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Strong Showing in 2021 Round the Island Race Marks Busy Half-Year for X-Yachts

9th July 2021
Red Five, the Xp 38 which took Class Five honours in the 2021 Round the Island Race
The big red one: Red Five, the Xp 38 which took Class Five honours in the 2021 Round the Island Race Credit: Paul Wyeth

The Island Sailing Club put on a spectacular 90th anniversary party for the 2021 Round the Island Race, and there was an excellent turnout of X-Yachts in both the IRC & ISC classes — with some notable silverware won by the Xp 38, Red Five.

The huge fleet of over 1,200 boats showed how much people love taking part in this event. On the water there was everything from flat calm to 25-knot gusts, fog and sun.

And as with every Round the Island Race, nothing compares to the sight of the fleet stretched out around the stunning Isle of Wight coast.

Some of the X-Yachts owners who took park shared their thoughts with the yacht-builder HERE.

Meanwhile, it’s been busy at the half-year mark for X-Yachts in Hamble with five new yacht handovers to delighted owners in June.

Chirp Chirp II 

The X4⁰ Chirp Chirp II was collected from the yard in Denmark in gorgeous sunny conditions. Her aim was fast comfortable cruising for two, between the UK and Finland, and that looks to be exactly how she has come out, as the owner commented: “She is great, we had a good first sail, boy she knows how to get speed. She has a lovely feel really looking forward to eating up miles next week, we are smiling a lot.”

Pelagia

Pelagia is the name of the X4³ that has been set up for a life in warmer climes, with a while hull and bimini for the sunny Aegean Sea. She is being transported down to Athens now, and will be ready for sailing adventures in the second half of this season.

Onyx II

Another X4³, Onyx II, was specified with a dark grey hull, Flexiteek on deck, a carbon mast and boom — and with the option of longer-distance racing in the future, lithium ion batteries were also specified. The owners commented that their first night on board was A1.

Dash

Another boat with impressive dark grey topsides is the X4⁶, Dash, which also has the Flexiteek option on deck and a gorgeous Nordic oak interior. Dash be kept in Hamble and used for family cruising and occasional racing. The owners took her through her paces in the Round the Island Race last weekend with help from X-Yachts’ own Stuart Abernethy as crew.

Pelagos

Last but not least, the Xc 50 Pelagos is specified for true blue-water cruising, with twin forestays for ease of use in all conditions, and air-conditioning and water-maker systems installed for comfortable life aboard. She will winter in Hamble and then sail to the Caribbean before reaching her home on the east coast of the US.

All of these yachts are now being enjoyed by their owners, clocking up many sea miles that they have been dreaming about over the last year during their build — and there are many more to come in the second half of 2021.

If you want to join them, learn more about X-Yachts and possibly view the latest models, follow the links to get in touch with X-Yachts dealers in the UK and Ireland.

Owners please note that the X-Yachts factory in Denmark will be closed for three weeks starting 19 July. During this time X-Yachts will be unable to order any specialist parts for your yacht. If you have any questions or want to order any parts prior, please call +44 (0)23 8045 3377 or email Nick at [email protected]

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