Preparations for the first sail of the J/111 are in their final stages. CCF Composites has done a wonderful job preparing the molds, tooling and finish work; some additional tools were made to increase strength-to-weight ratios and improve production efficiencies. The end result will be a clean, lightweight, durable performance sailing machine. Additionally, sailmakers around the world have broken out their heavy artillery to ensure the first sails out of the bag are fast, strong and lightweight. To date the first boats will have Doyle/New Zealand, North, Quantum and Ullman Sails aboard, all designed by their latest “flow design” programs, with latest materials technologies and managed by their leading sail designers. Sail design concepts and specifications proposed by these leading sailmakers are pointing to a 111 class inventory of a main, two jibs and two asym spinnakers. Photo credit- Doyle Sails.