Thanks to Rod for his great write-up…
“We were racing in 30-plus knots on a choppy Port Philip Bay this past weekend. Our J/111 JOUST hit 22 knots to cross a Beneteau 45 and claim line honours at the Club Marine Interclub Regatta! Needless to say, the crew was jubilant and high-fives were celebrated all-around!!
We were using the techniques we learned on the Solent this past summer at the J/111 World Championship from our pit boss- Stu J! We matched the big boats upwind (something we had never done before) and smoked them off the breeze, hitting 20-plus knots under a full Main, J4 and A2 kite. Big wind, big sails!! And, big grins all around!”
Photos: Alex McKinnon Photography