X boat (dinghy)

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X boat
Crew 2+
Draft 2 ft 7 in (0.79 m)
Type Monohull
Hull weight 470 lb (210 kg)
LOA 16 ft (4.9 m)
Beam 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board type Centerboard
Rig type Sloop
Mainsail area 85 sq ft (7.9 m2)
Jib/genoa area 24.75 sq ft (2.299 m2)
Total sail area 109.75 sq ft (10.196 m2)
D-PN 97.7

The X boat is a 16-foot (4.9 m) sailing dinghy designed as a safe, uncomplicated junior trainer for beginners. This hard-chined, pointed bow centerboard boat is the only non-scow governed by the Inland Lake Yachting Association. It is also known as the X Class, X Scow and Cub Boat.


Wilcox, Butch; Wilcox, Rita (1987). Dinghies and Daysailers. Phoenix, Arizona: Barca De Vela Publishing. pp. 349 pages. ISBN 0-944236-39-1. 

External links[edit]

"Inland Lake Yachting Association X Scow". Archived from the original on September 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 

"Melges Performance Sailboats - X Boats (Cub Boats)". Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 

"North Sails One Design X Boat". Retrieved 2007-09-15. 

"Destination One Design X Scow". Retrieved 2007-09-15.