"If I recall, Rod J's own J/36 from 1980, won the Block Island Race Week and a few other races, as well BVI Week and other events in the Caribbean.
JAZZ then went through a name change to "Cassiopeia Beta" and was registered in 1981 by her new owner in the United Kingdom-- Jon Adamsthwait, a former J/24 owner in the UK.
Later, she was purchased by my brother in the UK in 1986. She was sailed back to New York via the Caribbean (taking the old trade-wind routes south from England past the Canary Islands off Portugal). She covered most of the Caribbean Islands, including Puerto Rico and Cuba.
Since that time, she's done the trans-Atlantic crossing twice. She got caught in Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and sadly got badly holed-- 5 holes in hull and she was dismasted at the second spreader. I took her over from my brother, lifted and repaired her, renamed her to the original name JAZZ and sailed back to the UK!
I then raced across "The Channel", doing the RORC Channel Race and winning double-handed. Also won the Plymouth Offshore Race; won the Plymouth Inshore Series; and won the Around Scilley Isles Race!
In all, the reconditioned J/36 JAZZ has won 55 trophies, from 2005-2013, in Plymouth Yardstick and IRC events. I've sailed her to the Mediterranean twice single-handed! And, for now, I'm in Greece enjoying every moment with her!
I often wonder if the old JAZZ is one of the best-scoring, most trophy-winning J/Boats ever in the Johnstone family of boats? She's had just three owners in 34 years of sailing, won 60+ trophies overall, and sailed well over 100,000nm offshore! Amazing boat. We hope to have many, many more happy days sailing our J/36 JAZZ! Cheers to all, Norman Curnow." Great story! Love to hear how some of the old warhorses never die and just "keep on ticking"!