Sailor’s Tailor – Final Product

July 30th, 2015 Comments off

I just ordered a new 505 top cover from Sailor’s Tailor.  The good news it fits!

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Top Cover Measure Up for Sailor’s Tailor

May 19th, 2015 Comments off

Measurements requested by Sailor’s Tailor (click on any pic to see close up):

1. Tip of bow to midmast at the height where the boom is attached.


DSCN2001 82″


2. Midmast up where boom is attached straight down to the rub rail at the back deck.

DSCN2003 124″


3. Midmast up where the boom is attached straight downward to the port side rub rail. (90 degrees to the centred boom.

DSCN2005 41″


Extra: Distance from the front of midmast to the shroud.

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Extra:  Corrections made to Marg Hurley’s Boat Cover

DSCN2012 8″



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Carbon Straps

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505 Canadian Fleet 1

March 7th, 2015 Comments off

505 Canadian Fleet 1
The events the fleet agreed to support in 2015 are as follows:
May 2 – 3 – Port Townsend, WA – Stewart Sinclair Memorial Regatta
May 10 – KYC – Opening Day Sailpast
May 24 – KYC – Sunday Races #1
June 6 – 7 – Launch from KYC – Jericho Classic Regatta
June 13 – 505 Open House Day at KYC – each KYC 505 owner will take out sailors interested in 505 sailing racing. Details to follow.
June 14 – KYC – Passage Island Race
July 4 – 5 – Squamish Yacht Club, Howe Sound. BC Junior Dinghy Championships includes 505 BC Championship Regatta
July 11 – 12 KYC – Kitsilano Invitational Regatta (505 Western Canadian Championships)
Possible – July 24-26 Gorge Dinghy (California Schedule)
August 16 – KYC Sunday Races #2
NB – Sept 12-13 or 26-27Canadian Championships in Toronto or Ottawa
September 13 – KYC – Sunday Races #3 (rescheduled from Sept 20)
NB – Sept 17-20North American Championships Annapolis
September (corrected to) 19-20 – Bellingham YC – Dale Jepsen Regatta
October 3 – 4 – Seattle CYC – Puget Sound Sailing Championships (PSSC)
October 18 – KYC – Sunday Races #4
November 7 – 8 – KYC – Bluenose Regatta

KYC 505 Fleet 1 Trophy
For the KYC 505 Fleet 1 trophy, we will count all four of the Sunday Races, plus the Passage Island Race. Terry volunteered to calculate the trophy scores on the high-point scoring system. For each of the events to count for the Fleet Championship trophy, a different volunteer will telephone each contact to RSVP for the event:
Mark – for May 24
Steve – for June 14 Passage Island Race
TBD – for August 16
Brian – for September 13
Ian – for October 18

Can/Am 505 Trophy
Having reviewed and discussed the e-mail discussion on the NW505 e-mail listserve, in respect of the Can/Am events to count for the championship, we will count the following 4 events:
May 2 – 3 – Port Townsend, Stewart Sinclair Memorial Regatta
July 11 – 12 – KYC – Kits Invitational Regatta
October 3 – 4 – Seattle CYC – PSSC
November 7 – 8 – KYC – Bluenose Regatta

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Toronto Regatta Report – 2014

September 29th, 2014 Comments off

Was this regatta the Eastern Canadian Championships?  Was it the Ontario Championships?……Awhh screw it.  Who cares, let’s just get together and go sailing and then come back, put your feet up, suck back a few beers and then chase that with a big steak dinner.  What could be better?

Folks, this happens every year in Toronto and you are all missing out.  Saturday was fantastic.  The forecast was not great but the thermal kicked in and the boats were always moving.  None of the downwinds were miserable and the boats always had power.

Sunday had to be blown off but the RC had the sense to not make us suffer and so we simply carried on with the banquet and worked on the beer cache from the night before; an assortment of fine craft beers.

In the end, we managed to get a full series completed and that was 6 races.  Once again, the RC had the wisdom to race us hard all day Saturday because they could not guarantee wind on the Sunday and so all was good.  No waiting around between races.

I have been doing this regatta for the last 5 years and the whole club is starting to become family.  That is just the people they are.  A cute little club house, the best launching facility you can think of and a very welcoming group of keen Contender sailors that love 505s.

