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  1. bshores

    J 121

    So how many have been built launched to date? Saw somewhere hull #4 had been splashed and is shipping to the Caribbean for the winter circuit.
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    J 121

    Any insider information on when this thing is launching? Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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    52 SUPER SERIES

    Anyone know if Phoenix will be back in the Super Series this year? Heard the boat got sold recently.
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    J/88

    Is everyone also using cars on their mainsails like this one? Seems like overkill on a boat this size. Is a regular main track class legal?
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    J/88

    Nice looking 88, any sailing pics? Are you dry sailing at Jabins and is it just 2 88s in Annapolis so far?
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    J/88

    Please share! More pictures the better! Agreed, let's get the thread back on track and see some pics of her boat. If anything like her last few I bet its tricked out.
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    J/88

    Curious what you thought of the boat since you were one of the early guys to reserve a hull. Looks great on the water, but wondering about the performance and when she will start planing downwind. Any review you can provide would be great in addition to Blurs existing writeup. Also I guess the size is boarderline for drysailing or a hoist so are owners planning to keep theirs in a slip.
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    J/88

    Curious what you thought of the boat since you were one of the early guys to reserve a hull. Looks great on the water, but wondering about the performance and when she will start planing downwind. Any review you can provide would be great in addition to Blurs existing writeup. Also I guess the size is boarderline for drysailing or a hoist so are owners planning to keep theirs in a slip.
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    J/88

    Link? I signed on there and searched but couldn't find them. Pics are up on the jboats website, looks great btw. A smaller J/111 with outboard rudder, very similiar looks. Any idea how many have been sold yet? http://www.jboats.com/j88
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Was the Mac Race run in pure one-design format with first to finish or was it handicapped based on sail inventory, etc? Noticed some boats were carrying code zeros, is there a standard class rating for this setup? It seems like the code zero is becoming standard in the class, but every sailmaker has a slight variation on size & shape.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    New boat looks great Blur, and thanks for all the updates on Spi Quest, hope we see the same type of class racing in the US this year. I'm curious why you went for the 3di over the standard class carbon/aramid sails. Any significant advantage to the standard class kit? Assume the 3di's are already class approved. Seems like every boat was sporting a different sail choice.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Cheers Jambalaya, Blur is this the boat you were talking about? Might be. Just came up in a discussione when I was in The Netherlands. Couldn't find the old results. With a bit more digging, it looks like it was the 2002 race when co-skipper of J-Xcentric won RBI 'Robin Verhoef, co-skipper of J/111, J-Xcentric is no stranger to short handed racing. In 2002, the Dutchman won the grueling Two Handed Round Britain and Ireland Race.' linky Not the same guy who got DSQ from 2h Fastnet - Henk Bulthuis in 2005. Hijack over - back to your scheduled J111 programme..... Thanks. Robin is a great guy and dedicated short-handed racer. He also did the RBI on a Class 40 a couple of years ago. Blur glad to hear you finally pulled the trigger on the J/111. I think your downwind rides may be a tad more exciting than on the 109. Just curious, where is yours being built, and what is the build time looking like? Are we still talking over a year from order to delivery? Looking forward to seeing your updates once she splashes.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    J/111s Mental and Wicked having a good day in Key West, an interesting mix of boats having decent success in their class. Anyone have more info?
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I was more thinking jib out like a melges 24/32, saw some shots from Block Island where the J/111s were doing this technique. Just curious if the class will start doing this more often since the boat seems to like hotter angles downwind.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Agreed, the downwind portion also got me thinking.........anyone try to roll out the jib to get her planing more easily? The pole seems to be long enough where this would be effective. In testing there are boats which have found this to be an effective technique. I can't recall the specific numbers offhand but it's been seen that the jib unrolled (and led outboard to the rail ideally) has helped downwind and reaching performance. In what conditions is it most effective? My guess would be anything over 15 knts where the boat is starting to light up downhill.