X-35 World Championship 2010
Dear X-35 Competitors,
Having witnessed the fantastic success that was the X-Yachts Gold Cup held in Copenhagen in 2008, the X-Yachts Italia staff went back to Italy with a new mission. Our thoughts were filled with memories of over a hundred yachts on the water, a horizon punctuated by dozens of coloured spinnakers, the lively starts with 35 racing yachts converging on the line, and more than a thousand happy, hungry sailors in the hospitality tents after the races.
These memories generated an uncontrollable desire to organise a similar event in the Mediterranean Sea. "If they did it in the north we can do it in the south!" To equal Copenhagen could be wishful thinking, but we are certainly aiming high!
Two of Italy’s most prestigious yacht clubs have pledged to support the challenge. The Yacht Club Italiano and the Circolo Nautico Scarlino will be hosting the event, offering free mooring for the yachts in the beautiful Tuscan harbour of Scarlino.The period are chosen because of its reputation for delivering favourable sailing conditions, good availability of cheap and comfortable accommodation, and temperatures appreciated by our northern guests.
This regatta will combine a number of prestigious events which should make for a dramatic spectacle on the water.
• X-Yachts Gold Cup
• X-35 World Championships
• X-41 European Championships
• X-Yachts Invitation Regatta
We anticipate this event will be the highlight of the sail racing year for all competitors. Excellent food, deep blue sea, fresh wind, and the world renowned beauty of the Tuscan Maremma will do the rest!
I look forward to seeing you out on the water