Welcome i550 Builders.
Monday, the real day of rest.

Buy the Plans,
   Build the Boat

Whats' Happening

  • Class officers elected.
  • Class Constitution and Rules adopted.
  • TokyoTrashBaby's Surf to City 2011 video
  • Hot Canary takes on the Everglades Challenge

Picture of the Month

Ready to roll...

Tim is a little closer.

Class Vision Statement

The vision of the i550 Class Association is to develop fast, affordable, accessible, amateur-built sportboats, to foster fraternity and sharing of knowledge between builders, and to promote class growth and competitive racing. The members of the Class agree that Class Rules ought to be clear and concise, and provide firm and unequivocal guidance for builders. While encouraging restricted development and customization for individual needs, the Class recognizes that controlled hull forms, sail areas, and sail limits are essential to promote affordability and longevity of the Class.

Welcome i550 Builders.
Monday, the real day of rest.

Buy the Plans,
   Build the Boat

Whats' Happening

  • Class officers elected.
  • Class Constitution and Rules adopted.
  • TokyoTrashBaby's Surf to City 2011 video
  • Hot Canary takes on the Everglades Challenge


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Welcome i550 Builders.
Monday, the real day of rest.

Buy the Plans,
   Build the Boat

Whats' Happening

  • Class officers elected.
  • Class Constitution and Rules adopted.
  • TokyoTrashBaby's Surf to City 2011 video
  • Hot Canary takes on the Everglades Challenge

i550's - something different

i550's in the News

TokyoTrashBaby in Surf to City

Check out Andrews video from the 2011 Surf to City. Very cool footage from a boom mounted GoPro camera. Props for including footage of their wipe out after blowing up his rudder fittings. And he still holds onto the Crate Cup because Shazza wiped out later in the day.

posted 4/6/2011

Hot Canary in the Everglades Challenge

Just one of the cool things you can do with an i550. Meade of West Systems took on the 2011 Everglades Challenge in an i550. The boat was build with a fin type keel that could be fully retracted to allow beach launching along with a rudder cassette with crash protection. They used a c-tech carbon rig and a full sail inventory including a furling code zero (from the looks of the pictures). Also they uses a "flat" bow sprit which is currently unique and keeps the forestay and jib close to the deck.
There is a full artical in the current Epoxy Works magazine. There's a cool article about last years boat everglades challenge boat too. Here's a link to the pdf version of the Epoxy Works Article.

posted 4/4/2011

Robert Perry writes about the i550

Here's a link to the pdf version of the Sailing Magazine Article. Brings a nice persective to the i550.

posted 4/5/2011 (from 2007)

Welcome i550 Builders.
Monday, the real day of rest.

Buy the Plans,
   Build the Boat

Whats' Happening

  • Class officers elected.
  • Class Constitution and Rules adopted.
  • TokyoTrashBaby's Surf to City 2011 video
  • Hot Canary takes on the Everglades Challenge

i550 Builder Blogs

Follow our intrepid i550 builders as they battle sawdust, exotherming epoxy and massive splinters.

Builder Blog Hull
Jeff alchemyi550.blogspot.com #129
Kevin pipedream.esquak.com #074
Chris F. i550peregrine.blogspot.com #030
Tim F. www.nbayracing.com/i550Build.htm #087
Ron iceboxi550.blogspot.com #108
Tim K. mistnotmissed.blogspot.com #296
Jerome i550-hull270.blogspot.com #270
Ben bensboogers.blogspot.com #240
Rocky slowpokei550.blogspot.com #288
Chad i550knotracing.blogspot.com/ #231
Phil i550-381.blogspot.com #381
Craig poozletrap.blogspot.com #405
Chris L albanyi550.blogspot.com.au #452
Mark S http://markstieber.blogspot.com/ #505

Welcome i550 Builders.
Monday, the real day of rest.

Buy the Plans,
   Build the Boat

Whats' Happening

  • Class officers elected.
  • Class Constitution and Rules adopted.
  • TokyoTrashBaby's Surf to City 2011 video
  • Hot Canary takes on the Everglades Challenge

Builder Advise and How-To's

Lot's of great info coming soon. We plan to create links here to the many great blog and forum posts that detail how to do all kinds for your i550. Kind of a master index to the great stuff that's been posted. Look for updates as soon as I can get this working off of a database.

Welcome i550 Builders.
Monday, the real day of rest.

Buy the Plans,
   Build the Boat

Whats' Happening

  • Class officers elected.
  • Class Constitution and Rules adopted.
  • TokyoTrashBaby's Surf to City 2011 video
  • Hot Canary takes on the Everglades Challenge

Class Vision Statement

The vision of the i550 Class Association is to develop fast, affordable, accessible, amateur-built sportboats, to foster fraternity and sharing of knowledge between builders, and to promote class growth and competitive racing. The members of the Class agree that Class Rules ought to be clear and concise, and provide firm and unequivocal guidance for builders. While encouraging restricted development and customization for individual needs, the Class recognizes that controlled hull forms, sail areas, and sail limits are essential to promote affordability and longevity of the Class.

PDF version

Finalized on 3/31/2011.

Class Constitution and Rules

The i550 Class Constitution and Rules are linked below as PDF files. They are the result of the hard work of a dozen committed builders who are the founding members of the class.

i550 Class Constitution
i550 Class Rules

Adopted 2/1/2014.

Welcome i550 Builders.
Monday, the real day of rest.

Buy the Plans,
   Build the Boat

Whats' Happening

  • Class officers elected.
  • Class Constitution and Rules adopted.
  • TokyoTrashBaby's Surf to City 2011 video
  • Hot Canary takes on the Everglades Challenge

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