(Hamble, So’ton, England)- A team of experienced sailors and writers from Yachting World, led by Toby Hodges from YW, took the gorgeous black-hulled J/95 for a lengthy test this spring on the Hamble River and on the Solent. Titled “Thriller Keels”, Toby talks about the sailing the J/95 as “Shoal with style” due to its innovative lifting keel and rudder designs and superior performance. As Toby describes it, “With a blade-like stern and alluringly sleek, low topsides she is a strikingly pretty yacht..” and due to its shoal draft, “in the UK we know the value of escaping the crowds up creeks and shallow bays…” Read more about it and download Toby’s YW article here (a 7.3 MB PDF file). Learn more about the J/95 shoal-draft performance cruising sailboat.
(Hamble, So’ton, England)- Andi Robertson from Y&Y put the J/95 through her paces on a lengthy sail on the Southampton Water on a sparkling day in January and arrived back on shore a bit “smitten”, as they say. According to Andi, “the J/95 is something a little bit different, with its shallow draught and short-handed options. We sailed J-FEVER, it was a huge amount of fun without expending a lot of energy or stress.” Andi’s verdict, “overall the J/95 checks so many boxes that it becomes hard to define, but it certainly is a very desirable go anywhere small cruiser which has a great all round performance.” You can read the three page article and photos by downloading Andi’s Y&Y article here (a 4.1 MB PDF file).
Apr 30-May 2- Annapolis NOOD- Annapolis YC, Annapolis, MD- http://www.sailingworld.com
May 5-8- J/80 UK Nationals- Cardiff Bay YC, England- http://www.j-80.co.uk
May 10-14- J/22 South African Nationals- False Bay YC, South Africa- http://www.j22.co.za/
May 14-16- Seattle NOOD- Seattle YC- Seattle, WA- http://www.sailingworld.com/nood_regatta.jsp
May 18-23- J/24 North Americans- Seattle YC- Seattle, WA- http://www.j24northamericans.com/
May 22-23- Race For the Case- Lloyd Harbor YC, Long Island, NY- http://www.lhyc.org/
May 27-30- J/80 Copa Espana- Barcelona, Spain- http://www.rcnb.com
Jun 4-6- J/MedCup- Ill de Porquerolles (Hyeres), France- http://www.k-yachting.com
Jun 5-6- Sprit Fest Regatta- Breakwater YC- Sag Harbor, NY- http://www.spritfest.org
Jun 10-13- J/80 Italian Championship- Lake Garda, Italy- http://www.j80euro2010.it/
Jun 21-26- J/80 European Championship- Lake Garda, Italy- http://www.j80euro2010.it/
Jun 20-26- Block Island Race Week- Block Is, RI- http://www.blockislandraceweek.org
Jun 25–27- Long Beach Race Week/ J/120 NAS- Long Beach YC- Long Beach, CA- http://www.lbrw.org
For additional J/Regatta and Event dates in your region, please refer to the on-line J/Sailing Calendar