J/125s Are AWESOME

Video of J/125 Warrior blasting down the southern California coast in 18-22 top boat speed was 20.0 achieved by a 15 year old who had never used a wheel before.



fast is fun!

 

Plumber

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Video of J/125 Warrior blasting down the southern California coast in 18-22 top boat speed was 20.0 achieved by a 15 year old who had never used a wheel before.

Looks cool, but...put a god damn tiller on this thing. A wheel just looks odd...

 
Video of J/125 Warrior blasting down the southern California coast in 18-22 top boat speed was 20.0 achieved by a 15 year old who had never used a wheel before.

May look odd but I think the steering is fantastic with the wheel. I've sailed a couple of Transpacs and a Mexican race on a 125 and it is really great to see down the waves and have such responsive steering.

 
I believe the green topsides, hull #7 "August Ice" lives in Tahoe...think she made the trek down to SF and raced BBS in 2011(?) with a few of the other west coast 125's (SF's Double Trouble & Time Shaver and Resolute (ex-Roxanne) from LA).

 

knuckles

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I believe the green topsides, hull #7 "August Ice" lives in Tahoe...think she made the trek down to SF and raced BBS in 2011(?) with a few of the other west coast 125's (SF's Double Trouble & Time Shaver and Resolute (ex-Roxanne) from LA).
That's probably her. Pretty looking boat, and stands out from the crowd on that mooring.

 

tfuller

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I thought I might breath some life back in this thread.... The re-fit of Stark Raving Mad (Now TRY??) looks good. What I'd like to suggest to my fellow 125 owners is to get a class together for Big Boat this year, and mix it up. It will be good to see if the pedestal on TRY makes a significant difference in boat handling. Call me a purest, but one of the cool things about the 125 is the huge cockpit. I don't say that from a racing perspective, but from just hanging out on the boat where you need a place above deck for a big cooler full of beer! On that same note, I just cannot see putting a tiller on the 125 despite so many telling me that would be great. For me I'd rather stand up and look at the waves in front of me when sailing in a breeze with a kite up. Anyway, I hope to hear back from some of you considering doing the BBS. The regatta folks told me we need (6) boats to call it our own little friendly regatta, and we can haul ass around the Bay looking for T-Bone opportunities among just ourselves. Respectfully submitted, Full Res (51517)

 
Hi Fullres, ex-SRM is named "TYR" (i.e. name of a warrior god in Norse mythology; phonetically pronounced "tier"). Sail number is 52125.

Best of luck with pulling together a one design start for the 125's for BBS!

 

SPECTRE

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Getting ours ready for Newport Bermuda this year . 51356

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Jambalaya

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Yes they certainly are, always a regret of mine I lacked the courage to buy one back in 2004 when the UK based boat was for sale. As much fun as I had in the new J105 I bought instead it really wasn't quite the same.

 
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