X boat (dinghy)

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X boat
Current Specifications
Crew 2+
Type Monohull
Rig Sloop
Keel Centerboard
LOA 16 ft (4.9 m)
Beam 6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Draft 2 ft 7 in (0.79 m)
Hull weight 470 lb (210 kg)
Total sail area 109.75 sq ft (10.196 m2)
Mainsail area 85 sq ft (7.9 m2)
Jib / Genoa area 24.75 sq ft (2.299 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 0944236391. 

External links

"Inland Lake Yachting Association X Scow". http://www.ilya.org/content/view/35/46/. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 

"Melges Performance Sailboats - X Boats (Cub Boats)". http://www.melges.com/xboat.html. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 

"North Sails One Design X Boat". http://www.onedesign.com/class/xboat/xboat.html. Retrieved 2007-09-15. 

"Destination One Design X Scow". http://www.destinationonedesign.com/classes/class.aspx?c=074B490798304F708279F025825C7DBC. Retrieved 2007-09-15.