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J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

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4 hours ago, JBOATTROUBLEMAKER said:

BTW @Roleur how has Raku treated you?

 

It has been awesome!  Better than we hoped.  We have done something like 34 races this season and almost all of it DH.  We even do short buoy races DH without issue.  Much prefer longer races where we can stretch our legs though.  My wife & I sail our boat (always) and we find it to be particularly easy to sail short-handed.  That said, we live in a mostly light air location, so the powered up 111 is very fun.  If we lived in a windy location I would favor something like a J/99.  Assuming it happens, we are planning to race around Vancouver Island (Van Isle 360) next year DH and then we are signed up for Pacific Cup 2022 DH.  One of the things that has surprised us is how easy it has been to get the boat going well.  We've certainly put in some time this year trying to get things dialed, but it has all gone well.  We even won a buoy race regatta (7 races) that were in the 30-90 minute range.  DH against all fully crewed boats (mostly 5-15 kts).  

We have had a few good breezy days (20-30) and with 4 people we found we were going fine uphill against faster boats (Aerodyne 43, two Farr 39MLs).  Top speed so far (5 months) is 16.7 kts with my wife driving and the A3 up, trying to hold a high lane to the finish of a 100 miler.  We've been fortunate to get to do 3 overnight races this summer.  A 65 miler and two 100 milers.      

For us it is the perfect boat.  That may not be the case for everyone, but we feel like we hit the nail on the head with our decision.  Heading out to mess with the boat now.  We have two different races this weekend at different venues.  One on Saturday and another on Sunday.  

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14 hours ago, JBOATTROUBLEMAKER said:

I am in your shoes. Family that hates sailing and one member (myself) who is absolutely obsessed. I would never consider a J11s (to neutered and rare) so the 99 and 97e are basically the only other options I would have.

Have you raced thunder in any local offshore races? I couldn't find you in the PHRF/IRC NE registry. 

We have a 97. Great allround boat but too much rocker to plane easily. Otherwise perfect for DH, full-crew and cruising. We operate ours with a AP furlable jib with one reef on a facnor fd, c0/j0 and two A-sails.

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On 9/11/2020 at 12:40 PM, Roleur said:

It has been awesome!  Better than we hoped.  We have done something like 34 races this season and almost all of it DH.  We even do short buoy races DH without issue.  Much prefer longer races where we can stretch our legs though.  My wife & I sail our boat (always) and we find it to be particularly easy to sail short-handed.  That said, we live in a mostly light air location, so the powered up 111 is very fun.  If we lived in a windy location I would favor something like a J/99.  Assuming it happens, we are planning to race around Vancouver Island (Van Isle 360) next year DH and then we are signed up for Pacific Cup 2022 DH.  One of the things that has surprised us is how easy it has been to get the boat going well.  We've certainly put in some time this year trying to get things dialed, but it has all gone well.  We even won a buoy race regatta (7 races) that were in the 30-90 minute range.  DH against all fully crewed boats (mostly 5-15 kts).  

We have had a few good breezy days (20-30) and with 4 people we found we were going fine uphill against faster boats (Aerodyne 43, two Farr 39MLs).  Top speed so far (5 months) is 16.7 kts with my wife driving and the A3 up, trying to hold a high lane to the finish of a 100 miler.  We've been fortunate to get to do 3 overnight races this summer.  A 65 miler and two 100 milers.      

For us it is the perfect boat.  That may not be the case for everyone, but we feel like we hit the nail on the head with our decision.  Heading out to mess with the boat now.  We have two different races this weekend at different venues.  One on Saturday and another on Sunday.  

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10 hours ago, Teener said:

Never have children

Correct.  Closed that gate 15 years ago.

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19 hours ago, Roleur said:

Correct.  Closed that gate 15 years ago.

my bad

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New J/99 “La Cinquieme” did the NASS Lighthouse race this last weekend, might be the first J/99 on the Bay. Saw it briefly at 5he start, looked quick, seems they went with the wheel option.

 

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Anyone having direct experience on how the J/99 fares against the Italia Yachts 998 ? They are similar boats in size and concept. Here in Italy it seems the IY is faster on handicap (not surprising since the IY is known to be an ORC bandit) but also boat for boat, which is less obvious, and regardless of wind strength. Being the J/99 lighter, I'd have assumed it would be generally faster. This does not appear to be the case.

