The Merits of a J9

Some recent J/9 Sailing Shots from Newsletter. Looking Pretty, clean, and simple as promised. 

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J Boats is a business. The proof of success or failure is in the order book and annual profit or loss. They work VERY hard to bring boats to market that sailors want and will enjoy. Seem to be pretty successful so far. If you don't like a particular J boat or certain things about it just don't buy one. Little chickenshit comments serve no purpose. As my dear mother always said " if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all ". I believe they have another winner on their hands. Happy Sailing!

 

JL92S

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One thing they have done is changed their style to fit into the Euro market by having their designs be IRC focused.
You’re not wrong, I think J boats discovered they could design competitive boats in IRC since the J109 came along and won many of the main regattas in the UK and continues to be one of the benchmark boats. I think a common misconception is that competitive IRC boats create bad sailing boats but I don’t believe this to be the case anymore. 10 years ago it paid to have a big heavy boat with tiny sails to be competitive but now you can have a fast boat, sail it well and win races. Having raced a 112eGP I can safely say they go upwind at pretty much the same pace as a 122 yet still get up and go when the breeze is on downwind. Ratings aside it’s a really nice boat to sail, it just happens to rate 40 points lower than a 122. Besides all this the J9 will probably rate terribly because it has hardly any interior and is very light!

 

JMOD

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J/9 is very expensive in Europe due to import tariffs of 25% on the including VAT price of boats. J/9 is not and will not be built in Europe 

 
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SailRacer

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Suark,

If you look at BIRW - Yachtscoring, it looks as if they have the J9 rated at 120 (with no dog in the fight, that area has been known to rate boats lower than 'average').

Today will be the first race day (hopefully) for them and I hope all goes well.

Sail safe!

 

Suark

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Thank you.  I was assuming it would be a good bit faster than that so I will see how they do at that number.  For whatever reason, I was expecting something around 100 or less based on the J/100 and the J/88 numbers.

 

jerseyguy

Super Anarchist
Suark,

If you look at BIRW - Yachtscoring, it looks as if they have the J9 rated at 120 (with no dog in the fight, that area has been known to rate boats lower than 'average').

Today will be the first race day (hopefully) for them and I hope all goes well.

Sail safe!
FWIW





Performance Cruising Non-Spin - Pursuit




 


 


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  USA 1


Banjo


J 9 Daysailer


Rodney Johnstone 


Wadawanuck


1


1


 


2.0




 


 


2.


 


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  USA 52687


Venturesome


C&C 110


Bob Zannetti 


SHYC


4


2


 


6.0




 


 


3.


 


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  USA 2234


Roi Soleil


Canadian Sailcraft/ CS36T


Stacy Aslan 


Centerport Yacht Club/Lloyd Harbor YC


3


6


 


9.0




 


 


4.


 


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  USA 60141


Veronique


Beneteau First 345


Bert Rubin de Cervens 


Ketewomoke Yacht Club


5


4


 


9.0




 


 


5.


 


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  47


Finn


Bristol 41.1


Brian Finnerty 


Hempstead Harbor Club


2


8


 


10.0




 


 


6.


 


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  USA 51229


Meddler


J 29


Peter B Hilgendorff 


YRA of LIS


7


3


 


10.0




 


 


7.


 


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  6


Ida G


Bristol 35.5


Isaac Halpern 


NYYC


6


5


 


11.0




 


 


8.


 


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  44


Avventura


Sabre 30


Cristina Pace 


PYC


10/TLE


7


 


17.0




 


 


9.


 


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  USA 246111


Bianca


C&C 35 MK I


David Kalal 


North Cove Yacht Club


10/TLE


10/RET


 


20.0




 




 

Foxtrot Corpen

Super Anarchist
Yes... Banjo had a good day.  All bullets.  Family crew...





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Position


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Alan Johnstone


Main Trimmer


Group 3


USA




Katie Johnstone


Pit Assist


Group 1


USA




Matthew Johnstone


Headsail Trimmer


 


USA




Pam Johnstone


 


Group 1


USA




Rodney Johnstone








 

sailman

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Suark,

If you look at BIRW - Yachtscoring, it looks as if they have the J9 rated at 120 (with no dog in the fight, that area has been known to rate boats lower than 'average').

Today will be the first race day (hopefully) for them and I hope all goes well.

Sail safe!
YRALIS does not do Non-Spin Ratings, so these results are interesting.

 

Snowden

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UK
Family crew...





Crew Info













Name


Position


ISAF


Country









Alan Johnstone


Main Trimmer


Group 3


USA




Katie Johnstone


Pit Assist


Group 1


USA




Matthew Johnstone


Headsail Trimmer


 


USA




Pam Johnstone


 


Group 1


USA




Rodney Johnstone
yep just a regular family out for a day sail on their new boat  :p

 

vikram

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J Boats is a business. The proof of success or failure is in the order book and annual profit or loss. They work VERY hard to bring boats to market that sailors want and will enjoy. Seem to be pretty successful so far. If you don't like a particular J boat or certain things about it just don't buy one. Little chickenshit comments serve no purpose. As my dear mother always said " if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all ". I believe they have another winner on their hands. Happy Sailing!
it's sailing anarchy - people have opinions....unvarnished ones.  It looks cheap. fun but cheap. 

 




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