Sport Cruising and Family Sailing in a 36' Yacht
The J/112E is the newest addition to J/Boats’ “E” Series of versatile sport cruising yachts. The “E” is for elegance and evolution in performance cruising design. Why settle for anything less than sailing where and when you want to in comfort, style and speed?
Upwind is a Breeze – Downwind is a Blast
J/112E is a moderate displacement design with a high aspect, non-overlapping sailplan. This efficient set-up provides ample sail power in light winds (while most others are motoring), and easy to down-shift options when the wind builds. J’s are known for being able to sail well under mainsail alone, jib alone, and nearly any combination of mainsail and small jib.
The J/112E is no exception. All one needs is a mainsail and 105% jib to enjoy easy, high performance sailing in winds from 5 to 25 knots. For downwind fun with minimal effort and crew, one can deploy the asymmetric spinnaker from the retractable carbon sprit.
Designed to Sail
Watch these sailing videos of the J/112E sport cruiser here:
J/112E Sports Cruiser sailing off Newport
A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?
In the 2016 Chicago to Mackinac Race, the J/112E finished 2nd in her 40-boat section, and was reported to have hit sustained speeds of 17.6 knots under spinnaker in just 25 kts of breeze.
In 2017, the J/112E sailed the Grand Prix du Crouesty in Crouesty, France, winning her IRC Class quite handily. Then, she placed 3rd in IRC class at SPI Ouest France.
For 2018, it has been a banner year for the J/112E. The season started out with a 1st in SPI Ouest France Regatta in IRC 2 Class in Les Sables d'Olonne, France; then winning IRC B Class in the Warsash Spring Series in England; followed by a 1st in IRC 3 Class and Overall in the IRC European Championship in Cowes, England; then being crowned both IRC C Class and Overall Champion of the Offshore Sailing World Championship in The Hague, Netherlands racing under combined scores of IRC and ORC!If that were not enough, in recent United Kingdom events, two J/112E's took 1st and 2nd place IRC 4 Class at LENDY Cowes Week Regatta sailed on the Solent off Cowes; a J/112E won the J/CUP IRC Overall; and a J/112E won IRC 1 Class in the Around the Island race (65.0nm around the Isle of Wight).
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Quality Construction, Materials & Environment
The J/112E hull, deck, main bulkhead and structural grid are built with resin infusion construction. Infusion is a method of introducing catalyzed resin into a pre-layout of dry material under vacuum. Dry fibers are placed in mold, with the core material and this is then covered by a special flow cloth and a flexible vacuum bag, a high pressure vacuum is then applied and a series of resin tubes draw catalyzed resin into the part. The result is a high quality method of production which produces results repeatedly and consistently. This allows dimensional control and regularity of weight and unlike a pre-impregnation process, does not require special materials storage conditions or an oven. An economic and reproducible process, direct positioning of dry fibers is easier and more precise than in traditional hand lay-up processes. It also allows controlled placement of fiber direction, as it is not impeded by gel times. The perfect control of the quantity of resin infused and the dry placement cloth make it possible to obtain extremely homogeneous finished parts. The weight variation of the piece is very small (1 to 2%), a performance which is impossible to achieve with hand lamination.
The J/112E is molded with a vinylester barrier coat applied behind the durable gelcoat finishes. This combination in the outer hull layer allows for the best hull blister protection available. The aircraft grade end-grained balsa core and foam core in the deck are sandwiched between carefully selected and placed inner and outer skins of bi-axial and triaxial e-glass fabrics. This sandwich is infused under vacuum for resulting composite parts that are stiffer and lighter than hand-layup. This construction system improves sailing performance due to better strength to weight ratios in the part and improves sailing comfort by reducing weight and lowering the vertical center of gravity (VCG) of the boat.
Working with dry materials does away with most exposure to resin & styrene, and does not require special protection, masks, gloves, oxygen tanks, etc.. During infusion and curing the styrene remains contained in the bag, thus reducing the emission of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) to less than 10 ppm and providing a much "greener" and healthier work environment. In short, the J/112E is one of the "greenest", most environmentally-friendly and socially responsible sailboats you can buy today!