The X3 sailing dinghy is a 3.1M dinghy with a polyethylene hull and foam core that has won an Australian Boat of the Year category and also the Best Rotational Moulded Product in Australasia award.
The X3 sailing dinghy is very stable, and the plastic hull and parts mean low maintenance and durability. Quick to rig, there are several rig and sail options to upgrade the boat so that clubs and schools can cover a wide range of ages, weights, skill levels and sailing conditions when teaching their members. In Australia, clubs commonly put 2 to 3 children or teenagers in each X3 when teaching the kids. The coach often also sails with a child in the boat with him or her.
The X3 Resort has a 4.6sqm furling Dacron mainsail and a 5 meter long composite Carbon mast (that breaks down into 3 pieces for easy transport). The X3 Resort mainsail has less roach than the other X3 options, and is intended for use by people who have little or no knowledge of how to sail. eg. Absolute beginners at resorts or sailing schools. The X3 Resort package is an ideal option for sail -training establishments that deal with schools or public self-hire. It is tailored exclusively for customers that have a limited time to learn how to sail, and that have no sailing experience. The mainsail is a 4.6sqm full radial sail made with highly visible mylar sail fabric. It can also be reefed for stronger winds and beginners. Storing the rig is easy as the mainsail can be wrapped around the mast. The X3 Resort rig can be upgraded with a jib package. This sail/rig option is suitable for one adult and child, or one to two children. To upgrade to a gennaker package, an X3 Education or X3 Fun rig conversion (including another boom) and the appropriate mainsail package will have to be purchased.
The X3 Education package has been developed for entry-level racing. It is tailored to people that have the time and desire to learn to sail competently, and/or that would like to start racing. The X3 Education sail has more sail area in the roach than the X3 Resort, and it has a 4M internally reinforced alloy mast. The X3 Education mainsail is a 4.5sqm fully-battened high roached sail with clear mylar ultra-durable fabric incorporating the new easy-tack batten system (battens are removable). The Education sail package is upgradeable with the jib or Education Gennaker package. The Education sail/rig option is suitable for one adult or one to three children.(depending on their size).
The X3 Fun has been developed to allow people to progress onto a more advanced sailing level from the X3 Education or X3 Resort.
It is tailored exclusively for intermediate to experienced sailors. This 5M internally reinforced alloy mast option offers faster, more exciting sailing. The X3 Fun has a 6.3sqm fully battened high roached sail with clear mylar ultra-durable fabric incorporating the new easy-tack batten system (battens are removable). The sail combination can be upgraded with a training jib, fractional Education gennaker or the masthead Fun gennaker. This option would be suitable for an adult and child or minimum of 70Kg body weight. It is possible to purchase a Resort, Education or Fun rig conversion so that you can have different rigs for the same hull, and in this way have the versatility I mentioned earlier. If a Resort rig is purchased with another type of rig conversion, a different boom will also need to be purchased for the other types of rigs as the Resort rig has a different outhaul system to allow the sail to furl.
The colour of the hull is white with a fleck. The Education and Fun mainsails are made with clear reinforced mylar. The Resort mainsails and jibs are made of clear reinforced mylar with coloured Dacron trim on the leech, luff and foot. The colours are either pink or orange dacron. The gennakers are made out of bright yellow nylon material.
The X3 Boat bag (manufactured by SURF AIDS) is now supplied as part of our packaging costs with all X3 ‘s Shipped Nationwide and Internationally. Custom made with two layers of durable Polyweave sandwiched with 10mm of closed cell foam, has a Zip around the outside, and an internal built-in pocket for sail, boom and rudder storage.