Bra debut för J/112E i Spi Ouest

Spi Ouest i påskas var premiär för nya J/112E och den stora frågan var så klart hur man skulle stå sig mot JPK 10.80 som ju dominerade i Frankrike 2015. Med nästan exakt samma rating (även SunFast 3600 har samma) så blev det tajta race. Foton: Jean-Marie Liot.

Vinnande JPK (med mr JPH himself) kom in på 2-2-2-1 och J/112E (med J/composites VD) blev 2:a på 6-1-1-2. Måste anses helt ok vid första regattan?

1 Jpk 10.80 3d Developpeurs Immobiliers Jp. Kelbert 1,045
2 J 112 E J Lance 12 D. Le Moal 1,044
3 Jpk 10.80 Dream Pearls A. Delamare/E. Mordret 1,045
4 A 35 Hey Joe A. Croyere 1,03
5 A 35 Realax Jy. Le Goff/A. Korniloff 1,02
6 Jpk 10.80 Timeline- 7eme Ciel M. Alperovitch 1,047
7 First 40.7 Pen Koent E. Le Men 1,044
8 Grand Soleil 37 Musix P. Baetz 1,031
9 A 35 Valoris And Benefits J. Bouic 1,045
10 Jpk 10.80 Glaz F. Beauvillain 1,046
11 A 35 Crew’s Control X. Cruse 1,023
11 Sun Fast 3600 Lion d’Or Saint Malo N. Boyer 1,047
13 J 120 Hey Jude P. Girardin 1,045
13 J120 Lady Jane P. Tostivint 1,047
14 J 109 Cnp1 J’Vole P. Barouch 1,01
16 A 35 Lorient Express F. Le Priol 1,025
17 A 35 Avel Red A. Beullier 1,024
18 Sunfast 3600 Force 28 C. Bouvet 1,047
19 Elan 400 Polisson T. Herve 1,057

En IRC-rating på 1,044 motsvarar ungefär SRS på 1,320 i kryss-läns-konfig.

Jag tror ingen annan av toppbåtarna hade en så här snygg inredning :-)

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J Boats Fight back with J/112E

During the last few European seasons, JPK in France have moved the game on in terms of performance vs. rating (albeit compromising somewhat on comfort below decks). Now, J Boats have launched a model which is not only ultra competitive, but also beautifully appointed.

Last weekend’s Spi Ouest was the debut regatta for the new J/112E, and all eyes were on her performance against the JPK 10.80. The latter had assembled a top level crew.

Anticipation over these two models going head to head was intensified by the fact that both were being raced by representatives from their respective shipyards. In a series cut short by the gales, the boats went very well.

In race one, the crew from J Boats suffered from rustiness with a poor start and poor tactics, finishing the race in sixth. Dismissing this as a warm up, the team then went on to win the next two races which were windward-leeward courses in 10-13kts.

The final race was a coastal course sailed in 25-30kts of wind. The J/112E was faster upwind but could not quite match the JPK on the fetching legs; the J finished second. Racing on similar ratings, the teams found that under pressure there was never a large gap between them.

With no discard they came second to the JPK, scoring 1.1.2.6. The works JPK helmed by Mr JPK scored 1.2.2.4.

After this first weekend, J Boats’ view is that the J/112E is faster upwind and downwind under spinnaker. They saw 18 knots as max speed and long periods of 14 knots.

La Trinté-sur-Mer le 26 mars 2016, Spi Ouest-France 2016. Photo © Jean-Marie LIOT

La Trinté-sur-Mer le 26 mars 2016, Spi Ouest-France 2016. Photo © Jean-Marie LIOT

La Trinté-sur-Mer le 26 mars 2016, Spi Ouest-France 2016. Photo © Jean-Marie LIOT

La Trinté-sur-Mer le 26 mars 2016, Spi Ouest-France 2016. Photo © Jean-Marie LIOT

La Trinté-sur-Mer le 26 mars 2016, Spi Ouest-France 2016. Photo © Jean-Marie LIOT

La Trinté-sur-Mer le 26 mars 2016, Spi Ouest-France 2016. Photo © Jean-Marie LIOT

La Trinté-sur-Mer le 26 mars 2016, Spi Ouest-France 2016. Photo © Jean-Marie LIOT

La Trinté-sur-Mer le 26 mars 2016, Spi Ouest-France 2016. Photo © Jean-Marie LIOT

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2 Comments

  1. Anders Nilsson Apr 7, 2016 Reply

    Det var ju kul.
    Hon såg verkligen ombonad ut på Dusseldorf mässan.
    Det är en anmäld till ORC World Championship 2016 i Skovshoved , Danmark.
    Vet du något om den?
    Jag vet bara att de kollade en del på vilka segel som skulle vara optimalt för ORCi så de hade inget brev för typ en månad sen..

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      Peter Gustafsson Apr 7, 2016 Reply

      Det är samma båt från Frankrike som skall köras i Köpenhamn.

      Bo Teichmann står som skipper, och han är tysk importör på Mittelmans Werft i Kappeln. Duktiga killar, men jag vågar inte säga något om hur seriös den satsningen är. Eller vilken segelkonfig de väljer.

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