Sunday, November 27, 2016

J/111 Flying Off Melbourne!

J/111 Joust sailing off Melbourne, Australia (Melbourne, Australia)- Way, way Down Under, the spring flowers are blooming, winter series have wound down and summer series are on the verge of winding up!   

In Melbourne, New South Wales, on the southeastern cape of Australia, the J/111 JOUST is enjoying fresh late spring conditions.  Owner Dr Rod Warren provided a quick report on their latest outing offshore:

“We were racing in 30-plus knots on a choppy Port Philip Bay this past weekend.  Our J/111 JOUST hit 22 knots to cross a Beneteau 45 and claim line honors at the Club Marine Interclub Regatta!  Needless to say, the J/111 Joust sailing race off Melbourne, Australiacrew was jubilant and high-fives were celebrated all-around!!

We were using the techniques we learned on the Solent this past summer at the J/111 World Championship from our pit boss- Stu J!  We matched the big boats upwind (something we had never done before) and smoked them off the breeze, hitting 20-plus knots under a full Main, J4 and A2 kite.  Big wind, big sails!!  And, big grins all around!”