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J/80 Under Spinnaker

J/80 Under Spinnaker

The J/80 is a fantastic daysailor, racer OD or PHRF.  The fastest I have gone on a keel boat monohull was on a J/80 and we hit 20+ knots off the wind.  The only problem was that is was a downwind start, we were the fastest boat by far and no one aboard had any ideas of the compass course to the first mark but it was a blast!

Production: 1994 to the present




J 80 Polars



Hull Type:  Fin w/transom hung rudder Rig Type:  Fractional Sloop
LOA:  26.25′ / 8.00m LWL:  22.00′ / 6.71m
Beam:  8.25′ / 2.51m Listed SA:  338 ft2 / 31.4 m2
Draft (max.)  4.90′ / 1.49m Draft (min.)  
Disp.  2900 lbs./ 1315 kgs. Ballast:  1400 lbs. / 635 kgs.
SA/Disp.:  26.66 Bal./Disp.:  48.29% Disp./Len.:  121.59
Designer:  Rod Johnstone
Builder:   J Boats Tillotson Pearson (USA)
Construct.:  FG Bal. type:  
First Built:  1992 Last Built:   # Built:  
I(IG):  31.50′ / 9.60m J:  9.50′ / 2.90m
P:  30.00′ / 9.14m E:  12.50′ / 3.81m
PY:   EY:  
SPL/TPS:   ISP:  33′ / 10.06m
SA(Fore.):  149.63 ft2 / 13.90 m2 SA(Main):  187.50 ft2 / 17.42 m2
Total(calc.)SA:   337.13 ft2 / 31.32 m2 DL ratio:  121.59
SA/Disp:  26.59 Est. Forestay Len.:  32.90′ / 10.03m
BUILDERS (past & present)

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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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