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"The best one-design ever" says 5-time 505 World Champion about VX One

by Ovington Boats on 22 Sep 2015 22 September 2015
Five-time 505 Wolfgang Hunger sailing the VX One in Germany © Dorothee Hunger

"The best one–design ever" says the 5 x 505 World Champion about the VX One sportsboat

Wolfgang Hunger, five-time 505 World Champion has been sailing the VX One in Germany throughout the year. "The rig works very well and is perfect to tune with the 3 pairs of shrouds for the whole wind range."

Wolfgang has been working with Danish sail loft Bojsen-Moller Sails and Holger Jess to develop sails. The VX One has an open sailmaker policy keeping costs down and quality up.

The VX One has similar performance to the 505 but as Wolfgang states, much easier to sail, "much fun racing as it is so agile, with self-tacker and gennaker it is simple and no super crew is required."

Back in the UK the VX has been going well, winning the Sportsboat Gold Cup at the Royal Torbay Regatta and the sportsboat fleet at Dartmouth Week.

The UK Nationals is coming up at Weymouth SC, 2–4 October. Please get in touch if you would like to charter a boat for this exciting regatta. Email

www.ovingtonboats.com

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