The restoration of Malabar X, John Alden Design No. 453, is nearing completion, and the schooner will be launched on Wednesday, May 1 at the Ithaca Boating Center, 435 Old Taughannock Boulevard, Ithaca, New York. Malabar X, measuring 75 feet overall and 59 feet on deck, was designed by world-renowned naval architect, John Alden, and was the final in a series of schooners designed for his personal use. Hodgdon Brothers of East Boothbay, Maine, constructed the boat in 1930. Malabar X competed in the Bermuda Race in 1930, winning her class, and again in 1932, capturing the overall trophy.