The Pacific Northwest 505 fleet ships boats to international regattas all the time, so Viper owners looked there for guidance. Paul Von Grey, a local 505 guru, has organized container shipping of 505s from the Port of Seattle to far-flung venues including Australia, Barbados and South Africa. Upbeat as ever, he quickly pointed out that the logistics could get tricky. First, he suggested, one must obtain upfront commitments, sworn in blood oaths, from owners who will never, ever, upon pain of death, back out of the shipping deal. Next, select a world-class freight forwarder, like W.J. Byrnes & Co., in Seattle, to handle the shipping. And remember: The preliminary shipping estimate, with a list of fees as long as LeBron James’ arm, includes items that won’t be quantifiable until after the container arrives at its destination.