Why did J Boats drop the J100?

glass

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Back to the issue:  If you were such a great guy 18 years ago, what happened?  Your current "results" are a -135 (and another -640 as akaGP)
It is clear that as an accountant you enjoy tallying up and down votes much more than racing sailboats.

As for me, I am the same person that I have always been as an adult who never cared about popularity votes. As stated previously, while you were trying to get elected to the Student Council, I was boinking the Prom Queens.

During the last >50 years I have successfully raced sailboats in USA, Canada, Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

I've competed in Block Island Race Week, Charleston Race Week, Miami Race Week, Key West Race Week, various SORC multiple week events, and NOOD Regattas in San Diego, St. Petersburg, and Chicago.

I competed in the Marina Del Ray to Puerto Vallarta Race, Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco Race, and numerous MEXORC Regattas; once with Dennis Conner on his N/M41 RELIANCE.

I competed in various National and North American One Design Championships.

I represented U S SAILING Area K at two Lloyd Phoenix Regattas in Long Beach.

At this point I am getting my J/100 ready for racing so that I will be able to contribute constructive comments based on what I learned on the water.

 

BobJ

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You know what George?  That's an impressive sailing resume.  I'll give you an upvote for that.

Good luck with the J/100, and with hopefully bringing your online persona in line with your on-the-water persona.

 
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Blackadder

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"posted May 27



I always thought the 100 was a pretty boat but anyone who ever tried racing one in the UK under IRC got destroyed. Rates the same as a J109 with a non overlapper and slower on pretty much every point of sail. I think some of it is partly because the ones that are getting raced aren’t optimised. Rolled antifouled bottoms, Furling headsail and asymmetrics tacked at the bow wouldn’t be as competitive as a hard racing bottom, jib on a tuff luff and a symmetric kite for the racing round here"

According to ORR the 100 is only faster than a 109 offwind, and that is with a 5' sprit and a 155% genoa. The 109 owes 100 6-20/mile depending on course. On purely offwind (SoCal offshore) they are dead even. That all seems in the right ballpark all medium air. Don't know what IRC is getting wrong.

 

Snowden

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According to ORR the 100 is only faster than a 109 offwind, and that is with a 5' sprit and a 155% genoa. The 109 owes 100 6-20/mile depending on course. On purely offwind (SoCal offshore) they are dead even. That all seems in the right ballpark all medium air. Don't know what IRC is getting wrong.
I suspect it's a combination of weight and the mysterious "hull factor". It's no secret that IRC is designed to favour relatively conservative, heavy boats, with cruising features, particularly in the 30'-35' size range. The 109 weighs almost two tons more than the 100 & looks more like a cruising boat inside with a big table, more bulkheads & doors etc.

 
Some pics finally came out of the J/9. Interesting to see how it compares to the J/100. pics from dealer site.

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Blackadder

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There was on in Long Beach with a shoal draft keel, but had the regular keel. Extremely well kept but no sprit. Only had mine sailing 6 months so too early to sell  :rolleyes:

 

Raz'r

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Sailed on a J100 for the first time at the St Fancy BBS last weekend. What a great boat. The J9, getting the mainsheet/trav out of the cockpit looks even nicer for daysailing. 

The best part of the regatta was sailing it back shorthanded to Alameda. Just clicked off the miles off the wind. Surprisingly easy speed. 

 




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