2018 PHRF Handicaps for J/Boats Models
May 14, 2018
The relative speed of various models of J/Boats is listed below in seconds per nautical mile. The table shows relative predicted speed of each model compared to one of eight “control” J/Boats, each in a different speed range, whose actual performance has become widely known in many PHRF areas over many years. The “control” J/Boats used in this comparison are the J/44, J/122, J/35, J/29 (Masthead outboard), J/80, J92, J/30 and J/24. Assumptions are that:
1. Except where noted as “One Design”, each model conforms to all local PHRF definitions of an unmodified “base boat” with a base 155% genoa (depending on local regulations).
2. Maximum spinnaker size (without penalty) conforms to local PHRF regulations defining base spinnaker size, except where One Design definition of spinnaker size accompanies the speed prediction shown in the table below.
3. Wind strength averaging ten knots is used to predict relative speed. Because most J/Boats have similar characteristics in different wind strengths, this is a valid way to predict speed differences versus one of the “control” boats over a wide wind range.
4. PHRF numbers are recommended for each boat relative to the “Control” boat listed, based on two separate types of courses.
5. Crew Weight: Our rating recommendations for PHRF numbers for J/Boats models designated as One Design DO NOT include crew weight limits. It is assumed that PHRF crew weight limits, if any, shall apply equally to all types of boats racing in a given PHRF area, and that One Design designation only applies to the boat, rig and sails. Therefore One Design Class Rules regarding crew weight should not apply when racing PHRF if these rating recommendations are used.
PHRF ratings of the “control” J/Boats may vary somewhat from one PHRF area to another. The PHRF numbers shown are what seem to be typical for these boats nationally. If the PHRF number shown here is different for the applicable “control” boat in your area, apply the difference to the relative rating of the J/Boat you are handicapping. For instance, if the J/35 rates 66 in your area rather than 72, as shown on the attached table, the number for the J/Boat you are rating would be six s/m less than what is shown.
If you have specific questions or would like to discuss these recommendations further please contact either Alan or Rod Johnstone by completing an inquiry form (in the top or bottom menu) or by calling the J/Boats office directly at 401-846-8410.
|Boat Model||Rig & Configuration||Control Boat||Special Notes||Triangular||WWD/LWD|
|J/145||Carbon mast||J44||8.5' sprit, rf, 256 sqm Asail||-18||-15|
|J/125||Carbon mast||J44||8.5' sprit, rf, 175 sqm Asail||-3||0|
|J/160||Deep Draft, carbon mast||J44||7.0' sprit, rf, 265 sqm Asail||-3||3|
|J/160||7' draft, carbon mast||J44||7.0' sprit, rf, 265 sqm Asail||3||12|
|J/133||Standard||J44||6.75' sprit, rf, 186 sqm Asail||18||24|
|J/121||no WBallast, carbon spar, PHRF max crew||J122||std sprit, rf, 155 sqm Asail||21||24|
|J/121||WBallast, carbon spar, PHRF max crew (less 4)||J122||std sprit, rf, 155 sqm Asail||21||24|
|J/130||Carbon mast||J44||7.0' sprit, rf, 200 sqm Asail||21||24|
|J/130||6'9" draft, carbon mast||J44||7.0' sprit, rf, 200 sqm Asail||27||33|
|J/44||One Design, aluminum mast||CONTROL||27||27|
|J/122, J/122E||One-Design, carbon mast||CONTROL||7.0' sprit, rf, 155 sqm Asail, 110% Jib||30||33|
|J/124||7' draft, carbon mast||J44||No sprit, rf, 120 sqm Asail||36||39|
|J/44||6.5' shoal draft||J44||UFO keel||36||42|
|J/46||7.6' draft||J44||No sprit, rf, 170 sqm Asail||33||39|
|J/46||6.0' shoal draft||J44||No sprit, rf, 170 sqm Asail||48||54|
|J/111||One Design, carbon mast||J44||8.0' sprit, 130 sqm Asail, 106% Jib||39||42|
|J/90||Carbon mast||J35||7.3' sprit, 112 sqm Asail||51||51|
|J/120||Carbon mast||J35||7.0' sprit, rf, 165 sqm Asail||51||54|
|J/120||5.75' shoal draft||J35||7.0' sprit, rf, 165 sqm Asail||57||63|
