About the X Boat Class

2015 Melges X BoatThe X or "Cub" boat is governed by the ILYA. It is a hard-chined, pointed bow, center-board boat that was designed primarily as a safe and uncomplicated trainer for beginning sailors and racers. Over the years, this same basic design has provided thousands of sailors with their start in the sport and it continues to be the predominant club racer in the Midwest exclusively for boys and girls up to 16 years of age.

Length 16 feet
Beam 6.1 feet
Hull Fiberglass
Hull Wgt 470 lbs.
Crew 2+


Sail Area

Main 85 sq.ft.
Jib 24.75 sq.ft.
Spar Aluminum