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Coastal Sailing at MIT

X Dimension under sail

Bluewater Sailing

X Dimension is a 1973 C&C Custom 43, one of 14 custom 43-foot ocean racing yachts built by the famous Canadian yacht maker Cuthbertson and Cassain. She was originally custom-built by C&C for racing on Lake Michigan. Under her original name Night Train, she spent her early years in Chicago with her owner, Blair Vedder. The Chicago Tribune described Night Train's 1985 performance in the famous Chicago to Mackinac race.

About 20 years ago, Night Train was purchased by David Collins, an MIT graduate who learned to sail at the Pavilion. An article about David Collins can be found on the MITNA Bluewater Wiki. As you will read in the article, David Collins was the "father" of the modern bar code. The "x dimension" is the narrowest feature in a bar code. David raced X Dimension all over New England, including a Marion-Bermuda race and won the prestigious 2002 Edgartown Yacht Club race around Martha's Vineyard. Most recently, X Dimension tied for first place in the spinnaker division of the 2011 Vineyard Cup Regatta. We are most fortunate that David Collins has made the generous donation of X Dimension to the MIT sailing program. She will be a fine addition to our bluewater cruising and racing program.

You can learn more about X Dimension at the MITNA Bluewater Wiki.

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Upcoming Events

DateTimeEventEntriesSign Up
Wed 18-Apr-201812:00-17:00Mashnee to Salem, MA
Thu 19-Apr-201812:30-17:00Mashnee Splash & Test Sail
Fri 20-Apr-201814:30-19:00Mashnee Delivered to Boston
Fri 25-May-201812:00-23:45Mashnee to Hyannis, MA
Sat 26-May-201800:00-23:45Figawi Race
Tue 29-May-201809:30-23:45Mashnee Return Sail to Boston
Fri 22-Jun-201809:00-17:00Wooden Boat Show at Mystic
Mon 25-Jun-201809:00-23:45Mashnee Return Sail to Boston
Wed 25-Jul-201809:30-23:45Mashnee sail to Camden, ME
Fri 27-Jul-201808:00-17:00Camden Classics Cup
Thu 02-Aug-201808:30-20:30Castine Classic
Fri 03-Aug-201808:00-20:30Camden Classic Yacht Regatta
X Dimension moored

Updated: 2014/05/04 15:07:23
Updated: 2014/05/04 15:07:23