I can't see the 5o5 crew union lowering the bar any time soon.
Besides, if you want an asymmetrical two man boat there is no lack of options already.
I think there might be some confusion here. When the original poster refers to an i 5o5, is it possible he is referring to the i550 that is commonly made as a home built boat?
From Scuttlebutt tonight:
REVISITING A SPRIT FOR THE 505
The International 505 fleet held its Annual General Meeting during the SAP
505 Worlds 2011 last month on Hamilton Island, Australia. Mike Martin, 2009
World Champion and recently appointed Chief Umpire of the America's Cup 34,
made some comments prior to the regatta on the possibility of the fleet
converting to a sprit pole as reported athttp://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/news/11/0316/).
Following the AGM, Martin provided some feedback on what went down:
"Just to get a feeling of the class's interests we took a show of hands to
see who was in favor of going to a sprit - it wasn't an official vote - just
to see who was generally in support of it and who generally wasn't. I'd say
it was 60% in favor and 40% were against but then again, that was people at
the Worlds who are generally more progressive than the people who don't go
to the Worlds. In order for it to pass it's a vote by the majority of the
entire membership so it's still pretty on the fence.
My general pitch is that it's going to make the boat easier to sail - the
hardest part about sailing 505s is that it's really hard to find a crew.
It's a very difficult job up front and it's very busy so it'll make finding
crew easier, it's probably going to make the boat more tactical because it's
easier to jibe and it's going to make the boat cheaper because right now we
have this twin spinnaker pole system with two topping lifts and two guys,
two sheets, pole back systems and retractors - it's going to take about 40
fittings off the boat to go to a asymmetric kite so that's my pitch." --Read on: http://tinyurl.com/3knddek
yes, it is a Revolution
---"So (yet) another new world begins." Seahorse 2011
My Gallery: http://www.boatdesign.net/gallery/sh...0&ppuser=31218
here are some pictures of my wooden 505 project in progress. >>> http://www.okaycompany.de
Section drawings ("plans") and offsets are available on the international and the german 505 web sites.
I am quite involved with the international 505 class association in technical terms. Maybe I can help in case of questions.
Enjoy both - building and sailing ...
Is the shape per the original plan, or is it "massaged" per some of the modern shapes (Waterat, etc)?
Can if be built to the minimum weight?
A mate of mine still has one of those - the windsurfer, not the 505.
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