|John Westell's Coronet No. 1|
|This is said to be 505 No. 1 (probably K1). Notice the flat topped side tanks and transom mainsheet|
|505 No 8 (France) Note the rolled tanks and cutout transom|
|Notice the class burgee? It carries both the Coronet and Caneton insignia|
- Both the Coronet and 505 were designed from the start for a two man crew with a trapeze.
- John Westell sailed the Coronet in the IYRU La Baule trials and one of the 505s in the first 505 class regatta at Ouistreham.
- The International 505 Association burgee still carries the Coronet and Caneton insignia in recognition of the origins of the class
- More than 9000 boats to the 505 design have now been registered
- The magazine "Cahiers du Yachting" donated the wood for the first boat
- Daniel Mazo was the photographer whose doorway in the Boulevard Saint-Martin had to be “modified”
- The 505 is known in France as the “Cinquo”
- The first 505 originally carried the Caneton sail insignia with the class number 1701
- The topsides flare from 1.24m beam at the waterline to 1.88 at the gunwhale, increasing vastly the power of the trapeze while keeping wetted surface area low at non-planing speeds.
- Fairey Marine built more than 200 hot-moulded wooden 505 hulls.
- The 505, with all its spars, rigging and racing equipment, can be towed by a Citroen 2CV!
Designer: John Westell