Leader board domination – Six X-41’s in the top seven at the ORC European Championship, 2017.

Monday 7th August 2017

In Class B at the Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship, Gdańsk 2017, the X-41 not only achieved 6 out of 7 of the top spots, but X-Yacht’s have dominated the top 10. No other class stands between, 1st and 5th, with one Xp44 joining the six X-41’s in the top 10.

The racing between the X-41’s was observed as being some of the fiercest of the event. In the final day of racing the leaders had to fight to the end to keep on top of the podium, with two rivals (Xini Freedom and Premium) battling pre start in a match racing style which lead to both being OCS. This allowed Dockenhunden to take a race win and ultimately take 2nd overall.

Thomas Jungblut on Dockenhuden from Germany said, “We have been racing these boats against each other for many years. We know how to tune them to be fast in all conditions, we know the crew work needed to get around the course, and all the techniques. It’s really close amongst us, we push each other all the time.”

In the end there was only 1 point between gold, silver and bronze. This is testament to both the skill of the sailors and the impressive speed and agility of the X-41 design, as a thrilling racing yacht.

See the full set of the events results and more photos of the vent here.

Rank Yacht Name Sail No Bow Type R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1 Xini Freedom FIN-68 08 X-41 5,00 4,00 1,00 1,00 3,00 30,00
OCS
14,00
2 DOCKENHUDEN GER 7271 22 X-41 3,00 3,00 7,50 4,00 5,00 1,00 16,00
3 PREMIUM EST 499 32 X-41 mod 8,00 1,00 5,00 2,00 1,00 30,00
OCS
17,00
4 HALBTROCKEN 4.0 GER 7460 24 X-41 7,00 5,00 3,00 30,00
DSQ
2,00 3,00 20,00
5 FORTE EST 475 12 X-41 13,00 2,00 2,00 30,00
DNF
4,00 4,00 25,00
6 Sirena DEN 4227 11 SWAN 42 2,00 7,00 7,50 3,00 6,00 11,00 25,50
7 OLYMPIC EST 463 27 X-41 mod 11,00 30,00
OCS
4,00 6,00 9,00 6,00 36,00
8 SPORTHOTEL GER 6810 26 DEHLER 38 C 17,00 9,00 11,00 8,00 8,00 2,00 38,00
9 DATACOM SWE 9 07 MAT 1180 1,00 6,00 10,00 14,00 19,00 13,00 44,00
10 Stony 7 DEN 201 04 Xp 44 10,00 13,00 12,00 7,00 15,00 5,00 47,00
11 Adela FIN-12655 28 Sinergia 40 14,00 8,00 9,00 13,00 7,00 12,00 49,00
12 Aquatich NOR 15560 25 Aquatich 40 4,00 12,00 19,00 9,00 10,00 15,00 50,00
13 Rush SWE 10004 31 SYDNEY 40 MOD KEEL 6,00 19,00 18,00 11,00 12,00 8,00 55,00
14 Sons of Hurricanes NOR 15666 19 Sinergia 40 15,00 30,00
DNF
13,00 5,00 11,00 16,00 60,00
15 Karukera SWE 162 03 First 40 16,00 14,00 6,00 10,00 14,00 18,00 60,00
16 INTERMEZZO GER 7300 14 DEHLER 42 MODIF 30,00
DNF
11,00 22,00 12,00 13,00 9,00 67,00
17 Bella del Mare FIN-11329 20 First 40 CR 20,00 15,00 16,00 16,00 16,00 14,00 77,00
18 Hurrykanen SWE 666 23 FARR 40 ONE-DESIGN 9,00 22,00 15,00 15,00 20,00 19,00 78,00
19 AlmaViva SWE 70 15 First 40 21,00 16,00 17,00 17,00 18,00 10,00 78,00
20 BLUE PRINT SWE 17585 17 FIRST 40,7 27,00
DNF
18,00 20,00 22,00 17,00 7,00 84,00
21 Oiler.pl POL 14833 05 Rubin 11/12 18,00 10,00 23,00 20,00 21,00 20,00 89,00
22 X-n Min NOR 10 30 X-41 OD 12,00 17,00 14,00 18,00 30,00
DNS
30,00
DNS
91,00
23 S/Y PANDION SWE 92671 16 ONE OFF 19,00 30,00
OCS
21,00 19,00 30,00
DNF
17,00 106,00
24 Baltas LTU 1537 10 Dehler 39 SQ 22,00 21,00 26,00 25,00 25,00 21,00 114,00
25 EDELWEISS GER 6880 33 MILLENIUM 40 Q.B. 23,00 24,00 25,00 21,00 22,00 25,00 115,00
26 SCAMP ONE POL 14263 13 Reichel Pugh 25,00 20,00 28,00 26,00 26,00 24,00 121,00
27 NAUTICUS POL-1110 29 Peterson 44 30,00
DNF
23,00 29,00 24,00 23,00 22,00 121,00
28 Adrenasea NED 523 06 SYD40 ,IRC keel 26,00 25,00 24,00 23,00 24,00 30,00
OCS
122,00
29 Polished Manx 2 IOM 7003 21 First 40.7 24,00 26,00 27,00 30,00
DNF
27,00 23,00 127,00