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The XOD was originally designed in 1909 by Alfred Westmacott and most are still sailing today. Originally with a wooden gaff rig and asymmetric spinnaker this was altered in 1928 to the current spruce bermudan rig with the symmetric spinnaker being adopted in 1969.

The class is very popular on the south coast with fleets in Parkstone, Yarmouth, Lymington, Hamble & Itchenor. They are regularly the largest one-design fleet at Cowes Week.

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Show news The International Paint Poole Regatta
Shaping up to be even bigger in 2020
Posted on 5 Sep
Lymington XOD Saturday Series race 18
A good course set on a very blustery day
Posted on 3 Sep
Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 17
A great racing day in the Western Solent
Posted on 2 Sep
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 6
A sunny sparkling sailing spectacular
Posted on 24 Aug
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 5
Champaigne sailing? How about English Sparkling?
Posted on 23 Aug
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 4
Poole Harbour at its best
Posted on 22 Aug
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 3
A racing day to remember
Posted on 21 Aug
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 2
Who said Monday would be less windy?
Posted on 20 Aug
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 1
Breeze on!
Posted on 19 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 8
The final day's racing is for the Cowes Town Regatta
Posted on 17 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 7
Fridays's racing held in an increasing south-southwesterly breeze
Posted on 17 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 6
A breezy day on the Solent, with powerful gusts to 25 knots
Posted on 15 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 5
Very shifty southerly winds provide testing conditions
Posted on 14 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 4
Competitors enjoyed a classic day of Solent racing today
Posted on 13 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 3
A tricky day on the Solent threw up challenges of a different kind
Posted on 12 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 2
A fast and furious day provided close and exhilarating racing
Posted on 11 Aug
Cowes Week 2019 day 1
Winds of up to 50 knots lead to no racing
Posted on 10 Aug
Cowes Week Weather Forecast on Saturday
Clearly unsuitable for racing small boats
Posted on 7 Aug
Lymington XOD Saturday Series race 15
Madcap keeps Mersa at bay
Posted on 5 Aug
Cowes Classics Week overall
Daring Dauntless takes the title
Posted on 3 Aug
Cowes Classics Week day 4
Fluky winds and finished races
Posted on 1 Aug
2019 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta
Record breaking entries, tricky breeze, a lot of luck and a popular winner
Posted on 1 Aug
Cowes Classics Week day 3
A thrilling day with a cracking stiff breeze
Posted on 31 Jul
Cowes Classics Week day 2
Gale interrupts the programme
Posted on 30 Jul
Cowes Classics Week day 1
Sparkling Solent conditions
Posted on 29 Jul
XOD Week Regatta at Lymington
Top class racing in champagne conditions
Posted on 27 Jul
Cowes Classics ready for action
Some truly historic craft are assembling at Cowes
Posted on 25 Jul
Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 12
Another cracking day's XOD racing for the impressive fleet of 21 boats
Posted on 18 Jul
Taittinger tops 200 entries
Royal Solent YC regatta begins next Friday
Posted on 17 Jul
Lymington XOD Saturday Series race 12
The Long Race West
Posted on 15 Jul
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Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 6
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 5
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 3
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 3
© David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com
XOD Swallow on Cowes Week 2019 day 7
© Paul Wyeth / CWL
Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Founders Day Sail Past
© Gill Pearson
The 40 XODs enjoy very close racing at Cowes Classic Week
© Tim Jeffreys Photography
Cowes Classic Week day 4
© Tim Jeffreys Photography
2019 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta
© Keith Allso
XOD startline action on day 1 at Cowes Classic Week
© Tim Jeffreys Photography
Lymington XOD Week Regatta
© RLYC
Lymington XOD Week Regatta
© RLYC
Lymington XOD Week Regatta
© RLYC
Lymington XOD Week Regatta
© RLYC
Catherine wins the XOD class at Itchenor Points Week
© Sula Riedlinger
Bembridge SC Itchenor Weekend 2019
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge SC Itchenor Weekend 2019
© Mike Samuelson
Bembridge SC Itchenor Weekend 2019
© Itchenor Sailing Club
Hamble River Sailing Club Centenary Regatta
© Mike Foster
XODs at Itchenor Sailing Club's annual Points Week
© Kirsty Vind
XODs at Itchenor Sailing Club's annual Points Week
© Kirsty Vind
XOD Hutcheson Cups at Itchenor
© Itchenor SC
XOD Hutcheson Cups at Itchenor
© Itchenor SC
The Bottle Pursuit at Hamble
© Trevor Pountain
Satu during The Bottle Pursuit at Hamble
© Trevor Pountain
Kathleen wins The Bottle Pursuit at Hamble
© Trevor Pountain
XOD fleet during Hamble River's Wednesday Night Early Bird series race 4
© Trevor Pountain
XOD Swallow during Hamble River's Wednesday Night Early Bird series race 4
© Trevor Pountain
XOD Satu during Hamble River's Wednesday Night Early Bird series race 4
© Trevor Pountain
Little X in Hamble River's Wednesday Night Early Bird series race 3
© John Cook