Join the International 505 Class, American Section! 

Membership dues help defray the modest costs of administration, promotion, and events put on by the American Section. While the dues may seem insignificant, they are of critical importance to our class. Membership is required for participants at major American Section Championships and they also support the class dues that are paid the International 505 Class each year.

There are four different types of membership Full, Associate, Honorary, and Benefactor:

An active Full Member shall be an owner or part owner of a registered 505. Privileges are to hold office, to vote (with a limit of one vote per boat), to participate in championships organized by the American Section, and to receive class communications. The National Executive Committee will determine the dues for Full Members, which may include differences for junior and family members.

An Associate Member shall be a non-boat owner who is interested in the Class. He or she may act as helmsman or crew in any American Section event and shall be entitled to receive class communications. Associate Members may hold office, but are not entitled to vote in member ballots. Membership dues for Associate Members shall be the same as for Full Members.

An Honorary Member may be elected, by resolution of the National Executive Committee, from among those who have actively supported the American Section. Such Honorary Members shall have the same privileges as an Associate Member, or if a boat owner, as a full member. Honorary Members shall not be required to pay membership dues.

Benefactor Member: This category is reserved for those members wishing to contribute extra funds to the American Section, with the baseline membership starting at $100. All Benefactors will have their name prominently displayed  webpage for that year, and will earn the adoration of the American Section.

As of Jan 1, 2017, the American Section is only taking membership payments online. You have the option of signing up for a RECURRING MEMBERSHIP (PayPal Account Required) or a ONE-OFF MEMBERSHIP (PayPal or Credit/Debit Card Required).


Recurring memberships will be billed to your PayPal Account on a yearly basis. You can cancel your recurring membership at any time using the link below:

As always, you can also email if you have any issues or questions about your membership.

One-off Memberships are valid for the calendar year in which they are paid.

Below is list of current members of the International 505 Class, American Section. Membership is required for all participants in American Section sanctioned events. Note, this list is updated several times throughout the year and prior to American Section Championships.

2018 Paid Members: