J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

JL92S

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Interesting - the boat with no bulb and shorthanded crew still seems quite stable at 20 knots wind (assuming the claims on facebook page are accurate). Wondering if they were using any water ballast

 

JL92S

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I don’t believe this boat has water ballast but could be wrong, I can’t see any of the associated paraphernalia. This boat will be setup for irc inshore racing in the Solent rather than offshore I think

 

Roldy MC

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Hello JMOD,

When I bought mine, few weeks ago, this option was not listed.

Isn't it a rumor ?

In case of retrofit the volume needed by ballast, pipes and plumbing will probably ask accommodations to be revisited.

I don't know what is the scheme for J121, any picture someone on deck and bellow ?

 

Roldy MC

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Interesting - the boat with no bulb and shorthanded crew still seems quite stable at 20 knots wind (assuming the claims on facebook page are accurate). Wondering if they were using any water ballast
Wind is 14 knots as said on Key Yachting Facebook page, which is more  in line with sea state, I think.

 

Blur

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Wind is 14 knots as said on Key Yachting Facebook page, which is more  in line with sea state, I think.
Well, I've noted that, but there was also this statement in the J/Boats facebook "With 19 kts of wind, hitting a steady 11.3 kts, at 146 AWA"...but I agree on the comment on the sea state...

 

JMOD

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Hello JMOD,

When I bought mine, few weeks ago, this option was not listed.

Isn't it a rumor ?

In case of retrofit the volume needed by ballast, pipes and plumbing will probably ask accommodations to be revisited.

I don't know what is the scheme for J121, any picture someone on deck and bellow ?
it is possible, however they will be delivered later. currently all slots filled with the non waterbalast boats 

 

Crash

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it is possible, however they will be delivered later. currently all slots filled with the non waterbalast boats 
It looks to me (and I don't know) that this rectangular looking area outboard of/behind the galley cabinets (you'd need one outboard of Nav Station as well) might be where the water ballast tanks would go?  Or I guess could be where the fill hoses for water and fuel go as well..

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Swimsailor

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It looks to me (and I don't know) that this rectangular looking area outboard of/behind the galley cabinets (you'd need one outboard of Nav Station as well) might be where the water ballast tanks would go?  Or I guess could be where the fill hoses for water and fuel go as well..

J99_interior_galley-371652-913-470-100-c.jpg
I have thought as well that the side shelves look like a lot of wasted space.  Regardless, that seems to low and too forward to be an effective location for water ballast.

 
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Snowden

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Barnacle Balls said:
Dumb question, but how this boat 'rated' an offshore racer, yet the very similar j100 is a gentleman's inland/coastal daysailer?
Purely on STIX grounds the carbon rig will do wonders. Plus this will have a 2m draft versus 1.75 etc etc

 
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Nubben

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Brw, is beam really 2.87m vs 3.35 for the J/97? 2.87 on a 10.0m boat is quite narrow and would indeed require serious RM from the keel(?) which in this case is 1.75m deep.

 

Paul heys

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We have J/99 # 1 here in Hamble

The boat has the standard single rudder and fixed bowsprit. We took the "all lead" IRC keel option as we like the effect of this keel design on our J/112E GP "Davanti". The keel is heavier, deeper, with less drag and more lift.

We have now sailed the 99 five times, the most breeze was on the launch day, when in 23-25 knots of wind, Dave Lenz on the helm, heated her up and had  her sailing at 14 knots under A2. We were not in race mode, no weight on the rail , a cockpit full of people fiddling with ropes. So we know now that the new hull shape developed from the 112E, does allow her to get up and go in a manner that just can not happen on a 97 in flat water. The loads are a lot less than the J/109

The boat is definitely stiff enough, the wider stern boosts the form stability.

The cockpit works well, it feels much more spacious than any of our other J's under 40 foot.

The boat is definitely targeted at regaining our position on the double handed circuit, as well as working with a full crew of we think 6 

It seems that the optimum set up for double handed demands;

-Spacious cockpit

-Tiller steering

-Comfortable side deck benches with great cockpit sole footrests

-Great stability

-A rudder or rudders with great grip, with a light balanced feel

-Sufficient sail area to have decent light weather performance

-The ability to lead all controls to the helm position including the jib/zero/spinnaker sheet.

The J/99 gives all of these in a package that is well mannered and wrapped in a hull shape that has neither excessive beam or a fat stern with chines. It is no secret that boats with chines are effective in a breeze, but can be very sticky in the light. To win a series, an all round good performance is very helpful.

A large part of the double handed fleet are sailing with symmetrical spinnakers, thus the boat is designed without the normal J retracting sprit. Boats that are equipped with the optional symmetric pole will also have a short fixed prodder to carry a zero or A-sail. I think that of the 34 orders in, the split is pretty even between the two spinnaker types.

The length of the standard sprit is sufficient for us to sail down to 168 TWA in 12 knots of breeze and on a reach it is long enough to keep the boat balanced.

There is an option for twin rudders which some folk are very keen to have, having sailed her I am completely happy with the single rudder and in fact prefer it for slow speed handling, whether on a light weather start line or docking under power in strong tide or breeze. Blasting across the Ocean on autopilot in the Trade Winds might be another matter....

Spi Ouest at Easter will be a great opportunity to see how the boat fares in both fully crewed and double handed mode.

We have from North UK a fluor yellow A2 of 100M. A black A3 of around 90M and a cable less code zero. Interestingly we find that the range of the cable-less sail is greater than the one with a cable that we have on Davanti. We were sailing at 145 TWA yesterday in 8 knots of wind. We can see that at times of fluctuating wind speed and direction, this sail might get more use when sailing shorthanded than we had envisaged. We have added a second eye on the sprit and a rope clutch near the bow for the zero tack line. Our second spi halyard will be super low stretch to be use primarily for the zero

We have a loan main and jib from France, made by Technique Voile in La Trinite, they were a perfect first time fit. The jib has a very neat soft hank system, which is used by the Figaro fleet of which Technique Voile boss Fred Duthil is a leading light.

The alloy mast is a new Custom extrusion from AG+. Designed to have more stiffness than off the shelf extrusions, it stands up very well supported by Dyform wire rigging. Neat details include that fact that as part of the extrusion there is combination mainsail luff track that will handle either a bolt rope or Antal 40 slides. Mast cables exit above deck which allows a 100% waterproof internal dam to be installed.

The next public viewing will be at Dusseldorf show, swing by and see us at the stand if you want to chat face to face

Happy New Year!

 

J28

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Great writeup!  Sounds like a great boat.  I think Jboats will sell a lot of them.

 
A large part of the double handed fleet are sailing with symmetrical spinnakers, thus the boat is designed without the normal J retracting sprit. Boats that are equipped with the optional symmetric pole will also have a short fixed prodder to carry a zero or A-sail. I think that of the 34 orders in, the split is pretty even between the two spinnaker types.

The length of the standard sprit is sufficient for us to sail down to 168 TWA in 12 knots of breeze and on a reach it is long enough to keep the boat balanced.
Thanks for the nice report Paul. Re the sprit : do you mean that there are two different sizes, one shorter for symmetrically rigged boats, as opposed to standard length for the asymmetrical boats ?

 Interestingly we find that the range of the cable-less sail is greater than the one with a cable that we have on Davanti. We were sailing at 145 TWA yesterday in 8 knots of wind. We can see that at times of fluctuating wind speed and direction, this sail might get more use when sailing shorthanded than we had envisaged.
Is the zero measuring as "spinnaker" in IRC terms ?

thanks

ciao from Italy

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