Elsvtröm-Sobstad i Danmark har valt en snygg båt till sin dubbelsidiga annons i senaste numret av Albatroz. Det är David McGoughs J/109 Just So! som bland annat spikade JOG Channel Race to St Peter Port.
The wind was very light and variable. Several times we sailed into a hole and took a while to get going again. We started with a very pleasant spinnaker reach down the Solent but by the time we got to Yarmouth the wind had changed and we were beating. The wind dropped after the Bridge buoy and we continued slowly westwards. Patchy conditions continued but we did have a very favourable wind shift on close approach to Les Casquets which helped us round them, but then the wind died again….
This was our first offshore race in our boat and Mary’s and my first JOG race in 18 years but the JOG organisation and reception was as friendly and helpful as we remembered it.