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^ SA/D is roughly the same for the two designs and the IY does not have the draggy arse of the 99? I assume that was a deliberate design compromise to create two double aft cabins?

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3 hours ago, Furkolkjaaf said:

Anyone having direct experience on how the J/99 fares against the Italia Yachts 998 ? They are similar boats in size and concept. Here in Italy it seems the IY is faster on handicap (not surprising since the IY is known to be an ORC bandit) but also boat for boat, which is less obvious, and regardless of wind strength. Being the J/99 lighter, I'd have assumed it would be generally faster. This does not appear to be the case.

Size yes - concept no! My guess is that this would come down to wind range and course. IY998 has been doing extremely well in the light stuff (especially up/down) but the J/99 is a better fit for transquadra or conditions in UK/France,

If you want to beat the IY998 I recommend the J/112E :D 

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3 hours ago, Blur said:

Size yes - concept no! My guess is that this would come down to wind range and course. IY998 has been doing extremely well in the light stuff (especially up/down) but the J/99 is a better fit for transquadra or conditions in UK/France,

If you want to beat the IY998 I recommend the J/112E :D 

Interesting...no direct experience myself. You mean light air W/L ? Quite common conditions over here.

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I love it - Other than the UK where the boats seem to be struggling, J99s are succeeding in the US and Continental Europe.

 

Please God let there be one design races in 2022!!!

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On 9/30/2020 at 9:50 PM, GHarring19 said:

I love it - Other than the UK where the boats seem to be struggling, J99s are succeeding in the US and Continental Europe.

 

Please God let there be one design races in 2022!!!

One design with different keels and water ballasts?

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6 hours ago, Nubben said:

One design with different keels and water ballasts?

One Design is tough when the boats are racing under a variety of rules, that penalize/support certain attributes.  As J has to sell the boat in multiple markets to compete under multiple rules, and in many cases, Euro IRC optimization driving configuration as "severely" as it does, its not surprising to "offer" multiple versions.  Plus there is the whole short handed ocean racing /Trans Quadra thing going on and gaining traction. Nothing stops the formation of an OD class in a nation/region, and narrowing to a single configuration for OD racing in that nation/region.  

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J/109 did not start as one design either.

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On 9/12/2020 at 2:20 AM, JBOATTROUBLEMAKER said:

Lost the chute of my old 92 under the boat in a similar situation, except the cluster f*ck was my wife "_"

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Helping a friend config a new J/99.

Anything in particular we should think about?

Autopilot mounting should be well figured out?

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5 minutes ago, JL92S said:

Racing, cruising or both?

80% doublehanded racing - mostly for fun, 20% cruising.

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For me it would be straight keel, single rudder, tiller and water ballast. Hank on headsails and an asymmetric setup. A furling J0 plus hanked J2+R should see you well setup for most conditions. A nice oversized A2, A1.5 and something for heavier airs should cover most bases

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Jefa Autopilot drive can be permanently installed in the factory and that works 100% - we’ve tested it well!

I’d put Harken Performa winches on the coach roof, as the soft skirt on the standard ones has chewed halyards on us. 

A style thing, but backstay cleats on the floor either side of mainsheet cleat is more ergonomical than normal route if actively trimmed.

Make sure kite halyard sheeves at mast top are strong enough for Code 0 tension, if that‘s the intention.  Don’t assume, 

Prepare to upgrade most blocks.

Worth getting a topping lift sheave in the mast, comes in handy for staysails even if going a-sail only.

Optional oven is a great choice. 

Think out the layout of instruments and hatches on bulkhead at front of cockpit very very carefully.  You can fit it all in: plotter at height you won’t kick, opening hatch for halyard tails etc Etc if planned carefully.

if you need two tacklines then ask them not to fit standard unit to front of sprit.

She sails best upright.  Big mainsail reefs and small J3s If double handed !!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello, I was wondering where you have stored your lifeboat onboard the J99.

Mine use to be under the tiller ( 2 rudders) but make the walk around very uncomfortable.

Any solution ?

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