NACRA | 500 Race

The NACRA 500 Race is the racing craft many people have been looking for years. The 500 Race is differentiated from the 500 by a larger battened MNX jib. There the tack fits right down to the spinnaker pole, giving it more power lower down and therefore more drive and less heel. Sails are made by Performance Sails and built of MNX, fibre reinforced monofilm, a truly modern material.

Technical data

Boat length 5.00
Boat width 2.44
Mast lenght 8.23
Area mainsail 14.15
Area Jib 3.71
Area Spi 17.00


Nacra snuffer system Standard
Nacra kick up rudder system Standard
Foam sandwich Vinylester construction Standard
Ariba Glassfiber telesscopic joystick Standard
1:8 mainsheet system Standard

Sailing without dagger boards gives freedom when launching and recovering and as well means that the simpler construction of the hulls saves weight in building this little rocket ship! Kick up rudders are simple to use and are one of the great features of all NACRA Catamarans. Deep buoyant hulls are of the legendary quality sandwich construction.

Fitted with four trapezes the NACRA 500 Race is designed as a boat for fast recreational sailing and club racing, where for local reason dagger boards may not be suitable. The 17 sq metre spinnaker compliments this boat perfectly. That is not easy for designers, but the NACRA balance is perfect and enables you to drive this boat hard up and downwind. The nylon spinnaker is packed away in a cloth chute with a glass fibre large entry which eases the launching and recovery system. All gear throughout is Harken, giving years of assured life and service.

For years the NACRA 500 has proved to be the  “pocket rocket”. Now the 500 Race is all of that and more, showing itself to be a “handicap robber” as well. This boat is truly faster than it should be!