Wednesday, October 13, 2010

J/111 Speedster Garnering Accolades At Annapolis Show

J/111 one-design sailboat- sailing off ChicagoSAIL Best Boats Award

(Annapolis, MD)- The J/111 met with tremendous enthusiasm from not only sailors attending the show, but from the professional sailing media as well.  From the SAIL Magazine Judges for their Best Boats Awards 2011, their review of the 111's qualities were reflected in their commentary from their initial review- please read more at SAIL here.

Sailing World Boat of the Year Nominee

As one of the hottest new boats to be launched in 2010 with nearly fifty boats on order, the 111 has been selected by the Sailing World Boat of the Year Judges to be a nominee for the Best Performance category.  Here are first impressions so far from Dave Reed at Sailing World:

"The J/111 from J Boats showed up on time for its high-noon appointment, and as if on cue, the breeze bumped up a few knots. Excellent sailing, said each judge afterwards. "That’s definitely a contender." Maybe the best boat from J Boats yet—even better than last year’s J/95. It’s definitely a frontrunner, but there are still plenty of boats yet to sail."  Read more about the SW BOTY process here.