After the Paris Boat Show in December, the brand new J/99 shorthanded offshore speedster was transported to the United Kingdom where she was commissioned and launched by Hamble Yacht Services in Hamble, England over the holidays.
J/99 #1 will be sailing on the Southampton Water and the Solent for the next few months.
So far, her debut has impressed all those who have sailed her to date! She is a very powerful, fast boat upwind, according to Fred Bouvier from J/Composites in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. And, Paul Heys from J/U.K. remarked on her amazing turn of speed downwind under the big screaming yellow A2 asymmetric spinnaker shown here- hitting 11.7 kts on a reach in 18.9 kts of TWS while sailing as double-handed team; should be quick offshore!
Meanwhile, hull #2 splashed over the holidays in Brittany, France for some end-of-the-year sailing. To kick off 2019, the J/99 will be displayed at the Dusseldorf “boot” Show in Germany from January 19-27.
The first boat to North America will arrive in Rhode Island in February and be commissioned for an early season (March) launch. The J/99 will make its North American boat show debut at the Pacific Sail Show in Richmond, CA, April 4-17, 2019.
Please contact Paul Heys at J/U.K. for an opportunity to take her for a demo sail on the Solent (United Kingdom) – phone- +44-23-8045-5669 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the J/99 Offshore Speedster here.