sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Five to compete in Australian VX One Mid Winter Championships
Five to compete in Australian VX One Mid Winter Championships


'VX One Design racing in Sydney'    Andrea Francolini Photography ©

A fleet of five VX Ones will contest their first one design regatta in Australia over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, June 8, 9 and 10. All five boats on the eastern seaboard will sail in the regatta. Malcolm Thompson who owns a VX One in WA is also flying over for the event.

The Royal Motor Yacht Club in Toronto on Lake Macquarie is running the regatta. There will be eight races held over three days with time allocated on the Saturday and Sunday afternoon for anyone interested to come out for a test sail. This is a great opportunity for anyone in Newcastle to check out this exciting new one design, especially as the class plans to hold their National Championships on the Australia Day Weekend in January on Lake Macquarie as well.

Designed by Brian Bennett, the VX One is a reasonably priced one design sports boat able to be sailed by two or three crew. Fleets are established in USA, with boats in Australian and New Zealand.

Michael James in Brisbane, Fred Kasparek in Canberra and Phil Tomkins and Andrew York from Sydney have been sailing their VX Ones in mixed fleets for a while but what they really want to do is have one design fleets to sail against.

Everyone who has sailed on a VX One has been impressed by the performance and simplicity of the boat. The self-tacking and furling jib and the single line kite launch and retrieve mean that it is easy to sail them with a crew of two of three. At 5.8metres in length and only 270kg the VX One performs more like a dinghy than a yacht.

Top speeds of 24 knots have been recorded in Australia and the US. The optimum crew weight for the Australian summer is somewhere between 200 to 230kg.

This season interest is growing. Two more boats are coming in from the USA in July and with more on the cards before Christmas it looks like a fleet of ten for the nationals is quite likely.

If you think that the VX One could be the boat for you or you are one of the number of people who want to get a VX One when there is a fleet to sail against contact Andrew York on www.vxoneaustralia.com or click the VX One ad on Sail-World when it comes up.

It looks like there could now be the numbers to form a fleet in Australia.

:
2013 VX One Midwinter Championship USA -  VX One  


2013 VX One Midwinter Championship USA -  VX One  

The ballasted dagger board is easily raised - VX One Design -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

The easily driven hull shape of the VX One Design is apparent in this stern shot -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

The VX One Design features an open throated spinnaker launcher, which drains aft. -  Richard Gladwell_©   Click Here to view large photo

2013 VX ONE Midwinter Championship USA - Day 2 -  VX One  

The new VX One Design sailing on Auckland harbour -     Click Here to view large photo


by Andrew York

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109961

10:04 PM Tue 28 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

20 Mar 2013  VX One fleet heads for the Australian Sportsboat Nationals
06 Feb 2013  VX One Midwinter Championship images
03 Feb 2013  VX One Midwinter Championship - Reich wins Tampa tie-breaker
02 Feb 2013  VX One Midwinter Championship - All tied up after Day 2
01 Feb 2013  VX One Midwinter Championship 2013 - Reich jumps to an early lead
29 Dec 2012  VX One to compete in the Napier New Year Regatta + Video
15 Nov 2012  VX ONE sails from Sydney to Pittwater
12 Nov 2012  VX ONE North American Championship - Eagans victorious in Pensacola
11 Nov 2012  VX ONE North American Championship - Eagans still in control on Day 2
10 Nov 2012  Eagans lead on Day 1 of Inaugural VX ONE North American Championship
MORE STORIES ...





News - USA and the World















America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




















































NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News






Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT