Tuesday, January 7, 2014

J’s Star @ London Boat Show

New J/122E offshore cruiser-racer sailboat with European styling 
New J/122E, J/111, J/97, J/88 & J/70 on display!
(London, England)- Start the New Year off with a visit to the London Boat Show running from January 4th to 12th.  On display at the Key Yachting stand# G168 will be the spectacular, Euro-styled, new J/122E cruiser/racer.  It’s rakish new looks and clean, inviting interior with hull windows “bring the outdoors in”.

The International J/111 will be courting new sailors to join the fun in the Solent and the upcoming J/111 World Championships in August 2014 hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron on Cowes, Isle of Wight.  Up to twenty teams are expected for this inaugural event with teams from the UK, Ireland, France, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Italy and USA taking on the challenging waters off Cowes.

Joining this famous two-some will be the extraordinary International J/70, the one-design sportsboat for the 21st century. Be sure to swing by the London Show to learn first-hand why J/70 is enjoying such remarkable popularity.  The first J/70 World Championships will be hosted in September 2014 by the New York YC, in partnership with Sail Newport, in the world-renowned waters off Newport, RI.  European interest is growing dramatically in this fun, easy-to-sail boat that can be trailered and ramp-launched anywhere in Europe— lakeside, seaside, bayside, even off your home!

The exciting new J/88 is making its London Boat Show debut. The J/88 family speedster is the progeny of its twin stablemates before her- the J/111 and J/70 design concepts in a comfortable, fast, efficient 29 foot package.  Hard to beat precise tiller-steering; the wide, comfy 111-style cockpit ergonomics for crew comfort; and the open interior with enclosed head.

Finally, check out the J/97- one of the most successful IRC family cruiser-racers in recent memory.  In 2012 she was the runaway winner of 2012 Cowes Week and Scottish Week.  In 2013, one might consider J/97 a “repeat offender”, walking off with all the silverware again in Cowes Week as well as the Warsash Spring Series and Hamble Winter Series.  J/97 is a comfortable family weekend cruiser— Dad’s “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, Mom’s “weekend escape” to recharge and reflect.  For more Key Yachting /J-Boats information, contact Gemma Dunn- gemma@keyyachting.com   For more London Boat Show information