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X-Treme 26 at Hamble, (UK). Photo courtesy of G-Force Yachts. Credits: Struan Wallace

X-Treme 26 at Hamble, (UK). Photo courtesy of G-Force Yachts. Credits: Struan Wallace

Dutch boatbuilder G-Force Yachts has introduced X-Treme 26, a new high performance sailing boat designed to race in many formats, including One Design, handicap systems (ORC, IRC, PHRF) match racing and virtually.

Following on from the footsteps of the X-Treme 37, the X-Treme 26 is fitted with a square top main sail in Pentex Mylar and a furled jib.

The boatbuilder claims that the X-Treme 26 can also be fitted with a device that will track its performance and true wind data in real time without requiring instrument calibration.

“After sailing, the data will be available to view on a dedicated website and on IOS devices (Android platform available in Q3) letting sailors re-live their navigations with cartography and detailed information,” the company explains.

This device will also allow every equipped X-Treme 26 to sail virtually against other units no matter where the boats are located in the world and the weather conditions encountered. The boats will race One Design and the winning boat will be the one sailing the closest to the polar charts.

G-Force Yachts has also announced that the first five X-Treme 26 being built will all be fitted with this device before being transported to their home ports in the United States, in Saint Lucia, in the UK and in France.

At least four of these, the builder says, will participate in the next edition of the Heineken Regatta in March 2017.

Founded by Jeroen Wats, G-Force Yachts manufactures high performance sailing yachts ranging from 4.32m to 11.30m.