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Originally posted by 49erGBR735HSC

Everybody seems to be forgetting one boat- the 505!!!!!!
Lovely boats to sail, decent second hand prices, good class association and really good fun whilst being relatively forgiving. Have a look at the class assocaition website and get someone to take you out for a sail. 

That seems like a good idea. I had a look at the Class Association and they said there is a fleet at Chew Valley Lake SC.  However on CVLSC website it doesn't say there is a fleet of 505s?? WaveRider - noticed that you are also at Chew, is there a 505 fleet there?

We'll be over there this afternoon making fools of ourselves in our poky Laser II so we'll have a lookout for some 505s....

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Paul,

Yes there is a fleet of 505's admittedly not a huge one but a fair few so you could race and muck about with them.

Sadly i can't go to Chew this afternoon because i was sailing yesterday but next time you go down PM me and i'll watch you in your laser 2 (or chase you in the Fireball or Topper)!

Where do you normally sail?

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The 505 does very well on handicap if sailed well. Its the closest thing you'll get to skiff like performance with a boat that behaves well. They plane pretty easily and they are a good boat to really get into. I started sailing a few whilst sailing Laser 2s, and would have swapped my old 2 for a 505 easily. Much nicer to sail and they are more designed for medium to heavier adults, the 2 is just a nightmare when you're too big for it.
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Oh forgot to mention, if asked to sail a 505 whilst I'm not racing my own boat, I'll easilily jump at the chance!
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From what i remember, there a a couple 5o5's at CVLSC.  Also fleets at Clevedon and Portishead.  Visit www.sail505.org to find out more.
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Yeah there is DEFINATELY some at Chew because when i was out someone rigged one, quickly derigged it again because the wind was stupidly strong but there was a 3000, me and a mate in Toppers, a Fireball and a GP14 out because all the other boats went in but we were the odd people who like wind.

Never ever seen a GP14 go like this one was.........................the bloke was intending to practise rudderless sailing, quickly realised that it was a bit difficult in the wind and gave up

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i sailed a 400 at the week end it is wheard one mint it wants all you r wathe and the next you are in the botam of the boat with no power but it is still a grat boat
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Err?  What was that in English?
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