The program XO-RACER, for whom?
Regatta and speed addicted ready for mono hull surfing. Sailing close to the nature you’ll feel her living like a 5o5 but without any risk of capsizing. A XO-Racer Class is on its way and competition will start in 2017.
Construction in glass / epoxy under infusion in combining stiffness and lightness.
The spars are designed and sized for the regatta with mast and boom both in carbon.
The design of Paolo Bua, based in Sardinia, benefits from previous successful yachts such as XO-Classic, Leggero L8, StarTruc or Rosso 28. With that famous » Italian “touch”.
Two versions are available : bulb keel liftable for trailering only, Naca keel fully liftable in its keel box when sailing, for beaching.
Upwind and downwind, light wind and breeze… Fine steering is fun. With a ratio ballast /displacement of 40% the XO Racer is very powerfull but secure and very stiff .. A rather small wetted surface contributes to the performance by light winds. The flat aft hull shape brings surfing very early, and her straight fore tight lines lines gives her beautiful performance upwind.
She demonstrated her ability by dominating her rivals in the big race of the Barcolana in Trieste particularly in 2015 .