J/70 Australian Championships

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), home of the famous Sydney to Hobart offshore race, hosted the J/70 Australian Championship on Sydney Harbour on the weekend of October 19 and 20. A strong shifty westerly wind blowing from the land provided tough conditions on day one, with gusts over 30 knots and a particularlyContinue reading “J/70 Australian Championships”

New J/99 coming to Australia

We are very pleased to announce the J/99 is coming to Australia, and due in early 2020. J/99 is a racer designed for a shorthanded, coastal or offshore race programme, and offers you a high-performance yacht with enhanced form stability combined with minimal wetted surface, able to adapt to your needs. The deck layout on the J/99Continue reading “New J/99 coming to Australia”

A Family Affair – J/122E ‘Juno’ – 2019 Performance 40 Champion

Christopher Daniel’s J/122e Juno has won the 2019 Performance 40 Class Series by the narrowest margin, beating Mike Blair’s Cobra by just half a point in the six regatta series. “Chris and the Juno team are exactly what the Performance 40 Class is all about,” commented Performance 40 Class founder Dave Swete. “Juno is aContinue reading “A Family Affair – J/122E ‘Juno’ – 2019 Performance 40 Champion”

J/121 and J/125s Crush 50th Transpac Race!

J/125s crush 50th Transpac Race Overall! For the first time in the fifty years of Transpac Race history, a one-design class nearly swept the entire top five results overall- the famous J/125s!! Congrats to all four teams! Winning was Shawn Dougherty & Jason Andrews’s Seattle-based J/125 HAMACHI, taking both Division 3 and Overall honors. TakingContinue reading “J/121 and J/125s Crush 50th Transpac Race!”

J/122 ‘JOSS’ – the epitome of the perfect yacht

(Perth, Western Australia)- J/122 JOSS has been well-sailed and well-loved by her owner Ian Clyne since her launch in late 2012. She has cruised more than half way around Australia, departing from Sydney to Port Moresby (1,930nm), then across to Darwin (1,100nm), then onwards to her home in Perth WA (2,300nm)- a total distance ofContinue reading “J/122 ‘JOSS’ – the epitome of the perfect yacht”

J/122 ‘Joss’ wins 330nm Fremantle to Albany Race!

Congratulations to Ian and the crew from J/122 “Joss” who won IRC Div 1 in the Fremantle to Albany Race, arriving in Albany at 4.30 am after 40hrs at sea in changing & challenging conditions.  Read on for the crew report….. “We started in a light easterly at 11am Fri morning, the winds soon builtContinue reading “J/122 ‘Joss’ wins 330nm Fremantle to Albany Race!”

Successful J/112E Debut in Sydney Inshore Series

In its first full race series since arriving in Australia, the stunning new J/112E ZEST finished an impressive 2nd overall in the Sydney Amateurs Sailing Club “Cruiser Racer series”. The full sixteen race series was held on stunning Sydney Harbour. Starting in September 2018 and finishing in mid-April 2019, the competitive fleet raced in aContinue reading “Successful J/112E Debut in Sydney Inshore Series”

J/111 Scarlet Runner 11 – Lincoln Week Regatta, South Australia

Rob Date and the crew from J/111 Scarlet Runner11 competed in 160nm Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race, followed by Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta with 6 races over 4 days of racing at Port Lincoln. Rob’s J/111 home port is near Melbourne in Victoria, so the crew sailed the 550+nm trip to Adelaide against theContinue reading “J/111 Scarlet Runner 11 – Lincoln Week Regatta, South Australia”