J/99 JEDI scores another trifecta win

J/99 ‘Jedi’ scores another stunning trifecta win racing offshore out of Royal Prince Alfred YC near Sydney. The top mark was 8nm offshore, conditions were light 5-10knots ESE.  ‘Jedi’ was one of  two boats sailing 2-up in the combined 18 boat fleet.  ‘Jedi’ finished 1st overall combined Div 1 and 2 fleets in ORC, andContinue reading “J/99 JEDI scores another trifecta win”

Seahorse Magazine interviews Rod Johnstone

* SEAHORSE had the opportunity to speak with one of J/Boats co-founders, Rodney Johnstone, as part of the “innovators” series in the sport of sailing. Thanks to writer Carol Cronin and SEAHORSE for this awesome interview! The most broadly successful performance yacht designer of the last 35 or so years has achieved that status throughContinue reading “Seahorse Magazine interviews Rod Johnstone”

Mast Tuning, by J/Composites

Listening to our customers, J/Composites have created a new web series to offer advice and tips to improve your knowledge and settings on your boat. For this first edition, we present an essential point in the preparation of your yacht: the mast tuning. In partnership with Jean François Nevo, General Manager of AG+, we presentContinue reading “Mast Tuning, by J/Composites”

Intro to Short-handed Racing – J/99 JEDI

We’ve been practicing two-handed racing in our 32.6’ J/99 (JEDI) whilst joining in with fully crewed fleet from RPAYC Short Offshore Point Score (SOPS) series.  Whilst Ray and I have sailed together for many years, we haven’t seriously raced two-handed since 2008 when we owned our J/109 Sweet Chariot.  Rather than putting together a ‘raceContinue reading “Intro to Short-handed Racing – J/99 JEDI”

J/99 ‘King Of Blue’

A great victory for the J/99, King of Blue at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. The mixture of classic yachts with ultra-modern boats is the main characteristic of Les Voiles as its true “trademark”. Organized over a week, from September 30 to October 8, this event offered to all participants a beautiful sailing cup inContinue reading “J/99 ‘King Of Blue’”

J/99 Test in Rough Conditions…..Tick!

At J/Composites, when we launch a new model, it is important to us to test it in all conditions. Whether in lovely seas or in very rough weather, we always test each of our units, with small crew, in order to check performance, stability, maneuverability and general behavior at sea. 10 days ago, we tookContinue reading “J/99 Test in Rough Conditions…..Tick!”

J/99 JEDI scores a trifecta!

19Sep2020: J/99 JEDI’s introduction to short handed sailing, scoring a stunning trifecta win, racing offshore two handed against fully crewed and much larger yachts. Entering their first double handed race, husband and wife team Ray and Sandra Entwistle on their new J/99 JEDI scored a stunning trifecta win on IRC, ORCc  and PHS competing withContinue reading “J/99 JEDI scores a trifecta!”

J/122 ‘ Joss’ does it again!

“Joss” is a J/122 launched in 2012 and has been a regular competitor in Ocean Racing in Perth, Western Australia (WA) since she arrived from Papua New Guinea in 2013.  Regular readers of J/News may remember Joss cruised her inaugural voyage from Sydney to PNG where the owner was working, and then onto Perth viaContinue reading “J/122 ‘ Joss’ does it again!”

J/133 Scores Hat Trick in Sydney Harbour!

Results from stunning Sydney Harbour are coming in as the Australian racing season concludes, including a remarkable “Hat Trick” of race wins in three races by Tony Coleman’s unstoppable J/133 EUPHORIA. In a wide range of conditions, from drifters to 40 knot gales, and winds from every quadrant of the compass, EUPHORIA showed a cleanContinue reading “J/133 Scores Hat Trick in Sydney Harbour!”