Congratulations to Kevin from Hobart, on the launch of his new J/99 ‘Hildr’. She looks beautiful, and we wish you many enjoyable years sailing her.
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”
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”
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”
Congratulations to Jon and Emma, whose J/99 ‘Joyride’ was launched this week. We look forward to hearing about your 99 adventures!
In Queensland, J/122 “Javelin’ skippered by Sally Crowley wins Kingfisher Bay Night race, sailed on Moreton Bay off Brisbane. There were 21 entries overall for the ~6 hour race, with Javelin 1st in IRC class and 1st in AMS class. Sally commented: “Javelin enjoyed a magnificent afternoon and evening of sailing in Race 3 ofContinue reading “J/122’s winning East and West in Australia -30th January 2021”
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”
Learn from the experts – some useful tips for rigging and sailing your J/Boat.
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”