Tuesday, August 14, 2012
(Sydney, Australia)- Good news on the Australian yachting front. The latest J/122 #81 has arrived in Sydney and will be preparing for the upcoming 2013 sailing season Down Under. She'll be following in the foot-steps of her illustrious sisterships on both the West Coast (in Perth) and East Coast (Sydney). Look for her to be sailing this season in some of the leading southeastern Australian sailing circuit events.
J/122s continue to demonstrate their excellent all-around performance across the rating spectrums, whether IRC, ORC or PHRF. Just this past 2012 season J/122s managed to again win her ORR class for the fourth time in the 289nm Chicago-Mackinac Race (Mitch Padnos' SUFFICIENT REASON); win IRC class in the 635nm Bermuda Race (Andrew Weiss' CHRISTOPHER DRAGON); win IRC class in the New York YC Annual Regatta (J/122 North American champion Mike Bruno and Tom Boyle on WINGS); win IRC Class in the 186nm Block Island Race (Andrew Weiss's CHRISTOPHER DRAGON); finish 2nd IRC and 2nd Overall IRC in the 103nm Swiftsure-Cape Flattery Race; win IRC class in the Rottnest Island Race (Australian Graeme Monkhouse's LITHIUM); win IRC Double-handed and 2nd IRC class in the 210nm RORC North Sea Race (Belgian Chris Revelman's JUNIQUE); finish 3rd overall IRC in the 900nm St Tropez 900 Race (Frenchman Olivier Parchet's NOISY OYSTER); win the 540nm Corsica Race (Italian Alessandro Brighenti's CHRISTINA III); get second in PHRF B in Charleston Race Week (Robin Team's TEAMWORK); tie for win at CSA Class in St Barths Race Week (Puerto Rican Sergio Sagramoso's LAZY DOG); third in IRC Class in RORC Easter Challenge (Englishman Neil Kipling's JOOPSTER); win CSA Class in Grenada Sailing Festival (Antiguan Jim Dobb's famous LOST HORIZON); win IRC class in Cockburn Sound Regatta (Australian Graeme Monkhouse's LITHIUM); and finally win PHRF A in Quantum Key West Race Week (Robin Team's TEAMWORK).
As J/122s have done in the past, these results are a clear illustration of the all-around performance attainable by one of the best 41 foot dual-purpose cruiser-racers ever designed. As new J/122 owners proudly discover, it doesn't' take legions of professional crew to get this easy-sailing boat rolling down the race-track. In fact, some of the most successful crews are mostly family affairs- Mom, Dad, the kids and friends have proven they can compete (and win!) against the best that competitors have to offer in the realm of IRC, PHRF, ORR and CSA handicap-rules around the world. Most importantly, such success also reflects the ability of the J/122s to sail fast in any weather- near drifters and flat seas to full-on "blowing dogs off chains" 40+ kt gales with 10 ft breaking seas! To learn more about this remarkable boat, please contact your local J/Dealer or J/Boats at ph- +1-401-846-8410 or email- email@example.com. For more J/122 sailboat information