J Boats and J Composites have engaged a partnership with Virtual Regatta to integrate the J/70 into the platform’s Inshore game. With more than 300,000 worldwide players, Virtual Regatta is the undisputed leader in e-sailing. It was natural that the J/70 would exist in the game, being the market leader one-design with more than 1600Continue reading “Virtual Regatta and the J/70”
J/99 #50 has left our shipyard. A symbolic number, but the goal is not to stop there! Fifteen orders are still to be manufactured and during Covid lockdown, requests have kept coming. J/99 fleets are starting to form around the World. The versatility of the J/99 is the force that allows this, adapting the boatContinue reading “50th J/99 launched”
With thanks to JUNGLE Jason Swifte Major Tom Media for their production of this video interview with the J/133 Patriot crew from Sandringham Yacht Club. Jason Close entered Patriot in the 2018 Sydney Hobart race but unfortunately had to retire after striking an object and breaking the rudder. Determined to see the finish line onContinue reading “J/133 Patriot – Interview about her success in 75th Sydney to Hobart Race 2019”
We’re looking forward to enjoying more short-handed and fully crewed sailing in the new J/99. Our first trial sails have been awesome – the J/99 is so very easy to sail, super responsive, light sheet loadings, lots of adjustment, and very stiff. The single rudder has great grip with a light and balanced feel. ThereContinue reading “J/99 First Impressions”
Jeff Johnstone (CEO of J/Boats) talks about the development of the J/99, and his experiences racing this new exciting model. Click the image below for the interview.
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”
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”
We are pleased to announce the first J/99 has launched in Sydney.
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”
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”