J/70 Juno Trophy- Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Victoria

By Andrew Little – BYS: Heats 1 to 4 of the Juno Trophy were sailed last Sunday. What a fantastic day! We had 15-20 knots from the south, flat water, a steady breeze, sunshine and six J70s lining up on a short start line. It was a lovely sight to see the rapidly growing BYS fleetContinue reading “J/70 Juno Trophy- Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Victoria”

Just Announced – New J/45

Over 3 years of collaborative work, mulling over every detail in the constant search for the best possible balance. The guiding principle involved maximising the interior volume and comfort whilst retaining an elegant silhouette, a minimal wetted surface area and by far the lowest weight estimate of its category. – see our webpage for furtherContinue reading “Just Announced – New J/45”

J/99 JEDI scores another trifecta win

J/99 ‘Jedi’ scores another stunning trifecta win racing offshore out of Royal Prince Alfred YC near Sydney. The top mark was 8nm offshore, conditions were light 5-10knots ESE.  ‘Jedi’ was one of  two boats sailing 2-up in the combined 18 boat fleet.  ‘Jedi’ finished 1st overall combined Div 1 and 2 fleets in ORC, andContinue reading “J/99 JEDI scores another trifecta win”

Seahorse Magazine interviews Rod Johnstone

* SEAHORSE had the opportunity to speak with one of J/Boats co-founders, Rodney Johnstone, as part of the “innovators” series in the sport of sailing. Thanks to writer Carol Cronin and SEAHORSE for this awesome interview! The most broadly successful performance yacht designer of the last 35 or so years has achieved that status throughContinue reading “Seahorse Magazine interviews Rod Johnstone”

Mast Tuning, by J/Composites

Listening to our customers, J/Composites have created a new web series to offer advice and tips to improve your knowledge and settings on your boat. For this first edition, we present an essential point in the preparation of your yacht: the mast tuning. In partnership with Jean François Nevo, General Manager of AG+, we presentContinue reading “Mast Tuning, by J/Composites”

Intro to Short-handed Racing – J/99 JEDI

We’ve been practicing two-handed racing in our 32.6’ J/99 (JEDI) whilst joining in with fully crewed fleet from RPAYC Short Offshore Point Score (SOPS) series.  Whilst Ray and I have sailed together for many years, we haven’t seriously raced two-handed since 2008 when we owned our J/109 Sweet Chariot.  Rather than putting together a ‘raceContinue reading “Intro to Short-handed Racing – J/99 JEDI”

J/99 ‘King Of Blue’

A great victory for the J/99, King of Blue at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. The mixture of classic yachts with ultra-modern boats is the main characteristic of Les Voiles as its true “trademark”. Organized over a week, from September 30 to October 8, this event offered to all participants a beautiful sailing cup inContinue reading “J/99 ‘King Of Blue’”