J105

Sailing World's Largest 35' One-Design Class

Over 650 J/105s are sailing worldwide.  This remarkable boat has sailed across the Pacific, the English Channel and raced single-handed across the Alantic.  Sailors enjoy her in the Caribbean as well as the Mediterranean.  Plus, there is great one-design class racing in the USA, South America and England.  Here's a selection of sailing videos that feature J/105s sailing in venues around the world as well as educational J/105 instructional/ educational videos.

J/105 Regatta Videos*  * Please Click Links for Videos
J/105 North Americans 2012- San Diego- LynLee Slater
   Race-1-Start   Race-1-Roundings   Race-4-Roundings
   Race-6-Recall  Race-6-Start  Race-7-Start  Race-9-Start
J/105 Key West 2010- Doug Moy video
   Race-2   Race-7 & 8   Race-9 & 10   Race-10 Start
J/105 Masters 2012- San Diego, CA
   Part I     Part II
J/105 Key West 2010- Sailing Anarchy video
   Race-2-Start     Race-2-Finish
J/105 American YC Spring Series- New York
   Part I     Part II
J/105 Chesapeake Wednesday Beer Can- Annapolis, MD
    Part I     Part II     Part III
J/105 SANITY- Yachting Cup 2012- San Diego, CA J/105 Marblehead NOOD 2011
J/105 North Americans 2011- Marblehead Race #9 J/105 Midwinters 2012- Houston, TX
J/105 Long Beach Race Week 2012- Starting J/105 Stone Cup 2012- San Francisco Bay
J/105 Invitational Cup 2009- San Francisco Bay J/105 San Diego Championships 2012- Race #6
J/105 Bermuda Race Week 2009 Highlights J/105 Spring Series 2012- San Francisco Bay
J/105 Rolex Big Boat Series 2011- Day 1 J/105 Rolex Big Boat Series 2010- Day 3
J/105 Rolex Big Boat Series 2009- Yachtshots.com J/105 North Americans 2009- Starting Line
J/105 Sailing Videos*
J/105 USUAL SUSPECTS- EYC Regatta 2011- Annapolis J/105 SNAKE OIL Sailing Lake St Claire 2009
J/105 SOLARIS- Sailing JFest 2011- Houston, TX J/105 PLANET B- Founders Regatta- Toronto, Canada
J/105 PLANET B- Beer Can 2011- Toronto, Canada J/105 Sailing Cross-Channel to La Trinite, France
J/105 LUCKY DOG- Sailing Key West 2011 J/105 KESTREL- Sailing Sunday Series
J/105 Stone Cup 2010- Spinnaker Sets J/105 Sailing with a Salty Dog! Off Portland, Maine
J/105 Sailing from Long Beach to Oceanside- California J/105 NA's 2011- Marblehead- Bow Girl's View
J/105 Key West 2005- High-speed Downwind to Start J/105 JEOPARDY- Round Island 2008- England
J/105 Sailing Fast Across English Channel- Europe J/105 CRASH- Sailing Annapolis Beer Can Series
J/105 Sailing Bay of Biscay- France J/105 NO COMPROMISE Sailing Santa Barbara Channel
J/105 JAM SESSION- Sailing Netherlands Offshore!
   Part I     Part II
J/105 TAIKA- Sailing Offshore Irish Sea/ Fastnet Rock
   Part I     Part II     Part III
J/105 Instructional Videos*  * Click Links for Videos
J/105 Introduction J/105 Heavy Air Practice
J/105 Heavy Air Spinnaker Sets J/105 Spinnaker Trim & Gybing
J/105 North Sails/ Harken Boat-Handling
   Intro   Tacking   Gybes   Douses   Sets   Wing&Wing
J/105 Heavy Air Sailing
   Part I     Part II     Part III

Subcategories

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

J/121 offshore speedster sailing off Newport 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

J112E 01 19986J/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

J88 SolarSailer cockpit 001 18209The 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

J70upwind 1117 665 400 80J/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

J70upwind 1117 665 400 80The 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

JGear marquee 2018The 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

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