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  1. Furkolkjaaf

    That's a Sport Boat?

    ...by the way, the pictured winner is a Delta 84 - that - I tell you - IS a sport boat despite the "classical look" and the symmetric spinnaker. This boat is moored close by my J/92 in Sistiana (Trieste) - Italy, and is a real planing rocket, that can also go uphill like a train. She won a countless number of Barcolana, the largest (or so) regatta in the world..
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    J92S Polars

    J92s North Sails Polars.pdf J 92s Elvstrom Polars and sail chart.xls
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Not understanding much of french....but here J/99 seems to have been crushed by both Sunfast 3300 & JPK 1030 at the single/double handed race Gascogne 45/5... https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14Nq-Mi0Dao3sxcI3MmMgcprDFxbFYLfQ
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    ...you mean that the J112E and the J109s are racing with conventional kite setup ?
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    thanks JL92S
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    How is the 99 doing in the first races ? I guess there may be some feedback now on how this new design performs vs known / established competition
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    At this regard I think it's interesting to share this email from the designer re std bulb keel vs the deeper IRC fin keel : "The question of keels is an interesting one. If you believe ORC, then the deeper & heavier flat fin IRC keel will have a speed advantage over the lighter but lower VCG standard bulb keel in light air windward/leeward racing. Under IRC, the flat deep keel is given a very nice rating accommodation (slower) and the bulb style is disadvantaged. For me, there is no question that the standard keel is the better keel to have as an owner if you ever sail with fewer crew, want great stability and care about having more reasonable draft, or if you plan to sail offshore with less crew. The fin keel is only offered so that owners who race IRC around the buoys will be able to compete against other boats who have been benefiting from this rating credit for the last few years. The fin keel probably has the boat for boat speed advantage in light air upwind due to a little less wetted surface and slightly less drag. I would say the crossover will be at 8-10 knots. The fin keel will then require more weight on the rail for the higher wind conditions, cahngin or flattening sails earlier both upwind and on a reach, and always need this in order to match the stability of the standard keel."
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    ...just to clarify...I wish I was a prospective owner. But I'm not. Just dreaming :-)
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    1. Carbon rig or aluminum? 2. Tiller or wheel? 3. Ballast tanks or not?
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    http://www.rsyc.org.uk/index.php/article/view/id/1703 88s still unbeatable in very light airs
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    thanks Paul
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Thanks for the nice report Paul. Re the sprit : do you mean that there are two different sizes, one shorter for symmetrically rigged boats, as opposed to standard length for the asymmetrical boats ? Is the zero measuring as "spinnaker" in IRC terms ? thanks ciao from Italy max
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    Alternative to facnor flatdeck furler?

    That's exactly my experience, except that things got much better with a really smaller line (8 mm) - so far no slippage but less friction which makes things "almost" OK. Also - the fact that you can only furl anti clockwise does not help user friendliness
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Well, I've noted that, but there was also this statement in the J/Boats facebook "With 19 kts of wind, hitting a steady 11.3 kts, at 146 AWA"...but I agree on the comment on the sea state...
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Bowsprit looks a bit short - at least compared with 88 & 111