J/112E ‘Matilda 4’ Wins World ORC Championships

(Tallinn, Estonia)- The 2021 ORC World Sailing Championship took place on the Baltic Sea, sailed off the beautiful, historic seaside city of Tallinn, Estonia. A large fleet of 100+ offshore racing sailboats from across Europe were enthusiastically looking forward to their first major offshore sailing event in what was once a Soviet Russia “satellite” nationContinue reading “J/112E ‘Matilda 4’ Wins World ORC Championships”

NEW J/45 – JUST LAUNCHED!

(Les Sables d’Olonne, France)- The new J/45 offshore cruiser offers freedom, comfort, and performance without compromise.  She offers both unparalleled comfort (modern and bright interior, high-end upholstery and finishes) and large interior volumes (very large storage capacities and enormous volume in the living spaces). Remarkably, that comfort and space is achieved while reducing the wettedContinue reading “NEW J/45 – JUST LAUNCHED!”

J/99 ‘Disko Trooper’

Interview by CYCA with Jules Hall, owner and skipper of J/99. Jules Hall returns to offshore racing for maiden two-handed Noakes Sydney Gold Coast After more than a decade away from offshore racing, Jules Hall is relishing his return to the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race fleet. With four Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht RacesContinue reading “J/99 ‘Disko Trooper’”

J/122 ‘JAVELIN’ Hart Cup Two-up, 1st IRC and 1st AMS

Day-1, Brisbane to Mooloolaba  Early May long weekend Saturday saw the annual Brisbane to Mooloolaba, 52 mile inshore-offshore “Hart Cup”. Forecast was 15 – 20 knot sea-breeze but the Moreton Bay start brought a lovely 8 – 10 kts SW breeze off the land with a strong outgoing tide. Beautiful flat-water for J/122 “Javelin” sailedContinue reading “J/122 ‘JAVELIN’ Hart Cup Two-up, 1st IRC and 1st AMS”

J Success at Sail Port Stephens

Sail Port Stephens 2021 Regatta was held 19-25 April with the Port Stephens Trophy Event held 23-25 April with 130 keelboats and 50 trailables and off-the-beach classes enjoying the mild Autumn conditions.  Sail Port Stephens goal is to give competitors the best possible on and off water regatta experience in one of the east coast’sContinue reading “J Success at Sail Port Stephens”

NEW ‘J/9’ DAY SAILER – APRIL UPDATE

Hull #1 of the new J/9 day-sailer is decked and in final assembly at CCF Composites in Bristol, RI. She looks nearly ready to sail! The deck hardware is installed, most of the interior components are fitted, and the after-deck finish work is underway. Next week, the keel will be fitted and then the boatContinue reading “NEW ‘J/9’ DAY SAILER – APRIL UPDATE”

J/111 ‘BLACK DOG’ – Brisbane to Gladstone Race Report

The past Easter Weekend, the J/111 BLACK DOG sailed the Brisbane to Gladstone Race in near gale sailing conditions. Here is their report from owner/skipper Rodger Vinton.   “The 73rd Brisbane to Gladstone (B2G) yacht race started on Good Friday 2 April at midday. The course is 308.0nm long and starts in Brisbane (Queensland) in MoretonContinue reading “J/111 ‘BLACK DOG’ – Brisbane to Gladstone Race Report”

J/70 Nationals – Easter 2021 – Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

Great racing, camraderie and sportmanship at the J/70 Nationals over Easter. Well done to all of the crews. Here is the report from a three-time dinghy World Champion and top woman sailor- Nickie Douglass- a.k.a. “Sailor Girl” “With two strong days of racing down in the 2021 J/70 Australian Championship, the weather served up testingContinue reading “J/70 Nationals – Easter 2021 – Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron”