Since the delivery of our J/109 three years ago, in july 2007, we’ve been extremely happy with it!
It’s been the perfect combination of racer, both shorthanded and fully crewed, and cruiser for the whole family. But as we’ll focus even more on racing, especially shorthanded, the plan is to get sportier boat – the all new J/111.
Here’s an opportunity for those who want a boat that can win the club championship or be part of a Commodores’ Cup team. But also be able to sail solo over the weekend or take the family cruising. The J/109 is stable, easy to sail, and a proven performance boat both on the water (our record is +20 knots) and under handicap (SRS=1.30, IRC=1.041). There is interior volume and amenities necessary for comfortable cruising and a great dual purpose deck layout. With the carbon retractable bowsprit and asymmetric spinnaker you’ll take every opportunity to fly the kite, even alone.
Blur have been upgraded and maintained to the highest standards, and might very well be better than new in many aspects.
Naturally it comes with complete documentation, trim guide and all performance data.
Read more about the J/109
- J/boats – J/109 web
- J/109 Brochure
- 48° North – The J/109 raises the bar in the quest for the perfect racer/cruiser
- Destination OneDesign – This J/109 is a Sweet Chariot
- SAIL – Top 10 2003
- Sailing Anarchy – The J/109: All That
- Sailing Anarchy – Out Of The Box
- Sailing World – J/109, Sleeper from Across the Pond
Full speed ahead through the archipelago to win our class at Tjörn Runt 2009. Photo: Bo Bergqvist.
2010 Göteborg Offshore Race (IRC+SRS) – 1st in both classes
2010 Bohusracet (SRS) – 1st in class
2010 Faerder Race (NorLYS ) – 5th in class
2010 Big Boat Challenge, Kerteminde (IRC) – 1st in class
2010 Stora Oset Race (SRS) – 1st in class
2010 Helly Hansen Skagen Race (NorLYS) – 1st in class
2009 Poly Skagen Race (SRS) – 1st in class
2009 Tjörn Runt (SRS) – 1st in class
2009 Hermanö Runt (SRS) – 1st in class
2008 Hermanö Runt (LYS) – 2nd in class
2008 Faerder Race (NorLYS) – 3nd in class R36
- See here for J/109 standard specification
- Volvo Penta D1-30 Saildrive with Gori 16.5X13X2 LHS
Racing Package (by J/boats)
- Lewmar racing wheel, black 1,45 m diameter
- Harken adjustable genoa leads
- High-tech running rigging with 2 jib & 2 spin halyards. Snap shackles from Tylaska & Wichard. Most of the running rigging upgraded in 2010. Halyards to Liros Racer Pro. Even reefing lines are Vectran!
- Flushed through-hulls
- Turning blocks – Spinlock 2 x 5 instead of standard 2 x 4
- Clutches – Spinlock XTS double x 4 with upgraded cams for jibs/main
Comfort Package (by J/boats)
- Hot water tank and plumbing, cockpit shower
- Shore power and All-in-One battery charger
Additional equipment (added by J/Boats)
- Two-tone deck in grey/white
- Detachable bow roller
- 2 additional opening ports aft end of cabin
- Removable transom locker/dock box
- Removable cockpit table
- Extra battery bank (total 160 AH)
- Upper cupboards in main cabin (4 cupboards and bookshelfes)
- White trim in forward cabin
- Septic Tank
- Additional manual bilge pump (for Cat 2)
- Mainsail cover (dark blue)
- Jib cover (dark blue)
- Cover for main saloon table (dark blue)
- 4 x fenders
- Security gear: Hammar LifeSaver, Baltic recovery sling, Hansa-line, life buoy, Dan-buoy, emergency tiller, wooden plugs, radar reflector & flares.
The J/109 can be raced with 150% genoa or 105% jib. To optimize for Scandinavian summer conditions, we’ve decided to go with a big genoa for light air performance and more power during distance races. Typically the cross over to jib is at 12-14 knots TWS. When cruising or racing doublehanded, we only use the jib, which is enough for the easily driven hull. Downwind we use a full size runner (Quantum R3 or North Sails A2) in TWA 130-170 and a smaller reacher (Quantum R5) in TWA 100-140) or when wind is above 25 knots. We also use a staysail on a furler to get even more edge downwind.
Racing inventory (Quantum)
- Mainsail Fusion-X FLX24A (Dimension-Polyant FLEX-Line) 2007
- Jib 105% Fusion-X FLX24A 2007
- Genoa 150% Fusion-X. FLX16A 2007
- R2 Asym Spinnaker 113.1 m2 (IRC) NyLite NY90 (Contender) 2007
- R5 Asym Spinnaker 80 m2 (IRC) AIRX 900+700 (Bainbridge) 2009
- Staysail on Harken Furler 2009
Racing inventory (North Sails)
- Mainsail 3Di 2010 (sold separately)
- Jib 105% 3Di 2010 (sold separately)
- Genoa 147% 3DL 580 Carbon/Technora 10.850 dpi 2010
- A2 Class Asym Spinnaker Superkote 75 2010
Cruising/shorthanded inventory (Quantum)
- Main SDC55+DC66 (Dimension-Polyant DC) 2008
- Jib SDC55+DC66 (Dimension-Polyant DC) 2008
The new 3Di-set from North during Færderseilasen 2010.
Reaching in the light stuff near the finish at Færderseilasen 2010 with the blue Quantum R5. This sail have proved to be a weapon on reaches, both with or without the staysail. The crew is always happy when it’s time to get the blue one up! Photo: Seilas.
Fully powered towards Rönnäng in Tjörn Runt 2009. Quantum Fusion-X still fast enough to win three races in august 2009 and havn’t been raced since. Photo: Ulf Palm.
Doublehanded at Bohusracet 2010. New North A2 and the cruising/shorthanded main to spare the racing main. Photo: Adrian Gärstedt.
Our experience with Nexus have been great. Easy to calibrate and excellent customer service. We have been using Expedition for navigation, routing and as a tactical aid. More on our setup here.
Instruments (by Nexus)
- NX2 Server
- 4 x Multi XL (on mast) + 2 x Multi Control & Steer Pilot (on coachroof)
- Remote control + MOB button
- Wind transducer Twin Fin Race
- Log Transducer TH43 (flush mounted)
- Depth Transducer (internal)
- HPC Compass
Autopilot (by Nexus)
- Integrated linear drive (hydraulic)
- Rudder angle transmitter
Communication & Entertainment
- Nexus S15 VHF Radio with masthead antenna
- Alpine iDA-X100 Digital Media Receiver AM/FM/iPod integration (2009)
- BOSE 161 loudspeakers (2009)
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- 2011 complete new running rigging in Liros Dyneema SK-78 (no cost spared).
- 2011 Carbonautica carbon wheel (a la J/111) + carbon flag pole
- 2011 new 145 m2 North Sails A2 runner (used in 1 race)
- 2011 TrueHeading AIS Carbon+ GPS