|J/112E||PHRF base 6.9' draft, aluminum mast||J35||6.7' sprit, rf||60||63|
|J/41 IOR||Aluminum mast||J35||various rig config, forward lead removed||66||66|
|J/37||Standard Draft, aluminum mast||J35||69||69|
|J/37||5.2' shoal draft||J35||UFO keel||84||90|
|J/109||PHRF base, aluminum mast||J35||5.5' sprit, rf, 155% genoa,121 sqm Asail||69||72|
|J/35||One Design, aluminum mast||CONTROL||72||72|
|J/109||One Design, aluminum mast||J35||5.5' sprit, rf, 108 sqm Asail||78||81|
|J/42||6.5' draft, carbon mast||J35||No sprit, rf, 140 sqm Asail off bow||81||87|
|J/42||5.4' draft||J35||No sprit, rf, 140 sqm Asail off bow||90||96|
|J/105||PHRF base, aluminum mast||J35||5.5' sprit, rf, 110 sqm Asail||81||84|
|J/105||One Design||J35||100% jib, 5.5' sprit, 89 sqm Asail||90||96|
|J/100||PHRF base, carbon mast||J35||No sprit, rf, 80 sqm Asail off bow||81||87|
|J/100||One Design, carbon mast||J35||100% jib, rf, 80 sqm Asail off bow||90||96|
|J/105||Shoal Draft||*******||Add 6 sec/mile to any of J105 standard versions||**|
|J/40||6.5' draft, aluminum mast||J35||84||90|
|J/40||5.4' draft||J35||UFO keel||93||99|
|J/88||One Design||J92||105% LP jib, 95 sqm Asail||84||87|
|J/110||6.0' draft carbon mast||J35||5.5' sprit, rf, 140 sqm Asail||93||99|
|J/35c||6.5' draft aluminum mast||J35||96||96|
|J/108||PHRF base, alu mast. 4.0' draft, keel/centerboard||J35||1.6' fixed sprit, 97 sqm Asail||96||102|
|J/92s||One Design, aluminum mast||J29MO||5.5' sprit, rf, 85 sqm Asail||99||102|
|J/97 & J/97E||PHRF Base, aluminum mast||J29MO||Standard sprit, 106%LP & 112 sq.m. A-sail||105||102|
|J/92||PHRF Base, aluminum mast||CONTROL||5.5' sprit, rf, 91 sqm Asail||105||108|
|J/95||PHRF Base, alu mast. 3.5' draft, keel/centerboard||J29MO||4.6' sprit, 83 sqm Asail||108||111|
|J/29 m/o||One Design||CONTROL||Masthead, outboard version||111||111|
|J29 f/o||One Design||J29MO||Fractional outb'd, 12.5' SPL, 163% genoa||114||114|
|J29 f/o||PHRF Base||J29MO||Fractional outb'd, 11.5' SPL,||120||120|
|J29||Inboard Versions||Add 6 s/m to equivalent outboard version|
|J34c||5.4' draft, aluminum mast||J29MO||UFO keel||114||120|
|J34 IOR||3/4 tonner, aluminum mast||J29MO||Inside IOR lead forward of bkhd removed||114||114|
|J/80||PHRF base, aluminum mast||J29MO||6.5' sprit, rf, 65 sqm Asail||114||117|
|J/70||One Design||J80||One Design rig and sails||117||120|
|J/80||One Design, aluminum mast||CONTROL||6.5' sprit, rf, 65 sqm Asail||120||123|
|J/27||One Design, aluminum mast||J29MO||120||120|
|J/32||6.0' draft, aluminum mast||J30OD||No Sprit, rf, 70 sqm Asail||126||132|
|J/32||4.75' draft||J30OD||No Sprit, rf, 70 sqm Asail||132||138|
|J/30||One Design||CONTROL||163% genoa, 12.5' Pole, 22.5' SMW||138||138|
|J/30||PHRF Base||J30OD||11.5' pole||144||144|
|J/28||5.0' draft, aluminum mast||J24OD||171||177|
|J/22||PHRF Base||J24OD||9.0' SPL||177||177|
|J/22||One Design||J24OD||9.0' SPL, class jib||183||183|
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|Welcome to the Spritboat Revolution|
J/Boats with retractable carbon bow sprits and large, asymmetrical spinnakers now dominate the world of sailing.
Another reason sprit boats work better is the crew doesn’t have to fight the boat and sails downwind in strong breezes. The center of effort of the spinnaker is further forward and lower with more slope to the sail’s leading edge and with a leech that’s more open because the trailing edge never has to function as the leading edge of a symmetrical sail. All this means that: When gusts of wind hit the sail, the boat tends to become better balanced with a neutral helm; the back edge of the spinnaker opens up rather than cupping; and, the bow has a tendency to lift rather than bury. So the energy of the wind is transmitted into acceleration forward rather than a frightening round-up and knockdown. These boats make, what used to be terrifying conditions, just another great day to zip across the bay.