Lastly, I would be remiss by not mentioning that Angus Ross beat the formidable Gesings.  Tight racing for all.  Also, young Andrew Gesing sailed in Mike Agrell’s boat with one of our newest 505 boat owners, Gordie Budning, who just purchased and is fixing up a “vintage” Parker.

That is a wrap for the season and can’t wait till next year.

Dave Adams

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2014 505 Canadian Open and Canadian Championships

July 31st, 2014 Comments off

July 11-13, 2014, Kitsilano Yacht Club

A forecast of sunny and hot weather attracted a number of boats from BC and Washington regions to compete in the 2014 Canadian Championships hosted by Fleet One as part of KYC’s annual Invitational Regatta. A good time was had by all, with the weather turning out as expected, and the stronger westerlies on Sunday more than making up for the light airs on Saturday.

The event started on Friday with a bit of a practice race, where 6 boats went out for a tune-up around the bay in a nice breeze on the sunny afternoon. A fixed mark and two anchored vessels and a smooth rabbit start alleviated the need for any on-water race committee support. After the practice race, there was a BBQ at the club, as more competitors shored up and rigged their boats Friday evening

With 14 boats registered and rigged for the noon start on Saturday, the regatta got underway with a very low tide and light and variable winds on a crowded bay hosting many other events and fleets. Brent Foxall, the Principle Race Officer, had to work hard to squeeze in three races on Saturday by moving the race course around the bay chasing the wind. The tides were strong which alson had a large effect on the racing. The day ended with with a different winner in each race, Phil Cragg and Reto Corfu taking race 1, Carol and Carl Buchan taking race 2, and Adam Gooderham and Alec Francis racing the Club’s Co-Op boat taking race 3. At the end of Day 1, the Buchan’s were leading the Open Competition and Phil and Reto were in second and top Canadian leading the race for the Canadian Championship title within the regatta. Lee Laney and Paul Von Gray were in third place with even points.

Day two started an hour earlier, but looked a lot more promising with a true westerly building. Again there was a very low tide and very strong currents to make things interesting in calling the lay lines and at mark roundings. With the better wind conditions, 5 races were run on Sunday. The lighter crews were able to gain advantage wire running in the first 4 races of the day. The last race of the day had winds up enough that everyone could wire run, allowing things to even out a bit more for the heavier crews. In the end, Carol and Carl Buchan were able to demonstrate superior skill in the light and challenging conditions to win the 2014 Canadian open, for their 3rd time. Phil Cragg and Reto Corfu were able to hold on to second place overall to earn a 5th Canadian Championship title for Phil and a 3rd Canadian Championship title for Reto. Lee Laney and Paul Von Gray from Seattle and Whidby Island rounded out the top three, only one point behind after the drop.

The full results are copied below:

Canadian Championship title for Phil and a 3rd

International 505 Final Results

Sail # Skipper Crew Fin Fin Fin Fin Fin Fin Fin Fin

8792 Carol Buchan Carl Buchan 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 10 2 8 1

8192 Phil Cragg Reto Corfu 1 3 4 2 5 8 2 2 27 8 19 2

8831 Lee Laney Paul Von Grey 3 2 3 6 4 2 3 3 26 6 20 3

8868 Piper Dunlap Dan Ginther 5 4 5 7 2 7 6 4 40 7 33 4

7353 John Hayley Ian Plumbley 4 8 6 4 3 6 4 7 42 8 34 5

8866 Cynthia Des Brisay Charles Hansen 9 5 12 3 6 3 5 5 48 12 36 6

8453 Terry Thomas Tom Burnard 8 6 11 9 9 5 7 6 61 11 50 7

8068 Adam Gooderham Alec Francis 6 10 1 8 11 9 10 9 64 11 53 8

8755 Brian Trainor Evan Jennings DNF 12 7 5 8 4 8 10 69 15 54 9

7206 Anne Splitztack Chris Splitztack 7 9 8 12 10 10 11 8 75 12 63 10

6808 Cody Kowalski Sugar Flanagan 10 11 9 10 7 11 9 13 80 13 67 11

7039 Bob Conrad Ryan Welgaz 12 13 13 11 13 13 13 12 100 13 87 12

8435 Patrick McGale Sean Rankins DNS 14 14 13 12 12 12 11 103 15 88 13

7111 Dave Phillips Mark Phillips DNS 7 10 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 107 15 92 14

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Possible Harness Resource

July 11th, 2014 Comments off

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2014 NOR – 505 Canadians

January 8th, 2014 Comments off

Please see attached for the 2014 Canadians

2014 5o5 Canadian Championships NOR

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2013 Canadian Championships Toronto Ontario – Regatta Report

