Tuesday, March 21, 2017

J/88 JIYUU Winning Hobart Offshore Double Series

J/88 sailing Hobart, Tasmania (Hobart, Tasmania)- The J/88 JIYUU, owned by Peter & Karen Davis, have been sailing their boat in the Hobart Doublehanded series on the Derwent River.  This past weekend, they had an opportunity to sail a 12.0nm race up and down the river in the always tactically demanding conditions on the river- there are some big hills (mountains & cliffs!) that cause amazing cat’s-paws and tornado-like puffs to whirl down the river!  Here is Peter’s report on their most recent adventures:

“We had a great day on the river today. Karen and I have entered JIYUU in the Doublehanded Long Race Series and today was the first race.

Finally, we had a lovely sunny day with a light sea breeze that started at 5 knots and gradually built to about 12 knots- perfect for a short-handed J/88!

The race was a windward and return down the Derwent, finishing through the famous Sydney-Hobart finish line with our new A2 spinnaker on display.

We ended up 2nd across the line boat-for-boat!  In fact, we were only 11 seconds behind the Marten 49 "Tilt" after 3 hours of racing!  Incredible!  As a result, we finished 1st on AMS, and 5th on PHS (the smaller boats ran up behind us with the freshening sea breeze).

This picture was taken by one of Matthew's friends who was the crew on Tilt as we crossed gybes just before the finish line!  Needless to say, they were amazed at our overall performance! Cheers, Peter”  For more J/88 family speedster sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.