Why did J Boats drop the J100?

glass

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I've already told you I gave up racing decades ago. If you're really that obsessed, I can dig the handful of trophies I won out of the box in the attic, but what does the fact I won some race series and regattas in small British inland clubs you've never heard of really tell you?
Why would anyone keep trophies from a small British inland clubs won many years ago unless he had an inferiority complex.

All the trophies that were won by my program, many awarded at major regattas, were distributed amongst the crew; I did not keep any of them.

 

Jackett

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The British part explains your limp wrists and your boyfriend's fingers in your bum; not that there is anything wrong with that particular sexual orientation.
You do realise that accusations of being gay haven't been considered insulting for at least the last couple of decades? Move with the times. 

 

Jackett

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Not odd at all; since I have owned numerous boats and been successfully racing for almost 60 years, I am neither a tire kicker nor a poseur. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
 And I've sailed, raced (on and off), owned boats and undertaken significant ocean passages since I was 5 five. Your point being?

 

Jackett

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Why would anyone keep trophies from a small British inland clubs won many years ago unless he had an inferiority complex.

All the trophies that were won by my program, many awarded at major regattas, were distributed amongst the crew; I did not keep any of them.
Good for you. I assume your crew immediately threw then in the bin, or did they all have inferiority complexes as well?

I enjoyed my sailing and racing, so kept the trophies from a few of the more memorable occasions as mementos. I also have photos from my childhood, a couple of ornaments that belonged to my grandparents and my old school tie. I imagined most people who've enjoyed their life will have similar mementos. 

 

Jackett

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15 hours ago, glass said:


I must offer you my most sincere apologies. I was of the belief that one didn't need to be a top racing skipper to be able to comment on the fact that you are a total and utter arse. I realise now that I am wrong. Only top racers have the ability to make an informed decision about anything, and mere casual sailors like myself should bow to their superiority in all matters.  I now realise that membership of this forum should be limited to those who have won at least 3 major regattas. I will write to Scot immediately, asking that he implements this policy straight away, and removes my access to the forum, and that of all who merely sail for fun. We already do a good job of scaring off any women who may care to participate with our Neanderthal 'show us your tits'. Let's complete the job by removing all but the top echelons of the racing community. 

In fact, I now realise even this isn't enough. Company executives and anyone holding a political post should be limited to those with at least 5 regatta wins under their belt. And Glass made President. Not just of America, as that would be denying the rest of the world the benefits of his skills and charm. Glass for President of the World! Heil Glass!

 

BobJ

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I wouldn't call a local PHRF series in 2007 a major regatta but in his mind it is, hence the "THIS IS ME!" post above.  That's the best he's got or believe me, he would have told us about it.  Repeatedly.  In CAPS.  By trying to convince us he's Dennis Conner, he's really trying to convince himself.  It's a pity to build your whole self esteem around winning a wrist watch in PHRF.

Responding to his "show me your results" demands would only lead to his protracted picking at the legitimacy of our responses.  I'm not taking that bait.  The type of racing I do and where I have to do it would utterly bury his meager efforts, but what's the point of getting suckered into a pissing contest?

Can we get back to the J/100?  I compare its possible resurgence to when they discovered the J/125's true worth was in off-the-wind sprints down the West Coast and to Hawaii.  I wouldn't take a J/100 offshore (although one raced a TransPac years ago), but we had three J/100s just race each other in a local double-handed race.  I think this could be their forte.  With ratings of 66-81 (welcome to our world) they were stuck into a fleet of ultralights and didn't do that well, despite one being raced by a well-known pro.  But it will be interesting to see if they keep racing together in these shorthanded series.  Otherwise I agree with the comment above that it's a nice daysailer.  For "all around excellent race boats" there are better choices.

Maybe George agrees - now he's over poisoning the J9 thread.

 
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JL92S

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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

 

glass

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I wouldn't call a local PHRF series in 2007 a major regatta but in his mind it is, hence the "THIS IS ME!" post above.  That's the best he's got or believe me, he would have told us about it.  Repeatedly.  In CAPS. 
Like a fish taking a shiny hook, you and a handful of mindless assholes have already been suckered into responding to each of my posts on this thread with thumb down votes.

