Chillin' in autum on a VX One

The season is winding up, the weather is cooling down and VX's are still out blasting around.  Along with an upcoming youth regatta in Melbourne, there is talk of a Ladies regatta to be organised and also possibly some Aussie sailors heading overseas to mix it up in USA later in the year - it's all still go go go in VX Ones!


The VX One

The VX One is a modern and light one-design sports boat that has great form stability instead of a deep heavy keel.  It accelerates quickly and sails at wind speed downwind with speeds reaching up to 24 knots. The flat stern sections and chines make it easy to control.  The layout of the VX One is clean and simple, the rig infinately adjustable but set in place for each race.  The self-tacking jib and single line to launch and douse the spinnaker makes it easy to control for a crew of 2 or 3 in all conditions.  This overall simplicity and "ease of use" allows sailors to focus on sailing the boat, on the competition, on the race, and not on minor tweaks that distract and may inevitably have minimal impact. 

With a fast growing fleet in Australia, 50 plus boats sailing and 12 imported in the last year alone, there are no signs of this growth slowing down.  A strict one design but "open" class mentality makes for a short learning curve, great open dock talk and fierce on water competition.  This is definately a class to get in on! 

The VX One is a class for the future, exciting, affordable and very competitive.  A class for the sailors and it's gaining traction with sailors at levels.

What's not to love?  Time to get on board.

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