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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    With a bit more digging, it looks like it was the 2002 race when co-skipper of J-Xcentric won RBI 'Robin Verhoef, co-skipper of J/111, J-Xcentric is no stranger to short handed racing. In 2002, the Dutchman won the grueling Two Handed Round Britain and Ireland Race.' linky Not the same guy...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Cheers Jambalaya, Blur is this the boat you were talking about?
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Blur Which boat/race was that? Only one I can think of from (literally) a couple of years ago is RWYC RBI2H from Plymouth, don't recall a 109 winning it, but can't find results on line atm. Actually think that 111 will make a great shorthanded offshore boat, as you say, less loaded than a more...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Congrats, hope you have as much success as you seem to have had with the 109, and a lot more fun.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I've wondered a couple of times why J-UK haven't established an offshore categoryfor the 111 OD rules. Basing it around an IRC optimised sailplan, so allow an extra headsail for a JT and extra spinnaker or two for code 0 and reacher over the 2 headsails, 2 kites class rules. Use maximum areas on...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    J - agreed, what was of more interest was the fact that they thought they need a couple of 95kg+ bods to get competitive, I'm assuming they aren't doing this just to take fat people sailing. I guess the relevance is, like it or not, starting to see results in IRC W/L is going to be relevant for...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Class rules on crew weight for J111 seems to be 650kg all up - ie INCLUDING the owner/driver, which is a bit different from the UK 109 setup (600kg + owner). 650/8 = 81kg, which seems to be about right - helm, main, 3 trimmers (or 2 trimmers + sewer/nav/tactics), pit, mast, foredeck. Drop a...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I'm pretty sure the first UK 111 put a purchase arrangement on the forepeak end of the pole out line. I think the idea was to crank it on after the pole was set to increase the compression acting against the bobstay - don't know how effective it would be given that once the poles out there's not...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Duncan McDonald, Kevin Sproul and Phil Thomas have pretty impressive sailing CV's too.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Yep, fully aware that small boats (IRC 0.800 ish) normally do well, and that if isn't a small boat its likely to be a TP52 (IRC 1.300 ish) or similar. Which is why the result is so impressive for a 'mid rated' boat. I'd still be more pleased with 1st in class/group as to my way of thinking...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    See a J111 had a very respectable result under IRC in this weekends Round The Island Race - Shmoking Joe posted a 1st in class, group and 6th overall IRC. As normal with this race class/group result is more relevant due to the tidal influence, but the o/a result is very impressive for a mid...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Spend some time calibrating the fridge - nothing worse than warm beer
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Very nice - funny how the grins came out at 17 knots ! :-) So is the pole too long for the best Code 0 shape/design or too long for the forces involved?
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Ragbag - belated congrats on the result, the last days sailing sounds like a blast - what I reckon the boat was made for. Out of geeky interest - the UK 111, has a purchase (6:1 from a quick glimpse) rigged on the inboard end of the pole out line. It's mounted on the forward internal bulkhead...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Pretty sure Quokka isn't doing the series, but is doing BB champs. Not sure about Tokoloshe, but suspect it's the same,as I know it is for a number of other boats currently listed under IRC 1, hence my comment about Warsash being unable to separate Series with Championships. I'm not reading...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    It's hard to see from the results on the web as Warsash can't seem to sort out a decent way of seperating the IRC1 division for the series with the Big boat Championships. The same applies to the entry list for this year where they've currently got all the big boat championship entries showing...
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    jackolantern, on 03 March 2011 - 09:13 PM, said: I'm betting J/Boats at least ASKS the owners to sail PHRF for the same reason Kontiki V sailed PHRF at KWRW; they don't want the boat potentially getting spanked under IRC at a national event which could possibly slow down sales. Well, so far...
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