Fans of the sleek lines and powerful performance of Danish built X yachts were deeply gratified when the Solent Cup was inaugurated and have been further boosted by the news that this year, for the first time, it will be hosted by the Royal yacht Squadron in Cowes, placing this event firmly on the yachting map. The Solent Cup provides an ideal means of pitting your vessel against rivals from the same marquee. Racing runs over a full weekend and features a mix of family fun and extremely serious racing. The family class will include a pursuit race and other family friendly activities, while the racing classes remain as windward / leeward style racing. All X-Yachts in the racing classes need to present their IRC certificates in advance of the event.
With racing concluded for the day, participants can retire to the sumptuous setting of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s pavilion, where a gala dinner will be held. This is open to all X-Yacht owners, even if they are not competing in the actual event and the delightful new setting and camaraderie, which exists between rival owners, will ensure that this will be a weekend to remember