Monday, July 20, 2015

J/11S- A New 36’ Double-handed, Offshore Racer

J/11S sailing off La Rochelle, France(La Rochelle, France)- Just launched in La Rochelle, France this week is a new 36’ (11 meter) double-handed, offshore J designed to compete in the double-handed IRC circuit in Europe. Built by J/Composites, the J/11S starts with the high performance hull of the J/111 and is then rating optimized for its length (from IRC 1.096 down to 1.050) with a shorter VCG-optimized sail plan, increased stability, a twin rudder/single tiller steering system, and simplified deck and interior plan.

While most designs in this genre are focused on offwind sailing in windy conditions (i.e. max beam carried to the transom), the J/11S provides a versatile performance platform that’s ideally suited for most of the popular double-handed races in Europe and North America, where wind and sea conditions vary widely, and where both upwind and downwind performance matters.

“J/Boat owners have had great success in short-handed offshore racing,” said J/Composites president and J/11S project leader Didier LeMoal. “Nearly all our models between 9 and 16 meters have thrived in very demanding events like the double-handed Fastnet, Round Britain and Middle Sea Races. We’re excited to launch a boat that’s even further optimized for short-handed racing.”

There will be the world show debut of the J/11S at Southampton Boat Show in September.  For more information, contact J/Boats at ph# 401-846-8410 or email-