Saturday, August 23, 2014

J/36 JAZZ Sailing Med to UK Singlehanded!

J/36 Jazz sailing singlehanded (Plymouth, England)- Now this is one famous boat. Originally owned by J/Boats co-founder Rodney Johnstone, the J/36 JAZZ has sailed all around the world.

In recent years, she has spent her time between the Med and the UK.  Her current owner, Norman Curnow, loves doing the 2,900nm voyage single-handed voyage.  His wife does not seem to mind as she goes via British Airways.

As he describes, “if I can do it single-handed, then any one can Crete and back single-handed 5,800 nm.  All the same gear that was on boat in 1980- including the new Shore Sails— made by Bill Shore, right?” (Editors note- this famous loft was sold to North Sails and included Ken Read and Dan Neri, amongst others, in the transition a few moons ago).