The X41 is a unique prospect in terms of being a true Cruiser – Racer. The class has proved in recent time to be very competitive in ORC in particular. Her carbon rig, and reasonable draft gives plenty of righting moment, without the need for too much weight, which gives excellent performance, reefing later, less pitch and roll at sea, and more comfortable at anchor.
Deck layouts are very well designed to be equally efficient for racing as to cruising. With the addition of a sturdy sprayhood, all important controls are placed within the protected area.
Double handed cruising, fully crewed racing, you can do it all with an X41. Coupled with the X-Yachts build quality, she gives a very safe, and rewarding sailing experience. The X41 has a rather good blend of simplicity without being too Spartan. GODSPEED has up to date batteries, navigation instrumentation, and a good sail wardrobe.
WHY I BOUGHT THESE YACHTS! GODSPEED X41 and Farr 520.
I was ‘Chief Sailing Instructor’ for the BMW-SAIL-RACING-ACADMEY for years, together with Americas Cupper Roberto Ferrarese from Italian team Luna Rossa.
After I finished this work I ran my own sailing academy called GODSPEED SAIL RACING ACADEMY in Austria and did not only basic education on sailing, under the roof of the Austrian Sailing Federation, but also race sailing. We competed in very famous international races in the European summer time, such as ROLEX FASTNET RACE, ROLEX GIRAGLIA ST. TROPEZ, 1.000 Island Race and also the ARC in the racing group. We did the Caribbean races in the winter time, such as ROUND BARBADOS, CARIBBEAN 600, HEINEKEN CUP and ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK.
We achieved some 1st places and some podium places and business was increasing. So we decided to buy another yacht which was the FARR 520 PERFORMANCE. With this yacht we developed a concept to tour around the world with ONE-WAY-TURNS and also competed in the TRANSPAC, as well as in SYDNEY HOBART RACE.
Whilst all this was going on, I was working on a new patented sailing boat concept called V_REX. I started a collaboration with the Technical University of Graz and the Mediteranian Institute of Hydrodynamik in order to test my V_REX by CFD-Simulation, Wind-Channel-Tests and Finite-Elements- and Statical Calculations. Even Thomas Glaveriaux was collaborating with our students for dynamical loads on the foiles.
Anyhow, I found an investor this year (2019), we got support from the Austrian Government for innovative products and we will start in September to realize the V_REX concept. Prototyping will begin next year. I can not do both things and so I decided, to sell both offshore racers, keep the self running sailing school in Austria and concentrate on the V_REX. More information at www.v-rex.eu.