Sailing is Cool!
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 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 family generations? It's been said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart. How great is that?
What a Difference a J Makes
Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding a boat 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. There aren't many wooden or metal tennis rackets, skis or golf clubs in use anymore. That's because newer designs that perform better and are easier to use are MORE FUN! 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 learned and designed into every "J." We invite you to explore our site to learn more.
J/Sailing Gear For 2016
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-models 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.
May 5-7- GPEN France- Brest, France
May 6- RORC North Sea Race- Cowes, England
May 7-8- J/70 ALCATEL Cup- San Remo, Italy
May 14- RORC De Guingand Bowl Race- Cowes, England
May 14- Vashon Island Race- Seattle, WA
May 18-22- J/70 North Americans- Seabrook, TX
May 20-22- RORC Vice Admirals Cup- Cowes, England
May 27- Spinnaker Cup Race- Tiburon, CA
May 28- RORC Myth of Malham Race- Cowes, England
May 28-30- The Swiftsure Race- Victoria, BC, Canada
J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing
The J/70 speedster is the next-generation ramp-launchable keelboat. It introduces a new dimension of fun, fast sailing in a stable, easy to own boat. The high aspect, carbon rig provides superior performance and stability. Off-the-wind, J/70 simply flies- the masthead spinnaker and plane away in moderate breezes. With 900+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear. Learn more about J/70 here.
A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer- J/88
Big boat feel with sportsboat-like acceleration. Plus, a weekendng interior and huge cockpit make for the most versatile 28 footer anywhere. Blistering upwind speed of 6.5 kts and trailblazing speed offshore (she planes in 13 kts of wind), means you will collect silverware! Plus, join exciting one-design events today- 2016 J/88 North Americans in Long Island Sound. Learn more about J/88 here.
Offshore speed. One-Design Fun. Unbeatable J/111
J/111's continue to win major events offshore. Plus, with 110 boats delivered worldwide, you can enjoy one-design racing! World Championships have taken place in Cowes, England and Newport, RI. In addition, one-design fleets in the Solent, The Hague, La Rochelle, New England, Chesapeake Bay, Lake Michigan and San Francisco provide spirited competition. Learn more about the versatile J/111 here.
Elegance, Comfort & Style - NEW J/112E
J/112E is the newest addition to J/Boats’ “E” Series of sport cruising yachts. The “E” is for elegance and evolution in performance cruising design. This dual-purpose 36 footer has a spacious two-cabin and enormous, comfortable, cockpit. She is perfect for the annual yacht club cruise, sprinting to Mackinac Island or short-handed blue-water sailing offshore. Learn about J/112E here.