Need to check one design rules for keel and hull fairing as our skipper was not allowed to change to flush seacocks or to fair them in.
Spi Ouest is great regatta. Practice partying as much as sailing!
UK & Ireland - 100 109s, 25 105s.
109 designed for IRC, 105 struggles. Basically weight to length ratio. 109 is approx 2 tonnes heavier and only 24cm longer.
105 loads of fun in breeze, 109 needs a bit more practice to gybe.
secondhand - approx 50-60k for 105, 100-150k 109.
Sailed both boats in addition to many others. Agree if no one design that the J/109 would be my choice although the 105 is a lot of fun.
With regard to sprits we have had kites up on both boats in 40+knots and pole was fine. In less extreme conditions we have had some spectacular broaches...
Yachts and Yachting has shortlisted the J/111 as their Boat of the Year for 2011. Don't forget to vote for it and you have until the 28th December to do so.
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Sounds like Blur had fun and they would certainly get the best out of the J/111.
Spoke with J-Dream about their weight requirement. As they are racing IRC they believe that another 2 people on the rail would be beneficial, as it is to most boats. They sail with some little people, apparently...
not newbie just had to reregister, as so long since i bothered to use this site due to the abuse given to people who all share the same interest!
PHRF only seems to take account of how well boats are sailed not what sails they use. Can this really be true? If it is, why do they not adopt IRC...
They are coming to Key West and it costs more to ship a boat both ways from the UK than the depreciation. They have had a successful season finishing 2nd in RORC Overall for 2011. She was at Southampton Boat Show and looked good. She certainly attracted the crowds attention.