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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Hi JP, Would you be able to share your tuning advice from Xcentric Ripper? We have just splashed here in Hong Kong with #77 Mojito (a long wait after Cowes), and are looking to get up to speed for IRC racing as no OD here......yet! Cheers, fom the year round place to sail.
  2. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    How did the Gybes go?
  3. J/88

    need to get it to around 1500kgs, so maybe remove some of the interior (and weight) in favour of a sail locker you could shelter in.....low freeboard and no protruding coach roof......maybe a hatch under cockpit floor for an outboard, so no inboard....a taller carbon rig.....a thinner deeper lighter keel (maybe lifting?).......taller sail plan with even bigger kite than 92S (SA/D 0f 29/30)......a bang up to date hull shape for less wetted surface area, maximised WL and more planing potential, with a DLR of 110 or less. Have I just described a Melges 32 or Soto 30? will it be versatile enough and sufficiently family friendly for J boats?
  4. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Not many seem to be going IRC in US, but how they do against the competiton should be similar to how they do against the same boats in UK/Europe, and there the results are pretty good.... Very strong in light airs (low DLR and high SA/D)........OK in 10-16/17 kts, and strong again (when you can plane fast DW) in plus 18kts seems to be the summary. 1st in Class on a very blowy round the island race 2011, and 1st, 3rd, 5th in class at Cowes Week 2011 is not too shabby. Maybe can't beat some IRC winners such as the King 40/Summit 40, but no matter what the wind; its a fun boat to sail and its a looker on the water......what else do you need? Excentric Ripper, won the BeNeLux qualification for Commodores' Cup. Pretty ok? Will be fun to se them in some pretty tough competition... http://commodorescup.rorc.org/ and J Dream just won their IRC class overall on Round the Island on saturday.
  5. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Not many seem to be going IRC in US, but how they do against the competiton should be similar to how they do against the same boats in UK/Europe, and there the results are pretty good.... Very strong in light airs (low DLR and high SA/D)........OK in 10-16/17 kts, and strong again (when you can plane fast DW) in plus 18kts seems to be the summary. 1st in Class on a very blowy round the island race 2011, and 1st, 3rd, 5th in class at Cowes Week 2011 is not too shabby. Maybe can't beat some IRC winners such as the King 40/Summit 40, but no matter what the wind; its a fun boat to sail and its a looker on the water......what else do you need?
  6. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    They can't be any worse Finally a short clip of the delivery from J/Composites to La Trinité Sur mer... I thought these boats were fast? It was overtaken by everything!!
  7. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Is this accurate ? 25 boats sold/delivered for North America 30-35 boats for Europe 5-10 boats for Asia. if accurate, impressive....60-70 boats in 2 years in this economy at $300K++ is no small feat. From J UK last week. "One year on and we will be showing Stuart Sharpe’sbeautiful, shiny, sleek and slippery Joli on the Boardwalk at the TulletPrebon London Boat Show in 2012 (thank-you very much Stuart!) and she is hullnumber 58. In fact, if Santa didn’t bring you quite what you wanted this year,the next available hull for a J/111 for Spring delivery is number 68! So that’s61 J/111s sold in twelve months. Astonishing! "
  8. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    just over a minute behind the ker 11.3 after 1 hr 35mins of racing is not too shabby, and second on line as the "slowest" boat in the fleet bodes well I guess we now have the answer to "what's it rate?" as well......
  9. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I think you mean mid/high 6's for a mumm 30, see link below. an extra knot over and above the Mumm is alot methinks. http://www.blur.se/polar/mumm30_farr_performance_prediction.pdf
  10. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    are you sure the instruments were properly calibrated? 7.5-7.8 kts upwind is pretty fast for a 36 footer of that type of boat that makes it a bit quicker than an A40 which it will rate close to on IRC.......so great news if true!! it might have some legs in IRC as well.
  11. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    J Boats claim that it will rate at 1.100 on IRC, so a smidgeon more than an A40.....mmmmm......will it be quicker than the A, or the summit 35 that it will give time to? so it doesn't sound like it is designed for IRC (admittedly as J Boats have always said). thoughts on the pics: how do those jib battens work on a furler? i thought the furler was going to be flush - ish for more jib area. that looks like a standard furler agree on the in-haulers, someone is overdoing that bit of trim by the look of it agree backstay should be capable of being more easily adjusted by main trimmer it does look heavy in the water to me. do you think they had all the factory staff down below as well? visually it looks like it needs a hull colour to be "a looker". metallic silver? like the pole length.....
  12. newbie bowman tips

    WTF? i'm thinking that it might be quicker and safer to go around that particular stretch of water.......