J/111 Goes Sailing...
Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:24 PM
With more than 10 boats on lake Michigan you can really get a feel for one design on the boats. We had 10 in the Mac last year and had a great close race all the way.
Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:14 PM
I'm sure you have some kind of agenda but you might cut them some slack, since they're new to the boat and need the season to get up to speed. It's up against Elliott 12s and the very successful First 40. Pretty ok for a production 35-footer. On the "No measurement rules", sure, seems to be plenty of them http://www.aucklandr...NM Race 1-4.pdf
Looking at the overall results in racetrack in my opinion if I was looking to spend big bucks buying a new 35fter to race in the NZ fleet(no measurement rules), the J-111 isn't much of a step up in performance for the extra outlay. It is competeing against similar size boats from the 80's/90's, and is below boats like the Ross 10.66 higher ground which was built in 1989. If you really want a step up in peformance I suggest you look at the new Elliott 35SS which is sailing about 15% faster than the J-111 http://www.salthouse...lliott35ss.html
Naturally you can't compare the J/111 to Elliott 35SS or Shaw 11, that are full out carbon racers with canting keels costing 20-50% more (yeah, I did the comparison before buying the 111). Completely different tools. As is getting a 35' cat to go 115% faster than the Elliott 35SS
Thanks for your post, Peter - we are stoked with the new boat (which is Hull #1, the old "Stella"), and just getting our heads around sailing it. Might take us a decade or so! Thanks for all the info you post on Blur, it's super useful to us in learning our boat. And re the Elliot 35SS, you're right - this is an amazing boat, but quite a bit more $$$ than our 111's. It's seems to be a fundamental physical law of yacht racing - linear speed increases require exponential $$$$ increases!! A couple of pix of Django attached - the new Doyle's light headsail is looking very good.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:51 PM
The lines are swanky, the speed amazing and control direct and distinct.
Do you love speed and have 2 million left over. Then the J/111 might be the boat for you.
The long sprit was introduced by J/boats on the J/105 and it offers fabulous control. We managed to broach anyway, because we laughed too much and trimmed to little, when the boat thundered away in 15-16 knots.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:16 PM
First training session this year. Always good to start the season with a +20 knots run
Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:11 PM
Are Blur doing the Europeans?
Sadly, we're not. To much going on here to squeeze it into the schedule.
I'm project manager for the Marström 32 Cup. Wonderful carbon cats, great sailors and exciting racing, but it means we can't get involved in any big projects with the 111 (note to self: don't make sailing your job)...
Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:39 AM
That's a shame - though as it's in Le Havre, perhaps you're not missing out on much!
Envious of the M32 aspect though - look like a fun ride.
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