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The XOD was originally designed in 1909 by Alfred Westmacott and most are still sailing today. Originally with a wooden gaff rig and asymmetric spinnaker this was altered in 1928 to the current spruce bermudan rig with the symmetric spinnaker being adopted in 1969. The class is very popular on the south coast with fleets in Parkstone, Yarmouth, Lymington, Hamble & Itchenor. They are regularly the largest one-design fleet at Cowes Week.

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The X One Design (XOD) was designed in 1907 with the first boat launched in 1909. It is 21-foot ¾ decked keelboat of carvel construction. A very strong boat, several launched in 1911 are still racing today. The design has proved itself over the years allowing sailors of all ages, from teenagers to octogenarians to race with equal success. Gradually, over the years, modernisation has been approved with the biggest changes being Gaff to Bermuda rig and more recently the use of Epoxy being permitted. This has resulted in many of the earlier boats being rejuvenated, enabling them to match newer boats, not only for speed but also finish. With numbers nearing 200, and all the boats based between Poole and Itchenor, it is the strongest South Coast One Design class.

The cost of ownership is not high and, with epoxy coated hulls, maintenance can be minimal or as much as you like to spend. X's have always outlived their owners, unlike many modern racing yachts which in less than 10 years lose their competitiveness, mainly due to their light construction. The Class Association have published a new document "The X Factor" - click here for the electronic version.

Royal Lymington Yacht Club XOD Fleet

The Lymington XOD Fleet sails under the burgee of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. The Harbour Authorities have established heritage moorings for the class on the East side of the river, an impressive sight for all.  The racing is superb for all from gentle family sailors to Olympic hotshots.

The XOD is the largest keelboat racing fleet at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club with over 40 active boats. Racing is very competitive throughout the fleet. Our successful sailors are always willing to help those new to the class and those at the back of the fleet to find more speed. An XOD responds to finetuning and this tests everyone from time to time, even successful owners have days of "go slows". 

Tea is organised after both Saturday and Wednesday afternoon racing where competitors and race officers get together in a friendly atmosphere.

Join our regular racing at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

The Royal Lymington Yacht Club has a full fixture list with racing for all every week. Boats from Yarmouth regularly join us to swell the number of boats coming to the start line. XODs race in our Spencers New Forest Thursday Evening Racing Series ; this is a very popular series and gives us all a chance of winding down with a good social get-together after the race. Find key dates in our Calendar or download printable 2023 XOD series calendar here .

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The XOD fleet is keen to welcome new members of any age. Sharing is very successful and ensures better usage. Dinghy sailors thinking of moving on to a keel boat and still looking for competitive family sailing at a reasonable cost should try an XOD.  If you would like to crew, please e-mail either Shaun Norris or Chris Hawes via the Club Office and provide details of your sailing experience and availability. They will either be able to introduce you straight away to a helm looking for crew or will keep your details and match them to any request they may receive later in the season to fill a vacancy.

Captain of XODs: Paul Woodman ( [email protected] ) Join the Lymington XOD Facebook Group to see updates (race reports and pictures) as soon as they are posted to the group. Click here for  Lymington XOD Facebook group .

X One Design Class Association: www.xonedesign.org.uk

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John Tremlett of Haines Boatyard in Chichester Harbour became XOD champion for a record fifth time after winning the class’ annual Captain’s Cup at Cowes Week. The X-One Design fleet is one of the most competitive and numerous in the country. Tremlett (left) sailed his boat Lass with crew Ian Andrew, Richard Bullock, Alastair Shaw and David McGregor over the week to post four firsts, a second and a seventh, discarding an 18th for a total of just 13 points overall, well ahead of Simon Russell’s second-placed X166 Swallow with 26 and Paul Woodman’s X32 Ibex (third), with 38.

The Captain’s Cup was presented at the annual XOD class prize-giving in November. Class Captain James Meaning said: “John Tremlett and team have taken the XOD class by storm in the last five years with their uncanny ability to navigate the Solent’s notoriously fickle tides and varying sea states. John always seems to be at full speed when the starting gun goes. Very few helms have his ability to recover from a bad situation and still finish in front. Winning for the fifth consecutive year is an achievement unprecedented in the 106-year history of the class.”

