event changes
The crisis we all face forces changes to the sailing schedule
Posted on 20 Mar 2020
David Snoad & Robin Duessin donate Ronstan prizes
To help junior training in the sport at Black Rock YC
Posted on 11 Feb 2020
5O5 World Champs elected US Yachtsmen of the Year
An interview with Mike Martin and Adam Lowry
Posted on 10 Feb 2020
Links
505 UK Nationals Attendance
see the full nationals attendance table here

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International 5-05 Day - 5th May
© Christophe Favreau / www.christophefavreau.com
The 60 year old design of the 505 has proven to be timeless, with continued innovation and use of the most modern materials ensuring the 505 class remains one of the best dinghy racing fleets in the world
© Christophe Favreau / www.christophefavreau.com
505 World Championships 1982 logo
© RCYC / 505 class
Andy Smith and Tim Needham blast downwind at the 2016 SAP 5O5 World Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the venue of this years UK National and European Championships.
© Christophe Favreau
505 2021 World Championships
© International 5O5 Class
John Westell crewing for Charles Currey in the 505 on a breezy day out in Solent
© Courtesy G. Westell
At the age of just 20, Keith Paul won his first major title by lifting the 505 UK National Championships
© Keith Paul
Wolfgang Hunger and Holger Jess have won the Kieler Woche eight times. Could this year became the 9th?
© Christian Beeck
High speed 505 sailing
© Christophe Favreau / www.christophefavreau.book.fr
505 World Championship 2020 in Sweden cancelled
© Christophe Favreau / www.christophefavreau.com
Rebecca McGann (BRYC) receiving the Ronstan gear (on behalf of David & Robin) from Ian (String) Taylor
© Ronstan
Rebecca McGann (BRYC) receiving the Ronstan gear (on behalf of David & Robin) from Ian (String) Taylor
© Ronstan
Mike Martin and Adam Lowry - 2019 World 5O5 Championship, Fremantle, Australia
© 505 International Association
Mike Martin and Adam Lowry - 2019 World 5O5 Championship, Fremantle, Australia
© 505 International Association
Mike Martin and Adam Lowry - 2019 World 5O5 Championship, Fremantle, Australia
© 505 International Association
Ogston Sailing Club Woolley Jumper 2020
© Matilda Harrison
2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Penny & Russ Clark during the 2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Penny & Russ Clark during the 2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
2020 Tiger Trophy
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
2020 Australian 505 Championship - Day 3
© Christophe Favreau
2020 Australian 505 Championship - Day 3
© Christophe Favreau
2020 Australian 505 Championship - Day 3
© Christophe Favreau
2020 Australian 505 Championship - Day 3
© Christophe Favreau
2020 Australian 505 Championship - Day 3
© Christophe Favreau
2020 Australian 505 Championship - Day 3
© Christophe Favreau
2020 Australian 505 Championship - Day 3
© Christophe Favreau
2020 Australian 505 Championship - Day 3
© Christophe Favreau
2020 Australian 505 Championship, Day 2
© Christophe Favreau