J/111 ‘JOUST’ tops Festival of Sails,Geelong

The J/111 JOUST from Melbourne claimed 1st Overall in the Boag’s Premium Cruiser/Racer Division 1, skipper Rod Warren pleasantly surprised to hear his boat with fresh new sails did the trick, despite a slight mishap at the end of the race. “We will have a bigger bottle of champagne tonight,’ he laughed.  “The boat hasContinue reading “J/111 ‘JOUST’ tops Festival of Sails,Geelong”

J/111 ‘Jake’ blitzes Melbourne to Launceston race series

Stuart Lyon and his crew on the J/111 ‘Jake’ have won the trifecta being 1st on IRC, AMS and PHS in the 3 race ORCV Bass Strait Series which includes: Boxing Day Dash, Port Phillip Bay – Port Melbourne to Blairgowrie Rudder Cup, now 106 years old, the 5th oldest ocean yacht race trophy inContinue reading “J/111 ‘Jake’ blitzes Melbourne to Launceston race series”

J/122 ‘JOSS’ – Proof Darwinian theory lives in sailboat design!

(Darwin, Australia)- Cruising sailboats take many forms- skinny, fat, heavy, light, wine-glass shaped, plumb-bowed, frac-rig, masthead rig, cutter rig.  No matter what incarnation anyone believes in, over the course of time the ultimate sailing test is always the sea.  What many have learned is that excellent all-around sailing performance is important, especially for cruisers whoContinue reading “J/122 ‘JOSS’ – Proof Darwinian theory lives in sailboat design!”

J/97 ‘Knockabout’ Takes Gold in Sydney Super 30s

  The J/97 KNOCKABOUT has been racing in the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club’s Super 30 Gold Cup fleet.  After sailing all season long, the KNOCKABOUT team managed to capitalise on their good start to the season to win both the PHS and AMS pointscores for the 2012-3 season!  Here’s a report from the owner: “AsContinue reading “J/97 ‘Knockabout’ Takes Gold in Sydney Super 30s”

J/70 wins Australia Day Regatta – what an awesome debut

  The first J/70s have arrived in Sydney and the atmosphere surrounding the boat is simply electric. “Sandra had a great day on the harbour and a Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Australia Day regatta to remember.  It was the first  regatta for our new J/70, the first one into Australia. We were placed in DivisionContinue reading “J/70 wins Australia Day Regatta – what an awesome debut”

J/Boats Australia goes the extra mile (or extra 1928 miles!) to deliver new J/122 ‘Joss’

It all started when a group of friends met up on for a sail on a J/122 called ‘Marta Jean’ in Newcastle, and the J/Boat bug hooked Ian immediately. The new owner, Ian, is currently based in Papua New Guinea so this J/122 was going to travel some serious distances just to be delivered.  PNGContinue reading “J/Boats Australia goes the extra mile (or extra 1928 miles!) to deliver new J/122 ‘Joss’”