Dear X-41 Friends
The Norwegian X-41 Class Association is delighted to inform you all that the 2014 X-41 World Championship will be held on the island of Hanko, in the Oslo fjord in the end of June next year.
Hankø has been the main venue for international regattas in Norway for the last hundred years. Our cooperating club will be Royal Norwegian Yacht Club and Hankø Yacht Club (HYC). HYC was founded by sailors from KNS fifty years ago with the aim to attract international sailing at what they considered to be one of the best race courses in the world. The sailing will take place just off the island in open water, where wind and sea conditions are quite predictable. In the afternoon the sea breeze fills in which makes for great sailing.
After a day on the fjord we gather at the yacht club for refreshments and daily first prize giving. The organizers will provide a good social agenda for all involved. The X-41 sailors will have first priority on prime berths at the club and rooms in the local hotel, which is located 300 meters away. Both the club house and the Hankø Hotel & Spa have recently been upgraded and the hotel has opened a new spa.
Here is the schedule for the championship:
21 -22 June TuneUp Hankø Big Boat Series
23 - 24 June Practice days
25 - 29 June X-41 Worlds 2014
The Worlds will go hand in hand with the Hanko Race Week One Design (with over 100 boats participating in several One Design classes) so it will be a lot of sailors and social activities in this period.
We can guaranty the participation of at least 6 Norwegian teams, but most likely it will be more. We do our best in organizing X-41 available for rent to a very favorable price. With both friends from the rest of Scandinavia, The Baltics and the Meds joining us we see a great potential of having 15-16 boats racing at Hanko next summer.
As you all probably know the 2014 ORCi Worlds are in Kiel first week of August next year This will give all the X-41 participanting at Hanko the chance to go to the Worlds on their way back from Hanko
If you can to us the favor of filling out the form and return it to Thomas Nilsson, firstname.lastname@example.org, it will be highly appreciated Please feel free to contact me for any questions. More info will be posted on www.kns.no in short time. Looking forward to hear from you all and hopefully see many of you at Hanko next year.
X-41 European Championship
18 - 20 July, Copenhagen, Denmark
X-41 World Championship
22 - 28 September, Naples, Italy
Norwegian X-41 Ranking 2013
The Norwegian X-41 Ranking 2013 is just released and like previous years it will be a long and active season with a lot of fun sailing. If everything goes like planned a total of 9 Norwegian X-41 teams will join this years ranking, including the boat of the picture, Team Drømmen.
The highlight of the year will of course be the X-41 European Championship in Copenhagen in end of July and so far 7 Norwegian X-41 teams are planning to participant in this championship:
- Norwegian X-41 Ranking 2013
- 25. - 26. May: Larvik Race Weekend, Larvik
- 22. - 23. June: Hanko Race Week Hanko
- 17. - 20. July: European Championship X-41, Copenhagen
- 17. - 18. August: Moss Raymarine Race, Moss
- 21. - 22. September: Norwegian Nationals ORCi, Tonsberg
TBA: X-41 Class Championship X-41 (Oslo)
X-41 Ranking in Norway 2012
Ranking #1 - Larvik Race weekend - 2 - 3 June
Ranking #2 - Hankø Race Week, Big Boat - 29 June - 3 July
Ranking #3 - Moss RayMarine Race - 18 - 19 August
Ranking #4 - ORCi NM - 15 - 16 September
Other X-41 actitivies in 2012
Regata dei Tre Golfi in Ischia - valid as X-41 National Championship - 18 - 20 May
Trofeo Gavitello D'Argento in Punta Ala - valid as X-41 Med Cup - 7 - 10 June
X-41 Cup in Rio Marina on the island of Elba - 6 - 8 July