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J/99 launching

January 7th, 2019 news

Within four days of its world debut at the Paris Boatshow, J/99 hull #1 was trucked, keeled, commissioned and launched at Hamble Point Marina in the UK. It was quite a feat by the J/Composites and J/UK teams and just in time to catch some late season sailing before the New Year. Conditions on the Solent were sunny, cold and breezy (16-20 kts with higher gusts). . . perfect for putting the J/99 right to the test.
“The first numbers on the electronics were quite impressive and exceeded our expectations,” said Fred Bouvier of J/Composites. “We settled in upwind with main and big jib and the boat was smooth and stable going through the chop with a nice touch on the helm. The first impression of the rig was also excellent. The development done with spar builder AG+ paid off as we could easily adjust mainsail shape combined with a stiff rig to hold proper forestay tension.”
“The best impression came from the speed while reaching and sailing downwind. The boat has a serious ability to accelerate and we could feel the input of this latest hull shape design. It was easy to transfer load on the boat into speed by just small adjustments on the tiller. It was smiles all around for the team.”
Sea trials will continue in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, hull #2 is on its way to the Brittany Coast in France to prepare for launching in late January. Hull #3 is being readied for the Dusseldorf Show, and hull #4 will be on the way to the States later in January.

Other News

What does performance bring to cruising ?

May 15th, 2019 news

Contrary to popular belief, a fast yacht has a lot of advantages when you’re heading off on holiday as a couple or with family. Safety, effortless manoeuvrability and fun sailing even in light airs are all substantial, if not essential assets, when you want holidays on the water to play out without a hitch. Indeed, […]

Is a cruiser-racer monohull as competitive with an aluminum mast rather than a carbon mast?

March 11th, 2019 news

Jean-François Nevo, director of AG + Spars company, develops the subject with a specific example of a profile made for J/99, in collaboration with the shipyard: “In order to make an aluminum mast competitive comparing to a carbon mast, we need to have an optimization approach on several directions: profile design, rigging geometries changes, parts […]

J/Boats tests days : 3rd, 4th and 5th of July 2019

January 28th, 2019 news

Interested in a J/Boats model but still not sure on which one you would like to choose ? Or simply willing to fill what makes a J Boats special at the helm ? J Composites shipyard gives you opportunity to test their models in real conditions in July this year ! 3 models will be available to […]

Winter season Boat Shows

October 31st, 2018 news

Season promises to be busy for J Composites with the presentation of its new model, J/99, at the end of the year! Winter Boat Shows will be the occasion to exhibit this new racer, designed for shorthanded sailing, inshore or offshore. Looking forward to discover the new one of the Sport range? 2 opportunities are […]

2018 J/70 World Championship in Marblehead : victory of US team Africa !

October 30th, 2018 news

Congratulations to Jud Smith (USA) and his team racing J/70 Africa for winning the 2018 J/70 World Championship, hosted by the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead! 91 teams from 18 different countries battled out 11 highly competitive races. General level of the fleet was impressive, gathering Olympic Gold Medallists, America’s Cup winners and World Champions! […]

Greece holidays on board J/11S!

September 1st, 2018 news

Happy J/11S owner relates us his holidays in Greece: “We left Faliro marina, south of Athens, for a 500 miles journey around Greek islands. It was a real happiness, J/11S being a light and easy to maneuver boat. She moves very fast in small breeze and we feel completely safe in strong wind. We have […]

J/122E cruising in Morocco !

January 6th, 2018 news

J/122E from a Norwegian owner went on a cruise in the Mediterranean, after the delivery of his boat to Les Sables d’Olonne. He shares with us his enthusiasm and the pleasure provided by his new boat! The comfort of the boat is ideally suited to this type of offshore cruise. Currently on a stopover in […]

Great performance for J/11S Jataka on Transquadra race!

January 5th, 2018 news

Left last 10th of February from Madeira, J/11S Jataka led by Philippe Girardin and Gwenaël Thomas gave us a nice demonstration of performance! Reaching average speeds of more than 10 kts, the crew reports having surfed at 20 kts under spinnaker! Transquadra is a French regatta for sailors over 40 years, which consists of two […]

J/80 World Championship : the unmissable event!

January 4th, 2018 news

75 boats from 9 different nationalities are expected at Les Sables d’Olonne from the 7th to the 14th of July for the J/80 World Championship 2018, an unmissable event in J Composites shipyard city! With more than 20 years of experience, J Composites is very proud to welcome J/80 in front of its doors for […]

J/121 elected Best Performance Boat 2018 by American press !

January 4th, 2018 news

New 40ft J/121, specifically tailored for shorthanded offshore racing has just been elected “Best Performance Boat 2018” by American magazine “Sail”. Easy-to-use water ballast system, providing the equivalent of four bodies hiking, is an appealing concept for skippers who are tired of having to gather 8 to 10 people to go racing. Equipped as an […]