Inaugural J/70 Victorian Championships Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Victoria

Seven Victorian crews were joined by Australia’s number 1 & 2 ranked teams from New South Wales to contest the first ever J/70 Victorian State Championships at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) over the Victorian Labour Day long weekend March 12-14, 2022. The host club’s four entries include two youth teams – Alex Bolton driving theContinue reading “Inaugural J/70 Victorian Championships Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Victoria”

J/70 NSW State Championships – wrapup

Reg Lord’s Juno has prevailed over a competitive fleet to capture the 2022 J/70 NSW State Championship title contested on Sydney Harbour. The three-day series hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron was raced in predominantly SSE breezes that swung up to 20 degrees at times, and fluctuated between 8 and 14 knots for theContinue reading “J/70 NSW State Championships – wrapup”

J/99 ‘Disko Trooper-Contender Sailcloth’ wins the inaugural Two Handed division in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race.

With eyes on the dispute for the overall victory between the two 52 footers in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, you may have missed the victory in the inaugural Two-Handed category by Jules Hall and Jan Scholten on J/99 “Disko Trooper-Contender Sailcloth“, for all three handicap systems IRC, ORCi and PHS. Beyond the exceptional sporting prowess,Continue reading “J/99 ‘Disko Trooper-Contender Sailcloth’ wins the inaugural Two Handed division in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race.”

Interview – Bow Caddy Media with Jules and Jan from J/99 ‘Disko Trooper-Contender Sailcloth’

Great interview from Bow Caddy Media with Jules and Jan from J/99 Disko Trooper-Contender Sailcloth just after they finished the 2021 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The incredible result is confirmed as 1st on IRC, 1st on ORCi, 1st on PHS all in the two-handed division. Addtionally when reviewing the data, they were also 1stContinue reading “Interview – Bow Caddy Media with Jules and Jan from J/99 ‘Disko Trooper-Contender Sailcloth’”

J/99 ‘DISKO TROOPER_CONTENDER SAILCLOTH’ ARRIVES AT CONSTITUTION DOCK-HOBART

After a gruelling, action filled, frustrating, jubilant, victorious 628nm race from Sydney to Hobart, Jules Hall and Jan Scholten on J/99 ‘Disko Trooper_Contender Sailcoth’ arrive at Constitution Dock in Hobart. A couple of pics to put their incredible achievement into perspective! 1st on IRC, 1st on ORCi, 1st on PHS in the Two-Handed Division. 1stContinue reading “J/99 ‘DISKO TROOPER_CONTENDER SAILCLOTH’ ARRIVES AT CONSTITUTION DOCK-HOBART”

J/99’s take 1st and 2nd in Bird Island Race

Jules Hall’s J/99, Disko Trooper_Contender Sailcloth, made it back-to-back overall wins in the Two-Handed Division of the Blue Water Point Score Series. Hall and co-skipper Jan Scholten won Two-Handed IRC honours in the Flinders Islet Race a week ago and made another statement by winning Two-Handed line honours, IRC and ORCi honours. “I think we’reContinue reading “J/99’s take 1st and 2nd in Bird Island Race”

J/99’s light up the Two Handed Series in Sydney

2020 was tricky for sailors in Sydney. 2021 has been even worse for Sydney’s offshore fleets. Major floods caused the cancellation of the Pittwater – Coffs Harbour Race in March. Lockdowns returned in July.  The Sydney – Gold Coast Race was abandoned, as were the first eight weeks of the 2020/21 summer season. Not ideal.Continue reading “J/99’s light up the Two Handed Series in Sydney”