JL92S

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    J/112E

    Try saying that about the J24, J22, J30, J34, J35...J42, J44... the list goes on and on...
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    J/112E

    Yeah be under no illusion J Lance 12 is no standard boat. If it’s spec is anything like Davanti then it will have a high mod rig with jib halyard lock and carbon boom. The lead fin keel will give them superior upwind performance in all but the heaviest airs and make the boat slipperier downwind and considering the boat is purely for fully crewed racing it doesn’t miss the righting moment lost from the L keel (which is needed for a dual purpose cruiser racer. They have optimised the boat for Solent racing which means running against the tide frequently and therefore the symmetric setup works best. We did a similar thing when campaigning a j122 for the commodores cup a few years ago. I’m sure this boat will have the most minimal interior required for irc
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    J/88

    The autopilot they (and another UK J88) use is a bracket bolted directly to the rudder and the pilot ram exits out of the transom trough a watertight gasket. Not sure of the specific hardware used (they all run B&G systems so maybe a triton or h5000 pilot). Stunning scenery and it’s nice to see Mai Tai enjoying a second life in the far north
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    J/88

    Massive respect to the team Blue Flash for entering their J88 into the Race to Alaska!
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    New imoca boats

    That’s faintly ridiculous... for all the right reasons
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    J 121

    Rock Lobster are racing in the rorc offshore series so must be gambling on a flat keel, the 121 is beamier than normal Js and carries it's beam further aft so I think it will just about hold up with the slight loss of stability. Having reduced drag from the flat keel should make it slipperier downwind
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    I would love to see a pic of that...I had also heard and it had been reported by journos that they will all be delivered at the same time. Only thing I can think of is that the solitaire fleet all get theirs at the same time. Beneteau were hoping this boat would appeal to a wider audience than the figaro II so maybe this is a sign of that. If what you say is true of course...
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    Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    In my opinion we need people like him driving development forwards in the monohull sector at this size point. This boat (and GOF) has a few features you won’t find on a TP52, ultimately the advantage gained from these couple be undone by a wrong shift but it all adds up. They will still not find it easy, girls on film Ian a very similar boat and their already shit hot crew now have a couple of seasons under them. I just hope there’s a bit more media coverage than last year
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    New imoca boats

    My guess is the steering system, tiller included, is still in the design phase and probably not the finished article we see in the rendering
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    Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    It is very similar to gof, just the forward shape is a little more extreme, cockpits look very similar but i’m unsure if they’ll adopt the same aft primary winches for ran. Depending on result this could be the boat and team that wipes the fleet away, they have form in this, they had then TP52 back in 2008, the fleet died, they had the Farr 45 a couple of years later and sure enough people began selling up and another couple off years later the fleet died.
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    J 121

    I have seen their J125 with the same layout and yes it’s to carry a code sail with greater luff tension that isn’t too large.
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    J 121

    J121 Rock Lobster just finished it’s first IRC regatta in the UK, 2 days racing (3rd day cancelled) day 1 12-18kts, day 2 sub 10kts. They finished up 9th out of 16 entries in a mixed fleet of mixed 40 footers and some sportsboats
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    Looking for Class 40 ocean sailing in europe

    North West France basically
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    North sails ,pricing, discounts

    Over here in the UK Doyle abandoned its smaller boat market including some good long term clients. North are offering great service even at the most basic levels of sails like dinghies and small cruisers
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    Help me choose: Sun fast 3200 or J109

    I have raced several 109s and have recently begun campaigning a 3600. Both boats are good to sail short handed but it depends on what is more important. The 109 will probably be the better cruising boat and perhaps the better boat for lighter Mediterranean conditions. The 3200 was designed from the outset to be a short handed racer with comforts and the interior is a little more sparse than the J but you’d find it better laid out for racing. Plenty of people have campaigned both as short handed racers (Blur might have a lot to say about the 109) and both have achieved good results. On the limit the 109 lets go sooner and the autopilot may have to work harder where the sunfast with it’s wide treason and twin rudders will cope better with being pushed. On balance with a J109 I would feel you get more boat for your money and will be competitive in lighter breeze. The Sunfast would probably be a more manageable boat when pushed but would be compromised everywhere else. J109 would be my choice
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    New imoca boats

    I meant to say the remaining working foil. The stump was still stuck out for days until the weather calmed enough for him to remove it
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    New imoca boats

    In interviews during the race he mentioned retracting the (remaining) foil when the breeze and boatspeed got up to not risk damage
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    Wide boots

    Zhik seaboot, I have collapsed bridges in my feet so they are flat and wide. I tried the Zhik sea boots and they are the best fitting boots I've ever had
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    Constrictor clutch as halyard lock

    We have had 8 installed on our new Sunfast 3600 to replace the standard Spinlock clutches and so far we are really impressed with them, holding power is good and if you milk the constrictor slightly it will hold without creeping. We are about to install a 9th constrictor which will hold our tackline.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Unless you walk into Ancasta they'll sell one...
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Not sure vplp know what half arsed means... and besides the foil was only ever designed to replicate the stability of the water ballast of the old boats without adding displacement. Looks like an awesome boat and I'd love to race one offshore one day, or even short handed coastal races
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    J 121

    So it would appear the J121 has an irc rating of 1.138 which is still non endorsed and uncertain if that includes the water ballast
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    J/70 IRC Rating and Performance

    I remember a few years ago they came in at 0.965ish but the boats are older nad the rule has been tweeked over the years so not sure what it is now
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    1st JPK 11.80 launches

    The first IRC rating i’ve seen for an 1180 is 1.102 but not endorsed
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    J 121

    Saw a 121 arrive on a truck to Hamble at the weekend. I’ll be looking forward to seeing it out and about.