Monday, May 11, 2015

48 North J/88 Review

J/88 48 North review(Seattle, Washington)- This month, Joe Cline, Editor at 48 North magazine, had the privilege to go out sailing on the new J/88.  The first one in the area just started sailing in the last couple of months.  Here is Joe’s commentary on the experience, “Ben Braden, of Sail Northwest, took us sailing and he also happens to be the person who has been racing the boat, if you've seen it on the racecourse or on the pages of our Race Reports. We had a perfect afternoon on Shilshole Bay as the entire 48° North team put the boat through her paces in a steady 10-12 knots breeze with flat water.

The J/88 falls neatly into the design category that J/Boats has recently had success with (J/70, J/111): a family friendly and easy-to-sail performance boat. Most people will look at these boats and think 'racer.' And indeed, they're really great for that.

But, if you take anything away from this review, it could be that these are not boats just for hotshots. J/Boats' marketing folks use the phrase "sweet-spot" a lot in describing the J/88. And I have to say, I agree. So, let's look at why. . .”  Read more here (Acrobat PDF file).   You can also watch Joe’s video sailing review of the J/88 here on YouTube.
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