Friday 1st July 2016
There’s quite simply no stopping the Xp44’s at the moment with victory’s in some of the most prestigious yacht races in the world both state side and in the Med. X-Yachts would like to say a huge congratulations to the following crews
Newport – Bermuda Race – Xp44 “Warrior Won” – 1st Overall
The yacht Warrior Won, an Xp44, skippered by Christopher Sheehan of Larchmont (NY) Yacht Club took the main prize, the St David’s Lighthouse Trophy. This silver replica of the islands landmark lighthouse is awarded to the boat in St. David’s Lighthouse Division that is first on handicap corrected time. This division was the largest in the fleet with 110 entries. Read more about this race.
Annapolis – Bermuda Ocean Race – Xp44 “Rival” – 1st Overall & Line honers
Bob Cantwell and the crew of Rival took line line honers in the recent Annapolis – Bermuda yacht race against 25 other yachts. It is hardly surprising that she did so well considering she was hitting speeds of 22knots!! If you want to watch a great video of hammering along downwind click here>>
Giraglia Rolex Cup – Xp44 “Amber Mills” – 1st IRC-A
The Giraglia Rolex Cup is one of the most important racing event in the Mediterranean calendar. It combines offshore passage races along with a number of inshore races. This year in the overall combined results for in inshore and offshore races Xp44 Amber Mills took 1st place in IRC-A, This is a great achievement as she is sailing against some of the most famous racing yachts in the world. Thanks to photographer Carlo Borlenghi for this great photo!
Down the Bay Race for the Virginia Cruising Cup – Xp-44 “Sitella” – 1st Overall
Congratulations to the crew on board Sitella for winning the 67th “Down the Bay Race”a 120 nm course from Annapolis, MD to Hampton, VA. . Not bad going considering their new Xp44 was only delivered this Spring! Ian Hill and his crew who had never previously skippered an entry in the venerable event, was presented with the Robert M. Ravin Memorial Trophy for fastest elapsed time and the prestigious Virginia Cruising Cup as overall winner on corrected time.
Kiel Week 2016 – Xp44 X-Day – 1st ORC II & 1st German Open ORCi Championships
Max Gurgel and is crew on board X-Day have come 1st in ORCII in this years Kiel Week. This is one of the biggest sailing events in the world with yachts and dinghies of all ages and sizes taking part. Taking place so close to X-Yachts HQ meant there were a number of X-Yachts taking part in the event., with 5 in ORC II alone!! In winning this event they have also now won the overall German ORCi Championships. This is a remarkable achivment espcially for a yacht that has not been overly optimised for racing. She has the Standard keel, standard rig and standard sails… Just goes to show that the Xp44 is a super competitive boat event without the added extras!