Well, the main point about this boat, is that it is the 505 belonging to our very own FF Champion, Richard Lovering. At least now you know how technical he can get!!
I always lusted after a 505 as a teenager, and only managed to get one season racing one as crew at Queen Mary many years ago. They just excite me to look at.
You can see here that Richard has made provision to pull his jib sheet inboard of the tank and this is what prompted our conversation about the same issue for the new FF jib – but Richard thinks it wont be necessary in our Class – phew!
The next photo shows the adjustable clew outhaul in two dimensions. I noticed the Osprey stand had a boat from Hartley’s with a similar arrangement.