‘General Recall’

Have you seen the cover of the new Cowes Harbour Handbook 2017-2018?   Dozens of X boats off the Squadron start line and First Substitute is displayed! The illustration by Isle of Wight digital iPad artist, Sue Stitt, has been chosen by Cowes Harbour Commission for the Harbour Book’s front cover this year.   The lively picture…

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XOD help needed

A letter from the XOD Class Historian, Richard Field, has just been published in the May 2017 edition of Classic Boat magazine.  In his intriguing letter, Richard asks for any news about a lost XOD built in 1925 by Newmans of Poole.  X19 CHATTERBOX was last heard of being sold for restoring to someone unknown in the Fareham area.…

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XOD jottings, July 2016

EU CAN BLOW AWAY BREXIT NEWS – JUST GO SAILING! A bumper total of 78 boats are entered for Classics Week and Cowes Week. This healthy entry comprises 22 boats for Classics Week only, 26 for Cowes Week only, and 30 for both. Classics Week, Monday 11 – Friday 15 July The XOD entry stands…

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