Tremlett also took a win with Rob Adams at the Salcombe YC regatta in August, finishing 14th overall, despite racing only four of the six races. Sailing an elderly Finn, he was again in the mix at Bosham SC Classic Boat Revival in September, finishing eighth overall after several podium places.

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XOD Boats The XOD was originally designed in 1909 by Alfred Westmacott, and most are still sailing today. The current owners are renowned for their affection to the boat, and most are today in fantastic condition as well as keenly raced.

The knowledge Zone has a good introduction to  XOD’s if you are not familiar with the class

Take a look at the video of the 2010 Cowes Week Thursday XOD start line  here

As specialists in wood restoration, repair and race preparation in conjunction with the 2011 XOD Centenary in Cowes, David Heritage has experienced a huge influx of X Boat owners approaching the yard for work in the form of race preparation and repair all the way through to complete XOD restoration.

David Heritage Racing Yachts are especially pleased with the Centenary Regatta, as one of DHRY’s restorations, Lizz Whizz, won the show piece race that started off the Squadron line on the last day of Cowes Week.

Take a look at these excellent tuning guides: Firstly on Yachts and Yachting from Christain Brewer click  here Secondly Tactics and Tuning by Colin Mckinnon by clicking  here

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XOD Sunshine, undergoing complete restoration, November 2008

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XOD Lizz Whiz with her deck removed.

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Nigel working on XOD Myrtle’s deck coaming.

You can contact the XOD Class Association through the following website: http://www.xonedesign.org.uk Download article written by  Neil Payne in the Island Sailing Club magazine Autumn 08  about the X Boat Class

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Owning or sharing an XOD

If you enjoy racing it's obviously more fun to sail with your own team, learning to work together as a team, gaining expertise in the area you enjoy, whether it be at the bow, in the middle, on the helm, as the tactician or all the areas. Or you can be a floating crew (boat tart) going from boat to boat if and when there is an available slot.

XODs are usually sailed by a crew of three and all the partners contibute towards the upkeep of the boat. Most don’t want to sail every race, after all Itchenor runs 140 plus races per year. They may sail Saturday’s only, afternoons only or spend a month in the summer cruising on a yacht. Thus there is an opportunitiy for 4 or 5 partners to share a boat.

The annual running cost per boat is in general £6k pa but this could be reduced to say £4,500 if you do some of your own maintenance or rise to say £8k if you feel you need to replace sails regularly or have the boat it tip top racing condition. It sounds a lot but split it 3 or 4 or 5 ways and it becomes very affordable and some skippers are often willing to sell their barely used sails at a reduced price.

Or come at it from another direction; say you decide you can afford £70 pcm, gym membership money, and the annual running cost is £6k that means you would need 7 in the syndicate and each would be able to race in the boat over 60 times each season. For many that would be plenty- at £14 a race.

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Before I bought Merlin, last summer, I had only crewed. At first it seemed a huge undertaking and with no partners was seriously concerned of what I was taking on financially - especially as I have no helming experience. 

Thanks to Haines boatyard, they managed to get Merlin set up enough to get her on the water really quickly, after a few lessons with our RYA instructor who sails Xs himself, I started to find crews and more importantly, helms to sail her with me. 

There are many sailors who are willing to give their time to beginner helms and so by the end of the season I have 2 great partners, one a very experienced helm and offers from skippers to helm her as and when. 

There is work to do on her, She has a couple of broken ribs and a slightly loose pintle that needs repairing at some point in the future, her top deck needs a sanding but having a closer look -no worse than any other boat at the end of the season. So having started out really concerned I look upon the coming season as a great opportunity to be more involved and to enjoy sailing on my own boat. 

