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X-Yachts Australia Newsletter - April 2024

by X-Yachts Australia 27 Mar 22:50 PDT
XS Moment (Xp 44) takes Line Honours in the Pittwater to Coffs © X-Yachts Australia

X-Yachts Australia Newsletter
April 2024 

XS Moment Line Honours Winner 2024 Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race

    Well on Friday 22 March, 28 yachts set off on the 226 nautical mile CAT 3 race from Pittwater to Coffs - just three finished.

    We are proud to report that XS Moment (an Xp 44) took Line Honours in Ray Hudson, the Owner/Skipper proudest moments in his illustrious sailing career.

    The 2024 race was sailed in very light conditions with only three yachts finishing the race in a star-studded fleet. At one stage XS Moment was leading on IRC, ORCi, and Line Honours - but just got pipped in the former two categories.

    Skipper/Owner, Ray Hudson was ecstatic with the win on his X-Yacht that is now 13 years old.

Well done to Ray and crew! 


It's all happening! To date we have 13 yachts that have committed to the X-Yachts Aurum Cup 2024 and six interstate skippers who will be crewing.
The event will comprise of:

Friday 21 June
  • Pittwater to MHYC (Sydney) Passage Race starting at 1100
  • Followed by a BBQ at MHYC
Saturday 22 June
  • Two races in Sydney Harbour (Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker Divisions)
  • Prize-giving & Soiree after racing

The Notice of Race will be sent to all Owners this month.


Owner: Ray Hudson
X-Yacht: XS Moment Xp 44

How long have you owned XS Moment?
   I bought her new in 2011 - I have been to the yard in Haderslev several times and we raced XS Moment in the UK before she came home to Australia.

What have you done with XS Moment?
   Well it's more like what haven't we done! Four-Rolex Sydney to Hobart, 2 x Hamilton Island Race Weeks, 10 x Pittwater to Coffs, every year RPAYC/CYC Blue Water Series and I think 9 x Sydney to Gold Coast and still going!

What's your most memorable moment on XS Moment?
   Tough question! There are two;
  • Line Honors in this year's Pittwater to Coffs - made me smile... A LOT!
  • Sailing in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart this year in front of Tasman Island and having 54 knots across the deck... She is a tough little yacht! 
Any Future Plans?
   We're off to Hobart on 26 December this year... and everything in between!

My Crew......
   I am lucky enough to have a core of committed crew that enjoy racing and are continually trying to improve in an X-Yacht that remains very competitive.

What would say to someone looking to buy an X-Yacht?
   X-Yachts designs and makes a high-quality, safe and competitive yacht. It's a reliable brand I trust.
X-Yachts For Sale Across Australia & New Zealand
Model Details List Price
X-442 MoonSpinner - Fully Optioned - Ready to go! Expression of Interest, Above A$250,000
X-50 Wax Lyrical - Superb Condition A$455,000
Xc45 eXcape - Looking to cruise the South Pacific US$675,000
X4.0 New Yacht - Special Edition - Sailaway A$720,000
X4.3 II New Yacht - Save $100,000 A$1.15m

If you would like more details on any of these yachts, please call Kevin on
(m) +61 414 258 666 or (e)


When: Friday April 5 to Sunday April 7, 10am-4pm
Where: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - Newport, NSW

It's on! Come and visit us at 2024 Pittwater Sailing Yacht Show. We will be exhibiting the X4.3 Mk II and be able to talk to you about all things new at X-Yachts.

This is an invitation only event so please register your attendance by contacting Kevin on (m) +61 414 258 666 or (e)
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X-Yachts Partner of the Month - North Sails

X-Yachts and North Sails have shared a very strong connection for more than 40 years, with a common vision and commitment to producing the best boats, together with the best sails. 

The collaboration is based on the fact that a fast, high-quality boat needs a sail inventory to match. And thats exactly what the collaboration between X-Yachts and North Sails does.

If you would like more information, please contact Kevin Wallis
(m) +61 414 258 666 or (e)
X-Yachts · Shop 4 / 1105 Barrenjoey Road · Palm Beach, NSW 2108 · Australia

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