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Weaving in and out of the Channel Islands, aboard J for Two – EN & FR

July 27th, 2020 news

Weaving in and out of the Channel Islands, aboard J for Two – discover the story of Pierre & Louise, a young couple, aboard their J/105!

“As you know, it is not always necessary to go far to have a great holiday: you just need good weather, an interesting boat and a sailing area with lots of variety!

The program? A departure from Saint Vaast La Hougue (in the Cotentin), to the Channel Islands and the English pubs for a week!

August 2019

We are ready to set sail aboard J For Two. Provisions complete, the sails and engine have been checked, and bags stowed for when the boat heels. On the day we are leaving the weather is beautiful. There are 2 tide-races to go through: the Barfleur race and the Alderney race. J for Two sails easily downwind and we take full advantage of how comfortable the boat is. Designed for shorthanded use,  J For Two is very easy to handle under sail! After a day at sea, we arrive in Alderney where we anchor. We start the evening with an aperitif, and with a surprise guest!

Ideal weather for a holiday in the Channel Islands! A calm night, waking under a blue sky; we are heading for Guernsey. Used to weaving among the rocks, we are sailing down the Swinge channel where we decide to take time out to fish for mackerel. After a beautiful day fishing – and getting a suntan – we arrived at the end of the day in Guernsey. It is always a pleasure to moor in St Peter Port; this tiny harbor in the heart of the city is typically English and we feel truly abroad even after such a short trip. From the moment we arrive, we adapt ourselves to the “English Style”: English breakfast and fish and chips at sunset!

After two nights in Guernsey, we have to head homewards. Still very lucky with the weather, we sail back at full speed to Saint Vaast, downwind, in 25° C with a clear blue sky! The boat is sailing so fast that we regret not having more miles to sail. But – the holiday is over.

We are very lucky to have the chance to sail aboard the J/105. It is a simple but exceptional boat, whether doublehanded or fully crewed. J for Two behaves really well in a rough sea and it never bears away into a gybe even in 30 knots of wind. In our experience it’s a boat that inspires confidence and a feeling of security – one day, we got up to 22 knots!

It was my father who one day fell in love with this boat. He passed this passion on to me, which I share with my partner and which I would like to pass on to our future children!

J for Two is definitely not stopping any time soon!”

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Slalomez entre les îles anglo-normandes, à bord de J For Two !

Découvrez le récit de Pierre & Louise à bord de leur J/105 !

“Vous savez, il n’est pas toujours nécessaire de partir loin pour passer d’excellentes vacances en mer : une belle météo, un chouette bateau et un plan d’eau varié !

Au programme ? Départ de Saint Vaast La Hougue (dans le Cotentin), direction les îles anglo-normandes et les pubs anglais pour une semaine !

Août 2019

Nous sommes fin prêts pour partir naviguer à bord J For Two. Le ravitaillement fait, les voiles et moteurs révisés et les sacs sont rangés pour la gite. Nous prenons la mer lors d’une belle journée. 2 raz à passer : le raz de Barfleur et le raz Blanchard. Le J file sous le vent et nous profitons pleinement du confort en mer. Étudié pour naviguer en équipage réduit, naviguer à bord J For Two est un vrai régal. Après une journée passé en mer, nous sommes arrivés à Aurigny sur notre mouillage. Place désormais à l’apéro, avec une invitée surprise 😉

Temps idéal pour des vacances en Normandie. Nuit calme, réveil sous un ciel bleu ; nous prenons la direction de Guernesey. Habitué à slalomer entre les roches et cailloux, nous prenons le passage du singe où nous décidons de prendre le temps de pêcher des maquereaux. Après cette belle pêche et de beaux coups de soleil, nous arrivons en fin de journée à Guernesey. C’est toujours un réel plaisir de s’amarrer à Guernesey, ce tout petit port au cœur de la ville est typiquement anglais et nous fait voyager. Dès notre arrivée, nous nous accommodons à « l’English Style » : english breakfast et fish and chips!

Après deux nuits passées à Guernesey, nous devons prendre la route du retour. Très chanceux avec la météo, nous rentrons à pleine vitesse à Saint Vaast, sous un vent portant, 25°C, ciel bleu… Le bateau file tellement que nous regrettons de ne pas avoir plus de milles à faire. Fin des vacances.

On a beaucoup de chance de naviguer à bord du J/105. C’est un bateau simple et exceptionnel, que ce soit en double ou en équipage. Le bateau se comporte vraiment bien dans la mer formée et il ne part jamais à l’abattée par plus de 30 nœuds de vent. C’est pour nous un bateau de confiance et sécuritaire. On a même réussi un jour à aller jusqu’à 22 knts en pointe !

Ce bateau, c’est mon père qui en est tombé amoureux un jour.  Il m’a transmis cette passion, que je perdure avec ma compagne et que je souhaiterais transmettre à nos futurs enfants.”

J For Two n’est désormais pas prêt de s’arrêter !

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