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J/125 Sailing Reviews & Articles

Winning The Chicago-Mac 1999
By Jay Lutz

Back in May (’99) my friend and customer Mike Rose of Houston called to say that he didn’t have the time to do Block Island Race Week. We had been preparing for the regatta since Key West R.W. and his new J/125 Raincloud was a blast to sail. “What regatta can we do later in the summer?” Mike asked. “What about the Chicago – Mac Race? I heard it’s a lot of fun” So off we went, six Texans and a couple of Yankee’s. Read more here.....

Flying South for the Winter on a J/125
By Jeff Johnstone

Jeff Johnstone caught up with Dan Mullervy of Annapolis and heard about his recent experience crewing aboard the J/125 STRABO. The story begins with the delivery down the coast and winds up with STRABO winning Class A in the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race. Read more here....

J/125 PHRF/Sportboat of the Year

Over the last five years, sportboats have evolved into highly refined sailing machines that offer incredible performance with a touch of offshore capability. This year, the competition in our PHRF/Sportboat category included the J/125 the One-Design 35, the Van Gorkam Mount Gay 30, and the Quest 33. All are remarkable boats rampant with innovation, but the long, lean, and mean J/125 simply blew away its competition. Read more here....

TEST-DRIVING THE J/125
By Tom Leweck- Scuttlebutt Sailing Newsletter

Sure—I’ve heard all those stories about people who are too dumb to come in out of the rain. Yet on Tuesday afternoon there were seven of us sailing in the rain on San Francisco Bay. And while I can’t speak for the others, I was having a blast. How’s come? It was because I was taking my first test-drive in the new J/125. Read more here....

J/125: Innovative speedster
By John Kretschmer

The J/125 makes you feel young all over again. Remember sailing a J/24 for the first time? The boat seemed to defy gravity, or at least friction, as it surfed down waves in perfect control, blowing by 35-footers in the process.

This new 41-foot flyer, designed by Rod Johnstone, delivers a similar thrill in a larger, brilliantly conceived package. Innovative designs and engineering excellence are certainly the key factors in J-Boats'ongoing success.

Another reason the company often seems one step ahead of the competition is that it takes consumer research very seriously. Read more here...