October 6th, 2013 Comments off
Reporter:    Christian Dechamplain

I wonder how many people in the fleet remember my box of tissue floating away after Marg and I capsized at CORK a few years ago?  Marg was nice enough to bring me back to shore so I could run to the drugstore and buy some Advil so I would not suffer too much from a cold I had caught just before the regatta.  Those were my thoughts as I was flying over the handlebars of my mountain bike, early afternoon the day before the Canadians.  Ouch, it hurts, but I could not disappoint Marg again.  Tom was riding with my boss’ boss and I.  When I caught up after my nasty crash, he looked at the mix of blood and dirt on my thigh and laughed.  You’ll need some Advil for this weekend he said, and he was right.

I ended up praying for wind, there was no way I could crouch inside a 505 with that injury, even though it was not very serious and the Advil was really effective at taking the pain away.  Wind we got for the Saturday, I would say from 10 to 14, which for our team meant constant trapezing upwind and marginal wire running downwind.  The wind was from the east, and it brought some large waves to the race area just outside of the outer harbor south of Toronto Island.  Which also meant raking progressively from upright to 25’4″.  That’s for Marg and I with our combined weight of less than 300 pounds.  Renka and Adam never needed to rake, and they had an obvious pointing advantage on us which gave us a hard time for day one.  They ended up leading us by one point after 5 races.  We had all sorts of excuses.  It was quite difficult to make the decision on wire running or DDW.  Sometimes we tried wire running and it worked really well, sometimes we tried it and the wind was just not strong enough and the boat was just loading up and the big waves were making matters worse.  Pumping would only work for me about half of the time, and the other times it just seemed to slow down the boat, we don’t get too many occasions to practice pumping in Ottawa.  It was quite difficult to follow the shifts, they were subtle unlike what we are used to in Ottawa and they were combining with shore effects that only locals could explain.  Fortunately it was not the locals that gave us the most trouble.  We had to share bullets not only with Renka and Adam, but also with Michael and Shauna and also Deb and Dave.  The locals were fighting for the bottom half of the fleet positions.
The forecast for Sunday was for more wind, and from the south so potentially the waves would be bigger.  My plan was to carry a bottle of Advil in my lifejacket and wear my steamer.  Seeing at the yard that the conditions would not be as forecasted I wore the same set of clothes as the day before.  A farmer john with a spray top, but for that last day on the water it was too much.  The winds were lighter, I would say from 7 to 9.  Almost no trapping needed, but no sitting to leeward either.  Almost no waves compared to the day before.  These conditions actually helped Marg and I switch position with Renka and Adam.  It seemed that all the boats in the fleet outpointed us, but we sailed with speed and the Canadian championship was ours.  Marg even went into match racing mode and managed to push Renka over early in the second to last race, and into the windward mark in the last race.  I took a look at the list of previous Canadians winners and my grin becomes so intense that now my face hurts much more than my thigh.  I don’t feel like I belong with these amazing sailors but at the same time I know it is totally deserved by Marg.  She is such a nice person to sail with, she does make her crew feel like a champion and that is definitely the first ingredient in the winning recipe.  She is so meticulous with her sailing program, she makes so much efforts at maintaining her boat, “Green with Envy” 8645 built by Waterat, I’m really glad and thankful I could be part of her sailing team.  I won’t list all the results, but Renka & Adam came 2nd, Deb & Dave came 3rd and Michael & Shauna came 4th.
I can’t end this report without mentioning the volunteer race committee at OHCC.  They were simply amazing.  We never had to wait and wonder why they would not start the next race.  They never gave us the time.  They would change the course efficiently without us competitors even noticing.  They managed to give us 5 back to back races on Saturday and 3 back to back races on Sunday, the line was always square, they were the type of race committee you would hope for at a world class competition, and we got it at a national class competition for a fraction of the price.  Plus the organizing committee provided breakfast, lunch and dinner.  This regatta was a great value, I highly recommend the late September regatta at OHCC in Toronto, it’s really worth the trip.



Here are the results.

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Gear Pics from 2013 NAs

August 14th, 2013 Comments off
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