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X-Yachts Sponsors ORC Worlds This August

1st February 2023
The X-35 Sydbank (Torsten Bastiansen/Flensborg Yacht Club)
The X-35 Sydbank (Torsten Bastiansen/Flensborg Yacht Club) has entered in Division C. “You can’t miss a World Cup on your doorstep,” Bastiansen says of X-Yachts Credit: Woche

X-Yachts is sponsoring this year’s ORC World Championships, which will be held from 4-12 August in Kiel, Germany.

Only one month after the opening of the registration portal, 70 yachts from 12 nations registered in January in the three divisions — Classes A, B and C — as well as a non-World Championship Class D.

X-Yachts made an early commitment to the ORC Worlds in Kiel. The Danish performance yacht builder has had close ties to regatta racing for decades, such as being a partner of the ORC World Championship in 2011 and 2014, and is one of the shipyards that also owes its importance and size to the successes their designs have enjoyed on the race course.

Kiel in Germany is renowned for hosting the cream of European sailing each year for the continent’s largest regatta, Kieler Woche | Credit: WocheKiel in Germany is renowned for hosting the cream of European sailing each year for the continent’s largest regatta, Kieler Woche | Credit: Woche

X-Yachts have and continue to excel on the race course. And with the X-79, X-99, X-35 and X-41 designs, the Danish yard has also launched large one-design classes, three of which have even been recognised as such by World Sailing, the governing body of the sport.

“Especially in Northern Europe, we have always provided the largest fleets at major championships. This year I hope for 20 per cent or more X-Yachts among the entries,” said Torsten Bastiansen, who will be racing his Sydbank, an X-35, in ORC Class C.

“I hope that we can continue the successes we had with our previous boats, the X-332 No Limits and an IMX-40 named Veolia. We can’t afford to miss a world championship on our doorstep.”

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