102 years of top class keelboat racing 1911-2013

Welcome to the XOD website

Rick Tomlinson credit
Rick Tomlinson credit

" The X Class offers more high quality racing opportunities than any other dayboat class"

There are full racing programmes, of typically 50 to 60 races per season, for up to 140 boats in six locations (or divisions) around the Solent area:-

Cowes • Hamble • Itchenor • Lymington • Parkstone • Yarmouth

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

Our annual championships are held during Cowes Week and in recent years have attracted more than 80 X boats (88 in 2010). In 2011, our centenary year, we managed a remarkable 146 entries and enjoyed some high quality racing in (mostly) breezy and exciting conditions. The enormous success of the week is the clearest possible demonstration of the strength of a Class which attracts old and young, rich and poor, fit and not so fit to compete in high quality one design racing on equal terms.

Welcome to the website of the Class Association which manages the affairs of the whole Class. The site provides plenty of information with links to each of the Divisions. If more information is required then contact information is available.

Those who are new to the Class as well as those who know it well may well be interested to read ‘100 years – Still Counting’ written and edited by the Class Captain and available to order here. It provides a superbly illustrated history of the Class together with an account of the Class in its Centenary Year and many other individual contributions.

XOD racing

Click here for Cowes Week Results

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