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what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

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 I have no idea how fast we were going odds are most anybody who’s ever sailed a Bigger J boat has gone faster but

while playing on a J-22 in a north west breeze out in front of Southern Yacht Club we rode planing with the chute up on the face of a huge roller for so long it took two hours to get back to me n front of the club.

we knew we were going too damned far but the ride was just perfect

the next day the wind was gone and it didnt return  until the worlds were over 

maybe it was 1990? I really don’t know for certain but it was between 1988 and 1994

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25 knots J120 Jalfrezi. Return leg AZAB. 2003. Triple reefed main, half rolled poled out jib. Huge steep waves. 45 knots. Terrifying. Lucky to survive . Hope never to do that again. 

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Did 13.75 on the J35. Flat water, 1-1/2 oz chute, 27 knots of wind. We were very stable and never wiped out. Could not catch the C&C 44 ahead of us.

Another time I hit 14 knots sailing alone across the Straits of Juan Dr Fuca running with just a #3 jib. Blowing about 40 knots.

Only about 12 knots in this picture.

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Sustained 16s on a J/29 coming home from Neah Bay, Swiftsure race, circa 2003.

Probably went faster than that on the J/109 I sailed on for a few years, but it wasn't as sketchy.

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6 kts on a j24. Okay,  maybe a bit more, but nothing to write home about. 

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On 9/11/2019 at 7:59 PM, Varan said:

6 kts on a j24. Okay,  maybe a bit more, but nothing to write home about. 

You should ooch like the pros do.

For what it's worth, I saw one go much, much faster when time the hoist winch freewheeled while hauling out at low tide.

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Our velocitek said 26.1 kts after a PHRF regatta in a J/70, but it was probably the mast swingind super quickly during one of our many broaches.

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