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SAIL Magazine Review

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Edited by Charles Mason

Delivering a new level of performance is a tall order, especially for a first design.

But, Al Johnstone learned the trade well from his father, Rod, and the J/32, the first J Boat with Al's name on it, promises to be a valued addition to the J Boats family.

The boat is fast and easy for two people to sail.

Construction of both hull and deck utilizes the SCRIMP® resin infusion system; the laminate schedules include unidirectional, biaxial, and triaxial fibers. Baltek balsa core is used in both the hull and deck; a floor grid is fused directly to the hull to create additional strength.

Johnstone has resisted the urge to jam a lot of bunks belowdeck. The single stateroom/single head aft combination, with two settees in the main cabin for kids or visiting firemen, is a nice blend.

I had the opportunity to spend four days sailing the boat, and what fun days they were. Although the J/32 might be considered stiff by some, I liked this characteristic, because it allows the boat to accelerate out of a tack efficiently.

Part of the secret- the cockpit is efficient, and visibility from the helm is good even with the dodger up. The mainsheet tackle system is double-ended and easy to handle.

No 32 footer without davits can solve the dinghy-stowage problem perfectly, but there is more than enough locker space in the cockpit for an inflatable, scuba tanks, or other gear.

The J/32 will fit your needs for weekend-plus cruising.

-Robby Robinson

Sailing for Life.

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 or more 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

JGear 250pxLook 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.

Upcoming Events

Sep 15-18- Rolex Big Boat Series- San Francisco, CA
Sep 16-18- Netherlands J/22 Nationals- Hoorn, The Netherlands
Sep 17-19- J/105 Canadian Championship- Toronto, ONT
Sep 19-23- J/24 World Championship- Wakayama, Japan
Sep 22-25- SAILING Champions League- Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
Sep 23-25- J/30 North Americans- Eastport, MD
Sep 24- Oct 1- J/70 World Championship- San Francisco, CA
Sep 24-25- American YC Fall Series- Rye, NY
Oct 1-2- J/88 North Americans- Rye, NY
Oct 1-2- J/22 East Coast Championship- Eastport, MD
Oct 7-8- San Diego to Ensenada Race- San Diego, CA
Oct 7-9- US Match Racing Championship (J22)- San Diego, CA
Oct 12-15- US Adult Sailing Championship (J22)- San Diego, CA
Oct 15-16- Cleveland (216) Regatta- Cleveland, OH
Oct 20-23- J/105 North American Championship- Larchmont, NY
Oct 21-23- J/105 Masters Regatta- San Diego, CA
Oct 28-30- J/105 Lipton Cup- San Diego, CA
Oct 28-30- J/Fest Southwest Regatta- Seabrook, TX
Oct 29-Nov 1- French J/80 Nationals- Pornichet, France

J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing

J70 spin08 redThe 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 asym-spinnaker enables fast planing in moderate breezes.  With 1,000+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear. Learn more about J/70 here.

A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer- J/88

J88 SolarSailer sailing 003 18212Big boat feel with sportsboat-like acceleration.  Plus, a weekend 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

082010BTSN 7014v2J/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

J112E upwind 05 18257 800 600 100J/112E is the newest addition to our “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.

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