So go for it - you might be a cruiser, or a dinghy sailor- we now have many cruiser sailors who gave up their cruising and now enjoy the X boat. They are a challenge, its not dinghy sailing and the harbour isn't a mill pond. It's an exciting Solent boat, great fun and a joy to sail. Sailing with the family, a picnic on the beach, or even racing with younger family members, up to a certain age/weight we allow four in a boat. 

Partnerships need only be for a year so If you want to chat about that or owning an X then please do get in touch with me and we can discuss it further. [email protected]

Buying an X boat, can be very inexpensive, especially if you go in with a partner. 

Not all boats are advertised and one can buy an XOD for as little as £2-4K - get in touch with the Class Captain. [email protected] who can point you in the right direction.

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The XOD's are beautiful 20ft classic wooden keel boats, many painted and some varnished. They sail two or three up from the end of March to the end of October in over 100 races a year using the whole of Chichester Harbour and sometimes the Solent.

The X fleet at Itchenor is one of six Solent clubs that race X's, culminating, if one wants, in racing at Cowes Week and Cowes Classic Week and lots of Solent racing in-between.

We are a very competitive fleet with the winner of Cowes for the last seven years coming from Itchenor!

There are 40 X boats at Itchenor (not all on the water at the same time) and we all race together, giving everyone the impetus to improve. Within the group are three fleets of different standards and success in each is recognised with one of 40 different cups and prizes.

Every Wednesday we sail a fun race in the harbour by ourselves, which is often the highlight of the week, in a beautiful empty harbour, with the setting sun and a glass or two in the bar with dinner afterwards, it's a great way to get to know us and join in the fun.

You can join us - we're very friendly - by being a boat tart (someone who crews on lots of different boats). It's a way of getting to know who we all are, whether you like us, and who you want to race with. Email Gill for more information.

Many boats encourage partnerships where maintenance costs are divided which keeps down the cost of owning an XOD. If you want to helm, this is a good way to get hold of the tiller and have great sailing, learn the tides and shallows of the fast moving water with a regular team as Chichester Harbour can be more challenging than the Solent. The XOD truly is the queen of racing.

If you want, we can arrange training by an XOD sailor or RYA instructor to help you get the best out of an X.

We have lots of news, race results, trophies and lots more information on our XOD website

For more details contact: Steve Dover , Class Captain

See also: XOD Events Schedule / XOD News

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  • In the  Members Area , scroll down to the Crew Finder section and click on " Crew available ".
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  • You're now visible and contactable via the Crew available list, you can also go to the crew wanted section and click on View all recent listings to see if there is anyone that may suit your needs.

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  • Click on the boat you require a crew for.
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  • This will now be displayed in the crew wanted area of the website for people to view, you can also go to the crew available section to see if there is anyone that may suit your crewing needs.

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XOD Win for Hyde Sails at Cowes Classics

A highly consistent week in a variety of conditions saw X166 Swallow win their class at Cowes Classics 2022.

Hyde Sails put a lot of work into new sail designs in the 2021 season and the outcome as been a highly successful start to the season with X166 also placing 3rd at Itchenor Kellboat week in light conditions including a win in the final race of the series.

‘A lot of work went into the sail designs in 2021 with myself and Richard Lovering putting a number of hours in both on the design program and on the water to get to where we are now. It’s been great to have got the designs finalised at the end of 2021 and this year has been about small refinements in the setup and getting good time on the water to unlock that last bit of potential’. Ben McGrane – One Design Manager.

With the main event of the year to still come racing for the Captain’s Cup in the 100th year of the XOD class racing at Cowes we wish X166 and all the Hyde powered boats the best of luck in this iconic regatta.

More information on all Hyde Sails XOD sails and accessories can be seen on the Hyde Sails XOD page.

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Although the Hamble division was credited with being formed in 1928, there are photographs long before that date which show X boat racing in the river Hamble. Racing has been taking place ever since. The Hamble river sailing club was the founder division club for X boats. The Royal Thames Yacht Club and Royal Southern Yacht Club later became involved with racing. One of the main strengths of the Hamble division has always been the availability of moorings and today the Hamble fleet have their own XOD pontoon. Many of the XOD boats have remained in the fleet for many years. Some boats remain in the same hands and some have changed hands several times.

