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Our Centenary XOD Week

Centenary XOD Week

Saturday 4th June - Wednesday 8th June 2022


27 XODs including 6 visitors revelled in 5 days of fantastic competition, all the more special for being 100 years since the first XOD race and also the centenary of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Visiting boats from Hamble, Parkstone and Itchenor made use of the free berthing at the Club and it was lovely to see competitors from Yarmouth making the journey across the Solent to join the racing too. 

 

Special thanks go to Fred Stone for his hard work organising our social events and harnessing our very generous sponsors providing some great prizes for our daily draw. Our sincere thanks go to Sanders Sails, Harken, BakerMarine, North Sails, Nick Cox, Force 4 and Yachtmail chandleries for the plethora of exceptional prizes. Ashore we had some fabulous parties including a BBQ with live music from the Goodfoot Band on the Saturday and a somewhat dangerous Gin & canap├ęs party sponsored by Wessex Distillery on the Monday. It was fortunate that the racing didn’t start until midday, allowing a good breakfast at the Club to restore some equilibrium.

 

On the water the competition was both friendly and fierce! Peter Scholfield’s race team aboard David Da Cunha’s committee boat set a good mix of courses in the face of some challenging, mostly blustery, conditions. After 9 races and seven different race winners, John Tremlett, Fraser Graham and Tim Copsey brought Astralita, home victorious from the Clair de Lune team of Jeremy Baker, Mike Crowe and Simon McCarthy in second, with Nik and Roy Froud’s Venus third.  

Despite feeling a bit battered and bruised we can all feel content we’ve had another great Lymington XOD Regatta.

Previous XOD Weeks


"The sometimes frustrating conditions were taken with good humour and enhanced by some after-race refreshments on the balcony............thanks to everyone who took part and we look forward to another great event next year with hopefully a little more breeze!"

Phil Brewer, Lymington XOD Divisional Captain

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