I’ve finally had my J/88 out on the water and not just on the water but in all wind conditions for our first race. We mixed it with the big, small and lightweight. The J/88 performed beautifully, given the crew were on a steep learning curve as was the skipper.
At the tiller it was remarkably light to steer which was a welcome change and it pointed much higher than I’m used to. I was really delighted about all the go fast tweaks at easy reach and the power of the big main. In fact all the sails set up really well and change without too much mucking around. The downhill rides were amazing. I’m really determined to master the asymmetricals as I know it’s our secret weapon.
It didn’t stop there though. Sandy and Ray from J/Boats Australia have been fantastic in every aspect of the purchase. They’ve been so very supportive and provided their own extensive experience with the J/88 and sailing to include the little go fast gear that provides the edge for our J/88. It’s also been delightful dealing with them both. They seem to be doing it 24/7 and nothing is a bother.
So thanks for your J/88. I really love it.
Mark – J/88 Joji