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2008 was the 80th Anniversary of X boats racing at Hamble River Sailing Club. Hamble division racing is run principally under the Hamble River Sailing Club on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The main season is between mid-April and mid September, with an Early Bird series starting at the end of March and an Autumn series from mid September to mid October. There are also a number of regattas during the season including the Hamble River Sailing Club Midsummer Regatta, Hamble Classics Regatta, the RAF Battle of Britain Regatta, and the Bursledon Regatta. Hamble host the Central Solent Championships which is a two day open event prior to Cowes Week which attracts boats from other divisions and acts as a very good warm up for Cowes Week.

There are currently 22 boats within the division with 19 in the water. XOD owners must be members of Hamble River Sailing Club to join in the Wednesday evening and Saturday Racing. The Royal Southern Yacht Club runs a launch service and a crane facility available for members. Moorings at Hamble are available from Hamble River Sailing Club on their new pontoon or the XOD Hamble Division also has its own pontoon for 16 boats. For those who are members of the Royal Southern Yacht Club there is also an annual ballot for Club moorings.

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MEMA's hurricane evacuation zone map shows if you're in a community that's particularly vulnerable:

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Owning an XOD

The XOD fleet has attracted many experienced helms and crew and the standard of sailing at the front of the fleets is undoubtedly high.

“The quality of Club racing is the key to the success of the X Class”

Whenever you sail you can be sure of good competition. Boats are equal, turnouts are good and races are keenly contested at all levels throughout the fleet. To find out more about XOD racing click here

For a helpful guide to ensure your boat conforms to One Design racing view the XOD Boat checklist

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Details of becoming a member of the XOD class are available here

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Over half of the entire fleet, in excess of 70 boats, take part each year.

“Cowes Week, highlight of the XOD Calendar”

The X Class has had the largest attendance at Cowes for many years and holds a special place in the event. To find out more about XOD racing at Cowes week  click here

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An X can be crewed competitively by two people (helm plus one), although a third will be an advantage in stronger winds. It doesn’t capsize like a dinghy. The spinnaker can be hoisted without the crew leaving the cockpit.

“Crew Friendly”

Staying at the front of the fleet is not a function of the strength of the crew or their weight. It is suitable therefore for husbands, wives, partners, boyfriends, girlfriends and just good mates, who can all compete on equal terms.

Youngsters can race in the family boat and then enjoy picnic trips in between times in safety and comfort.

It does not require travel to open meetings or spending nights at sea to enjoy first class racing. Most races will last no more than a couple of hours enabling sailors to get back in time for tea or to meet other family and social commitments.

If you need to find a crew or want to post an ad for a crew click here

Affordability

No keel boat is cheap to run, but the X is a lot less expensive than many. And of course multiple ownership allows owners to divide the costs between them. For advice on buying a boat click here or for details of Boats for Sale click here

Tuning an XOD

The X requires careful tuning to achieve optimum performance and this with its relatively low hull speed in tidal waters makes it a challenging boat to sail well. No electronic navigational aids are permitted, which increases the dependency on the skills of the crew.

But that’s the way X sailors like it. A real challenge to seamanship skills.

Information on how best to tune you boat can be found on the tuning tips page

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  1. 1960 One Design XOD Daysailer for sale

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  2. X One Design (XOD)

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  3. XOD 'Lara': Photo no. 26151 from Pixstel

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  4. XOD 172 racing during Itchenor Keel Boat Week 2020

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  5. The XOD class sailboat 'Phoenix' racing in the Solent during Cowes Week

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  6. The XOD keelboat 'Condor' with spinnaker racing during Aberdeen Asset

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VIDEO

  1. First XO Boats Defender A8 sea trial in Cannes this evening! #centerconsolesonly

  2. XOD's at COWES WEEK THURSDAY 5th AUGUST 2010

  3. Most Boats Can't Do This

  4. Финские катера XO на Московском Бот Шоу 2013

  5. Речная прогулка по Оби на лодке Тонар Capitan 280т.Двигатель Sharmax 3.5.Что под старым мостом?