As for my race results in major regattas like the ones below ...

1st place finish in 1999 Chicago Nood Regatta.

2nd place finish in 2010 Chicago Nood Regatta.

1st place finish in 2016 Chicago NoodRegatta.

1st place finish in 2018 Chicago Nood Regatta.

...they are readily available to the public.

From 2016 Chicago Nood Regatta SAILING WORLD article:

"When the day's only race got underway for the regatta's PHRF competitors, Cayuse was perhaps the best prepared. They were first to the racecourse to practice in the morning's northerly breeze, and sailed for more than an hour before the wind died. After subtly cajoling the race committee into starting a race by sailing upwind and setting their spinnaker (dropping it as they rounded the transom of the race committee boat to make their point), they were more than ready to race."

Either post your major regatta race results or show us your saggy closet queen tits, you pathetic English punter.

 
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BobJ

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Nope, sorry - I don't feed trolls.

And who said anything about being from the UK?  That's one of the other guys you've been attacking.  Try to keep up George.

 

glass

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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.
It may be difficult to overcome the 12 second PHRF penalty but we will certainly give it our best shot.

 

glass

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Like a fish taking a shiny hook, you and a handful of mindless assholes have already been suckered into responding to each of my posts on this thread with thumb down votes.

As for my race results in major regattas like the ones below ...

1st place finish in 1999 Chicago Nood Regatta.

2nd place finish in 2010 Chicago Nood Regatta.

1st place finish in 2016 Chicago NoodRegatta.

1st place finish in 2018 Chicago Nood Regatta.

...they are readily available to the public.

From 2016 Chicago Nood Regatta SAILING WORLD article:

"When the day's only race got underway for the regatta's PHRF competitors, Cayuse was perhaps the best prepared. They were first to the racecourse to practice in the morning's northerly breeze, and sailed for more than an hour before the wind died. After subtly cajoling the race committee into starting a race by sailing upwind and setting their spinnaker (dropping it as they rounded the transom of the race committee boat to make their point), they were more than ready to race."

Either post your major regatta race results or show us your saggy closet queen tits, you pathetic English punter.
When it comes to sailboat racing, a handful of losers on this thread like BobJ haven't learned to be humble in defeat, and never having won anything of significance they also haven't learned how to be gracious in victory; otherwise they would have been recognized by their peers in a manner much like the one below.

J/105 CLASS ASSOCIATION  -  FLEET 5, LAKE MICHIGAN

In Recognition of Significant Contribution To Fleet 5 and LMSRF Area III

Patience, Persistence and Perseverance only begin to describe the attributes of this proactive mover and shaker within the community of Chicagoland sailors. A counselor, coach, coaxer but no cajoler, you are exceptional in your dedication to bettering the amateur sport of sailing.

Race Committee managers seek your opinions. Peers follow you around the race course seeking clues to replicating your successes Obstructionists and keepers-of-the-status quo quiver in your presence. At the end of the day everyone benefits from your involvement and the sincerity of your thoughtful considerations.

Sustaining a broad base of admirers and close friends all the while doing battle in meeting after meeting and while sailing aggressively on the water are reflective of your unique qualities and testimony to your integrity and personal values. This evening your colleagues, friends, and admirers recognize and honor your many talents and contributions to our Fleet and Area III.

george petkovic

Is hereby awarded this certificate

On this 8th day of February 2003

________________________
Robert L. Smith
Fleet Captain - 2003
 
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Snowden

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What happened in the 18 intervening years to make you so bitter, confrontational and unpleasant?

 

BobJ

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...which has nothing to do with Snowden's question.  You being a dick on here is because the government of the UK oppressed you?  Really?

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) to Snowden's +344.  By Elvstrom's oft-quoted standard, what you used to be able to do on the water doesn't mean anything.

As to your suggestions about me, you're just fishing and I'm not taking the bait.

 
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