Om man inte skulle segla runt på havet, utan bara ville ha en dagsseglare så ligger väl en J/100 högt på listan. Den här typen av båtar är poppis på andra ställen på jordklotet, men här hemma är det kanske Folkbåt, IF och Expresser som fyller det behovet?
Det finns i dagsläget en i Fiskebäckskil och ett par i Stockkholm.
Mått: 10.00 x 2.82 x 1.75 m x 2,950 kg
100% SA = 44.40 m²
Här finns några bra tester och artiklar om J/100:
- 48 North – For a Day’s Sail
- Sailing Anarchy – Sailing The J/100
- Sailing Magazine – J/100
- Sailing World – The Perfect Day Racer/Weekender
J/100 Wins Overall Sailing World Award…
Nov. 16, 2004 Sailing World Magazine today named the J/100 as its Overall Boat of the Year for 2005. The J/100 topped a field of 16 nominated entries in Sailing World’s annual salute to boat design innovation (Dec/Jan issue). “It came down to how the boat sailed and how it was put together,” said Boat of the Year Director, Tony Bessinger. “It accelerated well and got in and stayed in a groove,” added Chuck Allen, one of the four independent judges.
There’s nothing quite like steering a sleek, fast boat with a light touch on the tiller, the stability of a keel below, being close to the water and sliding through waves with barely a wake or whisper.
One’s standard of acceleration and that feeling of being one with wind, wave and boat probably started on a small dinghy…a Hobie Cat, Sunfish or inland scow. Then as one’s boats got larger, some of the magic faded. Sure, cruising was an adventure and the camaraderie of a winning race crew unforgettable. But, now it seems there’s less time for such pursuits. Priorities change. Every moment counts. Time’s too precious and the alternatives too numerous to put up with any boat less than what will recapture those simple joys of sailing. J/100 is designed to do just that.
The comforts that experienced sailors appreciate are part of the package. A two cylinder inboard saildrive hums along at 6.5 knots like a sewing machine, when you can hear it. Why limit your horizons because the wind might die? There’s a bona fide marine head and even a couple of bunks with an option for a V-berth forward for the occasional overnight. A dodger works to extend the sailing season.
If you plan to single-hand the boat or do some relaxed non-spinnaker racing, the Hoyt jib boom shown above works great! Using this system, TERN won what one captain called, “the race from hell”…the 2004 Maine Retired (Age 65+) Skipper’s Race. In dense fog, torrential rain, lightning, and 40 degree windshifts, the J/100 excelled. No need to overwork the crew or have anyone on the foredeck when there’s a self-tacking jib and automatic whisker pole. TERN tacked effortlessly on 10 degree shifts, winning the trophy for the fastest of 38 starters. Five minutes back were larger boats with more crew, big winches and huge genoas.
If the joy of sailing is a priority… the feel of acceleration and response of a good boat… we believe you’ll find this ‘J” to be 100% perfect for your day’s sail!
Här har vi några bilder från J/Europe i Olonne sur Mer. De två båtarna i förgrunden har precis kommit från skrovtillverkningen, och den blåa i bakgrunden är precis klar för leverans.