  6. XO DFNDR 9 REVIEW

COMMENTS

  1. The X One Design Class Association

    The Joys of an XOD. The attractions of racing an X boat are unbeatable. Well supported racing throughout the season. In six separate locations along the South Coast. The annual highlight of Cowes Week. Suitable for crew of all strengths and sizes. Very affordable to buy. The joy of owning a classic yacht. The good friendships to be made

  2. XOD Class: An Old Boat with New Tricks

    As a sailboat-racing class, the XOD Class embarks on its centenary year while still enjoying remarkable success. By Louay Habib. May 22, 2011. In 1911, Yachting Monthly reported that seven 21-foot keelboats of a newly established one-design class started their first race in the Solent, UK. By 1939, the class had expanded, and 81 X One Design ...

  3. XOD

    The XOD Class Keelboat (X (Class) One Design (XOD) keelboat) is a small 21 ft day racing yacht with fleets based on the south coast of England.. The XOD Class is unique in having six active fleets around the Solent area, between Chichester Harbour in the East and Poole Harbour in the West. In each of the locations a well-established local Club manages the racing.

  4. X ONE-DESIGN (UK)

    The original design from Alfred Westmacott in 1909, was gaff rigged with a centerboard. Fleets exist in five locations around the Solent: Hamble • Itchenor • Lymington • Poole/Parkstone • Yarmouth. The class is managed by the membership through the Class Association and is strictly one design. Over the years it has achieved a balance ...

  5. New to XODs

    At 21ft, the X is one of the smaller keel boats to sail in the Solent, but it was specifically designed to cope with the short steep Solent chop. It is a good sea boat and can be raced safely when other classes choose to cancel. Some twenty-five years ago, the Class decided to permit owners to sheath the outside of hulls with epoxy, a decision ...

  6. XOD class

    XOD. The XOD was originally designed in 1909 by Alfred Westmacott and most are still sailing today. Originally with a wooden gaff rig and asymmetric spinnaker this was altered in 1928 to the current spruce bermudan rig with the symmetric spinnaker being adopted in 1969. ... A very shifty and patchy wind for the 24 X boats Posted on 10 Jun ...

  7. Technical XOD informtion

    Technical. Whenever you sail you can be sure of good competition. Boats are equal, turnouts are good and races are keenly contested at all levels throughout the fleet. To ensure everything is played on equal terms the following documents offer the approved guidelines on whether an item conforms to the relevant XOD Class Rule/s.

  8. X-one design

    The XOD fleet attracts sailors of all levels and often large numbers of boats turn out to compete in this crew-friendly and affordable keelboat.

  9. XOD Fleet

    The X One Design (XOD) was designed in 1907 with the first boat launched in 1909. It is 21-foot ¾ decked keelboat of carvel construction. A very strong boat, several launched in 1911 are still racing today. ... The XOD is the largest keelboat racing fleet at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club with over 40 active boats. Racing is very competitive ...

  10. History made in XODs

    November 28, 2017. John Tremlett of Haines Boatyard in Chichester Harbour became XOD champion for a record fifth time after winning the class' annual Captain's Cup at Cowes Week. The X-One Design fleet is one of the most competitive and numerous in the country. Tremlett (left) sailed his boat Lass with crew Ian Andrew, Richard Bullock ...

  11. X One Design

    T he X One Design is a beautiful, classic, wooden racing keelboat first raced in 1911 and still going strong today, providing very competitive racing and giving great pleasure to those who sail them.. Every boat has a history and a story, each XOD is beautifully maintained; we are just custodians of these magnificent boats. The XOD class at Itchenor Sailing Club runs over 140 competitive races ...

  12. X One Design Hamble Division

    The X is a 21' one design keel boat, that is raced in six different locations in and around the Solent. The Hamble Division races in the north Solent weekly throughout the summer, with the majority of racing being run by Hamble River Sailing Club. ... Designed in 1909 by Alfred Westmacott, the XOD was originally commissioned as a day racer by ...

