About Our X Boat Fleet
The X Boat is a two person youth boat and the most actively raced in the Midwest. It is stable and forgiving which allows youth sailors to hone their sailing and racing skills. It is supported by many local yacht clubs which provide regatta opportunities.
Club sponsored races are held weekly from Memorial Day through Labor Day, with a few exceptions, on Sunday mornings at 10:00 and Tuesday evenings at 6:30.
On Sundays a post race a lunch is provided by the X Boat parents on a rotating basis. The Waters is open on Tuesday evenings, to OYC members, providing an opportunity to relax, eat and enjoy a view of the X Boat race.
Sailors participate in a coached sailing school twice a week for six weeks and are encouraged to attend off lake regattas. The largest regatta has over 100 boats in attendance.
All X Boat sailors own their own boats and provide their own crew. Our X Boat sailors are products of our high performance Opti sailing school.
If you would like more information about the fleet contact, Cathy Sherer
Register for the X Boat Fleet - HERE
X Boat Crew Registration - HERE
2019 Boat Fleet Information
Welcome to the X Boat sailing season. Below you will find information about classes, clinics, regattas and fee structure. .
Requirements and What to Bring:
Skipper and crew must be a racing family or individual member of the OYC. All boat registration and crew fees must be paid. Teams should be established prior to the beginning of the season. The crew fee of $50 is in addition to the membership fee and allows the crew to participate in classes and clinics.
Bring your boat, Coast Guard approved life jacket, sun screen, swimsuit, towel, fleece or sweatshirt, hat, sunglasses and water shoes.
Get Ready to Sail – Early Season Clinics (Coaches Korbin and Tommy)
X Boat Rigging and Crew Clinic, May 25th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
This is a wonderful time for skipper and crew to learn how to properly rig an X Boat and make sure that it is properly tuned. Crew will have the opportunity to learn about their responsibilities in the boat and how to manage their position.
X Boat Get Ready for Boot Camp, June 1st & 8th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Your boat is in and it’s time to sail fast. These three-hour classes are a preamble to the upcoming Boot Camp.
X Boat Boot Camp, June 10th – 13th, 9:00 – 3:00pm
Get ready for an intense but fun filled four days of learning and fine tuning. Your days will be filled with drills, short races, chalk talks and maybe some lunchtime volleyball. Bring your lunch.
In Season Class (Lead Coach Tommy Rorrer)
The class curriculum focuses on boat handling, sail trim, crew maximization, racing strategies, and sportsmanship.
Classes will be held June 17 through July 23 - Monday through Thursday from 1:30pm – 4:00pm
There will be no classes during ILYA sanctioned regattas and holidays. Those dates are: June 25 and 26 (TRAP Regatta), July 1 and 2 (QUAD Regatta), July 4th, July 8 and 9 (GLSS Regatta), July 15 and 16 (Xtreme Regatta)
Coaching will be provided for these regional regattas. We encourage you to mark these dates on your calendar. We want every regatta experience to be one of growth, team and camaraderie. There is no class race that can replicate the starting line of a large fleet. Please consider sailing in as many regattas as possible. Registration information can be found at https://ilya.org/index.php/83-ilya-x-boat-calendar
Regatta Schedule – Go Team Oshkosh
June 14 – Cedar Lake
This is a great regatta for all levels of sailors. Skills learned during the X Boat Boot Camp can be applied and the competition will be great. Sailors from Cedar Lake and Oshkosh will compete in a low-key regatta which is situated very close to home. Registration Information will be handled locally.
June 25 and 26 – TRAP at Pine Lake
TRAP is the acronym for Training Regatta at Pine. This long-standing tradition allows coaching on the race course. Perfect for the beginner and those sailors who want to enhance their starting line and tactical skills.
July 1 and 2 – QUAD Regatta at Cedar Lake
A nicely competitive regatta located practically in our backyard.
July 8 and 9 – GLSS at Lake Geneva
GLSS (Geneva Lake Sailing School) provides an opportunity for great sailing against good competitors. Home of Melges Boat Works and Buddy Melges who may make a guest appearance.
July 15 and 16 – Xtreme at Oshkosh
Celebrating our 15th year of Xtreme this two-day regatta features great racing on our home lake, a Casino Night, a photo booth and more.
June 24 – June 27 – ILYA Championship at Minnetonka
The season championship regatta features a practice race on Wednesday afternoon and racing on Thursday through Saturday noon. From opening ceremonies on Wednesday night through the trophy presentation on Saturday, the Oshkosh team will compete in not only sailing but on the volley ball court as well. So much fun connecting with the sailors you have come to know throughout the summer. The perfect end to a great season of sailing.
Club Fleet Racing
The OYC schedules races for the X Boat fleet on Sunday mornings 10:00 and Tuesday evenings 6:30 (6:00 late season) from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The complete schedule will be available on the website.
Fee Structure –
At the end of last season, we had a group meeting and talked about the need for our sailors to have more tiller time, class hours and preseason prep. In addition to that we want our coaches to be ready and available for coaching at regional regattas.
We want to keep the price reasonable but still cover most of our costs. The X Boat registration will increase to $700. X Crew fee will remain at $50.
Even with the increase we were able to offer more value.
Clinic hours were increased substantially providing overall increase of 23 hours to the program
Average dollar per hour decreased to $5.00 per hour
Coaching dollars will still be sponsored by the OYC Sailing Program, thanks to the social membership and donations.
Your fee also includes all club racing opportunities on Sunday and Tuesday.
We are very excited for the season to begin and we are thrilled you are a part of it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Link to Register (please note all registrations after May 1 will automatically be charged a $50 late fee) http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/18448
Link for membership and X Boat Crew Fee http://www.regattanetwork.com/membermgmt/OYC/membership_registration_start.php
Length- 16 feet
Beam- 6.1 feet
Hull Wgt.- 470 pounds
Age limit is age 16 prior to Jan 1 or current year
2019 Fleet Roster
# Skipper Boat Crew
J1 Jacob Bowman Escape Lizzy Lynn
*J2 Jack Scherer Fearless Ethan Bowman
J4 Drake Lauritch Retrofit Clayton Poquette
J6 Burk Buser The Goat Liam Gossett
J13 Grace Toney Superstition Kate Lynn
J20 Meredith Weston Queen Meri Zoe Olmsted
J22 Jimmy Smith B-Bannana Delaney Smith
J25 Maria Castle Epic X Delaney Ruedinger
J35 Judah Victor Surprise Attack TBA
J98 Quintin Barkel Sea Serpent Campbell Harrison
J151 Harry Hirschberg May the Wind be With You Caden Harrison
* Denotes Fleet Captain