Sport Cruising and Family Sailing in a 36' Yacht
The J/112E is the newest addition to J/Boats’ “E” Series of versatile sport cruising yachts. The “E” is for elegance and evolution in performance cruising design. Why settle for anything less than sailing where and when you want to in comfort, style and speed?
Upwind is a Breeze – Downwind is a Blast
J/112E is a moderate displacement design with a high aspect, non-overlapping sailplan. This efficient set-up provides ample sail power in light winds (while most others are motoring), and easy to down-shift options when the wind builds. J’s are known for being able to sail well under mainsail alone, jib alone, and nearly any combination of mainsail and small jib.
The J/112E is no exception. All one needs is a mainsail and 105% jib to enjoy easy, high performance sailing in winds from 5 to 25 knots. For downwind fun with minimal effort and crew, one can deploy the asymmetric spinnaker from the retractable carbon sprit.
Designed to Sail
Watch these sailing videos of the J/112E sport cruiser here:
J/112E Sports Cruiser sailing off Newport
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?
In the 2016 Chicago to Mackinac Race, the J/112E finished 2nd in her 40-boat section, and was reported to have hit sustained speeds of 17.6 knots under spinnaker in just 25 kts of breeze.
In 2017, the J/112E sailed the Grand Prix du Crouesty in Crouesty, France, winning her IRC Class quite handily. Then, she placed 3rd in IRC class at SPI Ouest France.
For 2018, it has been a banner year for the J/112E. The season started out with a 1st in SPI Ouest France Regatta in IRC 2 Class in Les Sables d'Olonne, France; then winning IRC B Class in the Warsash Spring Series in England; followed by a 1st in IRC 3 Class and Overall in the IRC European Championship in Cowes, England; then being crowned both IRC C Class and Overall Champion of the Offshore Sailing World Championship in The Hague, Netherlands racing under combined scores of IRC and ORC!If that were not enough, in recent United Kingdom events, two J/112E's took 1st and 2nd place IRC 4 Class at LENDY Cowes Week Regatta sailed on the Solent off Cowes; a J/112E won the J/CUP IRC Overall; and a J/112E won IRC 1 Class in the Around the Island race (65.0nm around the Isle of Wight).
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Quality Construction, Materials & Environment
The J/112E hull, deck, main bulkhead and structural grid are built with resin infusion construction. Infusion is a method of introducing catalyzed resin into a pre-layout of dry material under vacuum. Dry fibers are placed in mold, with the core material and this is then covered by a special flow cloth and a flexible vacuum bag, a high pressure vacuum is then applied and a series of resin tubes draw catalyzed resin into the part. The result is a high quality method of production which produces results repeatedly and consistently. This allows dimensional control and regularity of weight and unlike a pre-impregnation process, does not require special materials storage conditions or an oven. An economic and reproducible process, direct positioning of dry fibers is easier and more precise than in traditional hand lay-up processes. It also allows controlled placement of fiber direction, as it is not impeded by gel times. The perfect control of the quantity of resin infused and the dry placement cloth make it possible to obtain extremely homogeneous finished parts. The weight variation of the piece is very small (1 to 2%), a performance which is impossible to achieve with hand lamination.
The J/112E is molded with a vinylester barrier coat applied behind the durable gelcoat finishes. This combination in the outer hull layer allows for the best hull blister protection available. The aircraft grade end-grained balsa core and foam core in the deck are sandwiched between carefully selected and placed inner and outer skins of bi-axial and triaxial e-glass fabrics. This sandwich is infused under vacuum for resulting composite parts that are stiffer and lighter than hand-layup. This construction system improves sailing performance due to better strength to weight ratios in the part and improves sailing comfort by reducing weight and lowering the vertical center of gravity (VCG) of the boat.
Working with dry materials does away with most exposure to resin & styrene, and does not require special protection, masks, gloves, oxygen tanks, etc.. During infusion and curing the styrene remains contained in the bag, thus reducing the emission of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) to less than 10 ppm and providing a much "greener" and healthier work environment. In short, the J/112E is one of the "greenest", most environmentally-friendly and socially responsible sailboats you can buy today!
Sailing for Life in Better Sailboats
Sailing is the ultimate freedom, the experience of being at one with nature and the sea, powered only by the wind and one's imagination. It's one of the few "life sports" that offers both a relaxing escape as well as an invigorating challenge. You pick your level of comfort and excitement. Sailing is never the same twice - each time on the water with your sailboat is a unique adventure that can enrich friendships, strengthen family ties, and refresh one's own sense of well-being. How many other outdoor activities can be shared with three or more family generations? It's been said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart.
What a Difference a J Makes
Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding a sailboat that fits you - whether you aspire to sail close to home, cruise to distant shores, or take up the challenge of competitive sailing. Performance differences between sailboats are greater than differences between golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis or cars. A well-designed sailboat, like a good sports car, is an extension of its owner. It could take years of sailing other boats to learn the difference that good design and quality make to one's sailing enjoyment. Or, you can save time and take advantage of what we've designed into every "J."
NEW 40' Offshore Speedster for 5 or fewer Crew
The new J/121 is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just 5 or fewer crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. J/121 redefines offshore sailboat racing as a recreation and shared adventure with friends - fulfilling the growing need to simplify life and reconnect with those you really want to sail with on a boat that’s pure magic to sail. Learn more about J/121 here.
Elegance, Comfort & Style - NEW J/112E
J/112E is the newest “E” Series of sport-cruising yachts. An Evolution of Elegant performance cruising design. This dual- purpose 36 footer has a spacious two-cabin layout and a roomy, comfortable, cockpit. Perfect for the annual club cruise, offshore racing or short-handed blue-water sailing. Learn about J/112E here.
A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer - J/88
The J/88 combines big boat feel with sportsboat-like acceleration. Add a weekend interior, inboard head, engine and huge cockpit and you have a versatile 29 footer. Blistering upwind speed of 6.5 kts and trailblazing speed offshore means smiles all around as you collect both the silverware and priceless sailing memories. Learn more about J/88 here.
J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing
The J/70 speedster is a fun, fast, stable, 22 footer that can be towed behind a small SUV and ramped launched and rigged by two people. J/70 sails upwind like her larger sibling (the J/80) and off the wind she simply flies - planing fast in moderate winds. With 1,300+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear. Learn more about J/70 here.
J/Sailing Gear For 2018
Look great this season in J sailing apparel. Check out the comfortable and fashionable sailing clothing, tech shirts, polo shirts, sailing jackets and sailing hats at the J/Sailing Gear site. Also backpacks, totes, J battleflags and other fun items like half-model sailboats are available as gifts and trophies.
J/Gear is fully customizable to your needs. When you order, you can specify just about anything you wish, including boat name, boat type, yacht club, hailing port, etc. Please be sure to visit our store here.
Upcoming Sailing Events
Nov 4- Hot Rum Series I- San Diego, CA
Nov 11- Around Hong Kong Race- Hong Kong, China
Nov 13- The BIG Sail- San Francisco, CA
Nov 17- Hot Rum Series II- San Diego, CA
Nov 30- Wirth Munroe Memorial Race- Palm Beach, FL
Dec 1- Hot Rum Series III- San Diego, CA
2019- Jan 26-28- Festival of Sails- Geelong, Australia