‘ELEGANCE’ range – interview with J/Composites

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”

J/111 Scarlet Runner – Lincoln Race Week

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”

J/121 ‘Incognito’ wins 160nm Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race

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”

J/111 Australian Championships

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”

J/133 ‘Patriot’ wins IRC5 and ORCi4 in Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race

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 wins Sailing World Boat of the Year Award

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”

J/99 Wins SAIL Magazine Awards Best Performance Boat 31’+!

Another great achievement for the new J/99, winning SAIL magazine Best Performance Boat 31+ Award. Here is some commentary from the SAIL Best Boats Judges: “It was a fun year for SAIL’s Best Boats judges with a number of mid-sized performance boats to sail trial. Alas, the downside to having so many boats to chooseContinue reading “J/99 Wins SAIL Magazine Awards Best Performance Boat 31’+!”

J/99 Wins British Yachting Awards- Best Racing Yacht of the Year!

We are excited to announce the J/99 has won the ‘Best Racing Yacht of the Year’ at the British Yachting Awards.  Commentary from British Yachting Awards : “With shorthanded racing more popular than ever in 2019, this category was packed full of potential winners, each of whom had shown their class on the race course.Continue reading “J/99 Wins British Yachting Awards- Best Racing Yacht of the Year!”

J/122 JOSS wins 100nm West Coaster

J/122 ‘Joss’ from Perth Western Australia is starting the new season the way they finished the last – winning!  Last weekends race was 100nm West Coaster Ocean Race from Fremantle to Yanchep and return race hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club (FSC).  100nm doesn’t sound too bad unless the winds are forecast to be very light. Continue reading “J/122 JOSS wins 100nm West Coaster”