We’re looking forward to enjoying more short-handed and fully crewed sailing in the new J/99. Our first trial sails have been awesome – the J/99 is so very easy to sail, super responsive, light sheet loadings, lots of adjustment, and very stiff. The single rudder has great grip with a light and balanced feel. ThereContinue reading “J/99 First Impressions”
Jeff Johnstone (CEO of J/Boats) talks about the development of the J/99, and his experiences racing this new exciting model. Click the image below for the interview.
In association with Key Yachting, please click the image below for a link to an interview with Frederic Bouvier from J/Composites France on the multi-purpose ‘ELEGANCE’ range incorporating the J/97E, J/112E and J/122E. Frederic gives great insight into the design and construction of the boats and the thought behind the development of the ‘E’ range,Continue reading “‘ELEGANCE’ range – interview with J/Composites”
The end of February saw the start of the 70th ‘Teakle Classic’ Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race, followed by Lincoln Race Week comprising six races over four days on the waters of St Vincent’s and Spencer Gulfs in South Australia. The event starts with the 160nm Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race which starts offContinue reading “J/111 Scarlet Runner – Lincoln Race Week”
We are pleased to announce the first J/99 has launched in Sydney.
The third week of January has traditionally marked the start of the American offshore sailing season on the East Coast. That event was the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race that started January 23rd, 2020. The race is a 160.0nm dash down the eastern Florida coastline, bound by the Florida Keys reefs to starboard andContinue reading “J/121 ‘Incognito’ wins 160nm Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race”
Thanks to Rob from J/111 Scarlet Runner for the following report from the J/111 Championships, plus some nail-bitingly awesome photos showing the close racing: “The 2020 Australian J/111 Championships were held over the ‘Australia Day’ long weekend as part of Festival of Sails in Geelong, Victoria. The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keelContinue reading “J/111 Australian Championships”
BUILD QUALITY = SAILING PLEASURE CONSTRUCTION AT ITS BEST What is infusion? Sandwich construction using infusion methods is one of the most technological and cutting-edge processes in the marine construction market. With traditional lamination, an operator applies the resin to the materials by hand. With infusion, there is less human contact with the resin, henceContinue reading “THE J/BOATS DIFFERENCE”
Fantastic write up from Jason Close of J/133 ‘Patriot’ about their Rolex Sydney to Hobart win: “Our race plan was to sail at or as close to 100% polars for the entire race and leave nothing in the tank. With our fantastic pre race routing and forecasting prepared by weather and climate expert Jess SweeneyContinue reading “J/133 ‘Patriot’ wins IRC5 and ORCi4 in Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race”
J/99 Awarded Sailing World BOAT OF THE YEAR 2020 Best Crossover – “The All-Purpose Machine”“It’s a boat that’s as powerful as it is versatile. It’s stiff upwind, and with the controls all led right, it’s a boat you can get a lot out of.”This is the third prestigious award for the J/99, in addition toContinue reading “J/99 wins Sailing World Boat of the Year Award”