XODs on TV !

        XODs on TV  !     The XODs featured in Episode 2 of the Channel 5 series “BRITAIN BY BOAT” screened on Friday 30th November 2018 at 8.00 pm. The Channel 5 travelogue series reunited Michael Buerk and John Sergeant to explore Britain’s coastline by yacht. Michael Buerk is well known as a journalist…

AN HISTORIC XOD AGM

At the XOD Class AGM on Saturday 24th November 2018, the resolution to change the Cowes Week XOD Points Series from 8 days to 7 days was carried unanimously.  This means that the Cowes Week Points Series for the Captain’s Cup will be from the Saturday to the Friday of Cowes Week in 2019 and…

XOD SAIL MEASURING

At their meeting on 9th April 2018, the XOD Class Committee agreed that sails from North, Batt and Sanders had come to measure very accurately, being production sails and laser cut.  The XOD Rules define the measurer as including designated representatives appointed by the Committee, which would include nominees from the three sailmakers.  The XOD…

John Flanders, XOD legend

John Flanders died on 10th August 2017 in St Mary’s Hospital, IoW, aged 95 years.   John was an XOD legend, sailing regularly for over 20 years at Yarmouth, racing against the great names, like Harold Hayles and Harry Minchin.   His first XOD was X37 Ariel bought in 1966, followed by X138 Spray in 1968, then…