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 Test in Rough Conditions…..Tick!

At J/Composites, when we launch a new model, it is important to us to test it in all conditions. Whether in lovely seas or in very rough weather, we always test each of our units, with small crew, in order to check performance, stability, maneuverability and general behavior at sea. 10 days ago, we tookContinue reading “J/99 Test in Rough Conditions…..Tick!”

J/99 JEDI scores a trifecta!

19Sep2020: J/99 JEDI’s introduction to short handed sailing, scoring a stunning trifecta win, racing offshore two handed against fully crewed and much larger yachts. Entering their first double handed race, husband and wife team Ray and Sandra Entwistle on their new J/99 JEDI scored a stunning trifecta win on IRC, ORCc  and PHS competing withContinue reading “J/99 JEDI scores a trifecta!”

J/122 ‘ Joss’ does it again!

“Joss” is a J/122 launched in 2012 and has been a regular competitor in Ocean Racing in Perth, Western Australia (WA) since she arrived from Papua New Guinea in 2013.  Regular readers of J/News may remember Joss cruised her inaugural voyage from Sydney to PNG where the owner was working, and then onto Perth viaContinue reading “J/122 ‘ Joss’ does it again!”

J/133 Scores Hat Trick in Sydney Harbour!

Results from stunning Sydney Harbour are coming in as the Australian racing season concludes, including a remarkable “Hat Trick” of race wins in three races by Tony Coleman’s unstoppable J/133 EUPHORIA. In a wide range of conditions, from drifters to 40 knot gales, and winds from every quadrant of the compass, EUPHORIA showed a cleanContinue reading “J/133 Scores Hat Trick in Sydney Harbour!”

J/99’s dominate the Olona Cup

J/99’s finish 1st, 2nd and 5th (all double handed!) in mixed fleet Olona Cup 24hour race over the weekend. The Olona Cup saw a large fleet of both double handed and fully crewed boats.  The J/99 which finished 2nd was the very first time sailing it for the owner, a Russian gent called Lezhnin Pjotr.Continue reading “J/99’s dominate the Olona Cup”

Joker’s Atlantic Cruise 9,600nm in 86 days

Nice little story of J/109 Joker cruising 9,600 nm in 86days! “Between Christmas and winter holidays with the family and then the period of lockdown, Joker’s tour of the Atlantic was organized in several major stages which will structure both my voyage and my account of it. From Marseille to Santa Cruz de Tenerife OnContinue reading “Joker’s Atlantic Cruise 9,600nm in 86 days”

J/99 Django – ORC win in their first race!

Just launched and already winner! Within a week of being launched, J/99 Django won the 51nm XLIX Diana de Oro 20, in Spain on ORC. Some 16 boats took the start in Dénia with a north wind of 12 knots, which increased to over 20 knots in the first part of the regatta. J/99 DjangoContinue reading “J/99 Django – ORC win in their first race!”

J/99 ‘Jazz’ Connecticut to Bermuda

Great story and video of the “rescue mission” that was undertaken by J/Boats co-founder Rodney Johnstone and his nephew Clay Burkhalter to sail their new J/99 ‘JAZZ’ to Bermuda from Stonington, CT with two friends of theirs. The goal was to deliver the owner of a beautiful 65-footer that lay on a mooring at StContinue reading “J/99 ‘Jazz’ Connecticut to Bermuda”