What a Difference a J/Makes!
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Your Next Boat
Current J/Boat Models
J/70 is all about FUN! It’s J Boats’ first ramp-launchable sportboat. With a lifting keel, this speedy one-design sails 6+ kts upwind and planes over 15+ kts downwind. Over 1,300 boats are sailing in 20+ countries within the first five years after launch. Simple to own and easy-to-handle, J/70 can be sailed by all generations.
J/80 is the gold standard for international sportboat competition and training, thanks to its unique combination of stability, speed, durability, low maintenance and age-friendly deck layout. It even has a full-length V-berth and 12-foot-long cockpit. Discover why J/80 has become the “family one-design.”
The J/88 hits the sweet-spot in the performance sprit range. This mid-size 29 foot family speedster is fast, fun and stable with the security and comfort of a sit-in cockpit, inboard diesel, weekending interior and onboard head. She’s small enough to be single-point lifted without having to rely on the boat yard.
The J/95 is a break-through, performance daysailor/weekender that sails in less than 4’ of water. The modern hull design is combined with a low VCG lead keel, retractable bronze centerboard, twin rudders, and wheel steering. The result is a fast and stable boat that’s a dream to steer and easy to single-hand.
J/99 combines headroom and comfortable interior accommodation with the tiller-driven responsiveness of a sport boat. The sail and deck plan are optimized for easy handling with fewer crew, and incorporate the latest developments from the award-winning J/121 and the new Offshore Sailing World champion J/112E.
This sleek, speedy, one-design 36 footer has brought the fun back into sailing. The large cockpit, easy-to-tune carbon rig and 60” wheel permit the crew to sail fast and in control, going to windward at 7+ knots and hitting double-digit speeds downwind. The J/111’s spacious interior is comfortable for family weekending.
A new 40' to sail with half the crew! The best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. Here’s a boat that redefines sailboat racing as a recreation and shared adventure with friends, reducing the focus on athletic short-course W/L racing.
The J/97E is the first ‘J’ in 25 years (under 32’) to combine standing headroom for family cruising in a high-performance design. Its modern innovations make sailing easier: an asymmetric spinnaker, retractable bowsprit and a furling, non-overlapping jib. J/97E accommodates more crew than it takes to sail her.
The J/112E is the newest addition to J Boats’ “E” series of high performance cruising yachts. The “E” is for elegance and evolution in performance cruising design. Why settle for anything less than sailing with comfort, style and speed. This 36 footer is designed for today’s active sailing family.
The J/122E is the world’s most versatile 40-foot performance sprit cruising yacht - with comfortable live-aboard accommodations and an unmatched racing record on three continents. Whether sailing offshore or near home, J/122E’s stability and ease-of-handling make it a true joy to daysail, cruise or race.
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."
J/121 Offshore Speedster for 5 or fewer Crew
The 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- 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/99 - Offshore Shorthanded Speedster
J/99 is the newest offshore speedster. It combines headroom and comfortable interior accommodation with the tiller-driven response of a sport boat. The sail and deck plan are optimized for easy handling with fewer crew, and incorporate the latest developments from the award-winning J/121 and the new Offshore Sailing World champion J/112E. Learn more about J/99 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 1,400+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear. Learn more about J/70 here.
J/Sailing Calendar 2020
The Perfect Gift For People Who Love Sailing!
For 2020 we've created another beautiful calendar for J sailors who love the joys of sailing a J in some of the most spectacular harbors and waters of the world. Whether you are a cruising, racing or armchair sailor, these stunning sailboat photographs will transport you to wonderful sailing experiences in far away places.
The 2020 sailing calendar features photos of J/24s, J/70s, J/80s, J/99, J/111s, J/121, and J/122 sailing in some of the worlds most popular waters; such as Newport, Palma Mallorca, St Barths, Chicago, Chile, Switzerland, Torquay, Valle de Bravo, and Lago di Garda. A great gift for loved ones, family, friends and crew (see gallery here). Order your 2020 J/Calendar today!
Upcoming Sailing Events
Oct 11-12- J/80 Copa de Espana- Coruna, Spain
Oct 17-20- J/88 North American Championship- Rye, New York
Oct 18-20- J/105 Masters Regatta- San Diego, CA
Oct 19-26- J/24 World Championship- Coconut Grove, FL
Oct 19- Rolex Middle Sea Race- Gzira, Malta
Oct 25-27- J/24 East Coast Championship- Annapolis, MD
Oct 25-27- J/Fest Southwest- Lakewood, TX
Oct 25-27- J/105 Lipton Cup Regatta- San Diego, CA
Nov 1-4- French J/80 Championship- La Rochelle, France