Great boat for racing or day trips. Bargain at £2995.Our XOD (X68 sail Number) “Southwind”1937 – WoodnuttSouthwind is in excellent condition. She has a good set of sails, plus lots of spares. Southwind is complete with a road trailer. Fully certified and ready to go.Southwind can be viewed in Lymington, please drop me a line for any further information. She will need a little bit of work to get her 100% ready for the new season. X – Boats have a big following and are lovely boats to sail. Southwind was build in the leading yard of the time on the Isle of Wight. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Plus can help with local delivery. Many thanksHistory of the XODThe 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. Seasons and race programmes vary to meet the requirements of the local membership.The X One Design was designed by Alfred Westmacott, who was Managing Director of Woodnutts Boatyard at St Helens on the Isle of Wight. He specialised in building small day racing boats and these included the Seaview Mermaid, Solent Sunbeam and Victory. Racing first took place in Southampton Water in 1911 under the auspices of the MYC (later to become the Royal Motor Yacht Club). By the outbreak of the First World War some ten boats had been built. After the First World War, building resumed in 1923, continued till 1939, stopped during WW2 and resumed in 1946. The latest boat built was as recently as 2007. The hull shape has remained unchanged since the original design but there have been changes to the approved types of timber, fastenings and surface treatments. This last change was perhaps the most important, as many boats have now been epoxied with considerable savings in upkeep and prolonging the life of the boats so treated.X One Design racing takes place throughout the season in six locations around the Solent. At each one a full programme of racing is organised by the Clubs involved. Of the 202 X boats ever built, after allowing for those lost to fire, storm, neglect and one even to enemy action, there are still 190 registered. XOD fleets are in Cowes, Hamble, Itchenor, Lymington, Parkstone and Yarmouth.An XOD is usually crewed competitively by three people, although it is possible to sail with two. The spinnaker can be hoisted without the crew leaving the cockpit.
Current Price: £2995.00
This Xod Sailing Yacht – Beautiful Sailing Boat For Racing Or Cruising – With Trailer boat is located in Lymington, SO41 *** and is being sold on eBay by prowow.