  13. XOD Boats : David Heritage Racing Yachts

    XOD Boats. XOD Boats. The XOD was originally designed in 1909 by Alfred Westmacott, and most are still sailing today. The current owners are renowned for their affection to the boat, and most are today in fantastic condition as well as keenly raced. The knowledge Zone has a good introduction to XOD's if you are not familiar with the class.

  14. Buying an X One Design Class Boat

    No keel boat is cheap to run, but the X is a lot less expensive than many. And of course multiple ownership allows owners to divide the costs between them. For details of Boats for Sale click here. An X is very affordable to buy with most boats being offered for sale at between £3,000 and £12,000.

  15. Owning or sharing an XOD

    Or you can be a floating crew (boat tart) going from boat to boat if and when there is an available slot.XODs are usually sailed by a crew of three and all the partners contibute towards the upkeep of the boat. Most don't want to sail every race, after all Itch ... Not all boats are advertised and one can buy an XOD for as little as £2-4K ...

  16. XODs : Itchenor Sailing Club

    The XOD's are beautiful 20ft classic wooden keel boats, many painted and some varnished. They sail two or three up from the end of March to the end of October in over 100 races a year using the whole of Chichester Harbour and sometimes the Solent. The X fleet at Itchenor is one of six Solent clubs that race X's, culminating, if one wants, in ...

  17. Boats for Sale

    Levi Corsair 2003. Whittle Marine. Newclose FarmHill Place LaneThorleyYarmouthPO41 OSS. Contact Us. Mobile: 07900925831Office: 01983 760354Email: [email protected] Contact Us. Web Design by Blue Nomad. We'd like to set some cookies that will allow us to gain anonymous data about how our website is used. That's okay.

  18. XOD Win for Hyde Sails at Cowes Classics

    Home » XOD Win for Hyde Sails at Cowes Classics. A highly consistent week in a variety of conditions saw X166 Swallow win their class at Cowes Classics 2022. Hyde Sails put a lot of work into new sail designs in the 2021 season and the outcome as been a highly successful start to the season with X166 also placing 3rd at Itchenor Kellboat week in light conditions including a win in the final ...

  19. Class Rules

    These Class Rules together with the accompanying Constitution form the rules for the X One Design Class of boat and the X One Design Class Association. XOD Class Rules. Click here for the XOD Class Constitution & Rules 2024-2025. XOD Class Constitution & Rules 2024-2025

  20. About

    Although the Hamble division was credited with being formed in 1928, there are photographs long before that date which show X boat racing in the river Hamble. Racing has been taking place ever since. The Hamble river sailing club was the founder division club for X boats. The Royal Thames Yacht Club and Royal Southern Yacht Club later became ...

  21. CAPE SAILING CHARTERS

    THE BOAT. Cape Sailing Charters is slowing down the speed of life on Cape Cod! We offer private sailboat charters, tours, and lessons from Chatham, MA. Owned and operated by Captain Chris Sammartino, sail aboard our 38' ketch sailboat, Hannah. Our Sailsco division provides trusted sail and power boat maintenance and consulting services.

  22. Boats for sale from X One Design class members

    Contact: David Mildon at [email protected] or call on 07989 541286. £5,000. October 2021. Find great value boats for sale from some of our members of the XOD association. Well looked after and maintained boats for sale at good prices.

  23. A hot hurricane summer: How Massachusetts residents can prepare

    A sailboat that broke loose from its mooring is pushed by the waves during Hurricane Irene in New Bedford in August 2011. (Winslow Townson/AP) Utilities and power sources.

  24. Owning an XOD

    Tuning an XOD. The X requires careful tuning to achieve optimum performance and this with its relatively low hull speed in tidal waters makes it a challenging boat to sail well. No electronic navigational aids are permitted, which increases the dependency on the skills of the crew. But that's the way X sailors like it.