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This is the first step into a world of wonder and enjoyment. A step that can take you as far as you wish to go-- across the pond or across an ocean.
We sell our boats through sailboat dealers worldwide. And, most J/Boats Dealers can get you sailing at local sailing schools, on their demonstration boats, or with friends. After all, they love sailing with friends and hope you do, too!
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The Joy of Sailing
Sailing is the ultimate freedom, the experience of being at one with nature and the sea, powered only by the wind and one's imagination. Why is sailing so appealing to so many people? Perhaps because it's one of the few "life sports" that offers both a relaxing escape as well as an invigorating challenge. You pick your level of comfort and excitement. Or maybe it's because sailing is never the same twice - each time on the water is a unique adventure that can enrich friendships, strengthen family ties, and refresh one's own sense of well-being. How many other outdoor activities can be shared with three or even four family generations? It is said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart.
What a Difference a J Makes
Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding the right boat that fits you - whether you aspire to day-sail close to home, cruise to distant shores, or take up the challenge of competitive sailing. Performance differences between sailboats are greater than differences between golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis or cars. There aren't many wooden or metal tennis rackets, skis or golf clubs in use anymore. That's because newer designs that perform better and are easier to use are MORE FUN! A well designed sailboat, like a good sports car, is an extension of its owner. It could take years of sailing other boats to learn the difference that good design and quality make to one's sailing enjoyment. Or you can save time and take advantage of what we've learned and designed into every "J." We invite you to explore our site to learn more!
Look great this coming season in J Sailing Gear. Check out the comfortable and fashionable sailing clothing, t-shirts, polo shirts, sailing jackets and sailing hats in our J/Sailing Gear site. Also, comfy hoody sweatshirts and other fun things like half-models are available for nice gifts/ trophies.
May 24- STC Block Island Race- Stamford, CT
300+ J/70's Sailing in 2013!
The J/70 speedster is the new "baby J" that is generating tremendous enthusiasm for a next-generation ramp- launchable keelboat. J/70 introduces a new dimension of fun, fast sailing in a stable, easy to own boat that all of your friends and family can enjoy. J/70's 22-foot long waterline with high aspect, all carbon mast and boom provides spirited performance and stability that feels like a much larger boat upwind. Off-the-wind, J/70 will simply light-up the crew with a smile! Set the masthead asymmetrical spinnaker and plane away in moderate breezes.
J/70 is already taking the world by storm. Over 15 fleets have developed in the USA alone, and Europe has fleets forming in a half-dozen countries. Learn more about the J/70 concept here. Find out why J/70 has been generating a lot of buzz in the 2013 winter regatta circuit. J/70 set records for class participation at Key West Race Week (39 teams), St Petersburg NOOD Regatta (21 boats), Charleston Race Week (58 teams) and Annapolis NOOD Regatta (49 teams). Sailors exclaim, "it's the most fun we've ever had sailing in regattas!" An extensive regatta schedule has developed across North America and Europe for 2013. The first J/70 North Americans are scheduled in Annapolis, Maryland in September. In Europe, the first J/70 EuroCup is on Lake Garda in September.
J/111 One-Design/ Offshore Speedster
2012 marked the first full season of J/111 one-design and offshore sailing around the world. With numerous events organized in Europe and in the USA, J/111 sailors enjoyed the camaraderie of sailing close, tactical racing around-the-buoys and in major offshore events. Highlights include a sweep by the entire J/111 One-Design class of the Chicago-Mackinac Race overall. J/111s will be hosting their first 2013 North American Championships in Chicago in August. J/111's have established a remarkable sailing record offshore. Learn more about this versatile, easy-to-sail, offshore racer-cruiser and, more importantly, join in on the fun and set your sights on the best combination of offshore and one-design racing in the world's greatest sailing areas- Cowes, Newport, La Trinite, San Francisco, Great Lakes, Harbor Springs, to name a few. Find out more about the J/111 and the one-design sailing regatta schedule here.
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