Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I'm considering moving to a J97 from a larger cruising boat.  Singlehanding and overall reduction in sail handling compared to a 35 footer is the objective.

How does the J97 do under PHRF?

I would be sailing with an older, cruising fleet scratch boat by at least 40 sec/mi, but there are also a ton of J80s around to race with.

Thanks in sharing your experience!

Link to post
Share on other sites

From 2015 So Cal PHRF, You can go to https://www.phrfsocal.org/the-boat-rating-process/ in the ratings menu go to the Rating Database and choose Look up by sail number. Then you can see all the info 

 

Sail Number  GBR5997

Mfg Type  J97

Area  A1 (Santa Barbara)

Designer  JB Composites

Year Built  2011

Hull No  33

Reg No  1243156


Course Type1

W/L

RLC

OWC

Regional Rating

102

96

90

Area A1 Rating

102

96

90

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

I've wondered the same about the 97. Knowing the rating doesn't really help; its more about how it sails to them. I take solace in the fact that most j-boats do a pretty good job of sailing to PHRF numbers. But YMMV.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Any other info out there on the 97 ? lm also interested in finding out how its rating has worked out. How many in the states? Thinking of moving to boat with interior space to cruise with the family. Currently J109 and J97e are on my short list. Moving from J-100 

Link to post
Share on other sites

They sold so few of them in the US that there isn't a large body of PHRF results.  I suspect they would be very competitive if sailed well.  I've never been especially impressed with the way that I've seen them sailed, but they do OK even then.  PHRF is in line with its other handicaps under IRC for example, and its a very competitive boat in that range under IRC.

I really like them, especially the E version.  Just stupid expensive for a 32 footer (in the US market, at least).

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Dacron said:

They sold so few of them in the US that there isn't a large body of PHRF results.  I suspect they would be very competitive if sailed well.  I've never been especially impressed with the way that I've seen them sailed, but they do OK even then.  PHRF is in line with its other handicaps under IRC for example, and its a very competitive boat in that range under IRC.

I really like them, especially the E version.  Just stupid expensive for a 32 footer (in the US market, at least).

Agree.  About the perfect size for a family cruiser and Wed. night PHRF boat.  Saw a used one for sale for just under $200k. Uh, no thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

On 9/6/2020 at 2:00 AM, JimBowie said:

The one here stinks up the race course compared with 105s, 80s, 24s, just about anything. Sad cuz it's truly pretty vessel.  Under-canvassed?

We have no problems beating 80´s on the water, no 105´s around. Compared to 109´s we are slightly slower upwind in DH setup(97 is perhaps a bit more sensitive for weight on the rail), slower on jib reaches due to waterline but equal downwind.

In general she seems to sail up to her ORC handicap.

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Nubben said:

 

We have no problems beating 80´s on the water, no 105´s around. Compared to 109´s we are slightly slower upwind in DH setup(97 is perhaps a bit more sensitive for weight on the rail), slower on jib reaches due to waterline but equal downwind.

In general she seems to sail up to her ORC handicap.

What's your typical wind range?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...