What is j80 boat?
The International J/80 is a fixed keel one-design sportsboat. It is built by J/Boats and certified for offshore sailing, normally crewed by 3 to 5 people. For class racing, sails are restricted to only a main, headsail and gennaker with total crew weight at 338.6 kg (746 lb) with no limit on crew numbers.
What are the different sails on a catamaran?
Different Sail Types
- Jib – triangular staysail.
- Genoa – large jib that overlaps the mainsail.
- Spinnaker – large balloon-shaped downwind sail for light airs.
- Gennaker – crossover between a Genoa and Spinnaker.
- Code Zero or Screecher – upwind spinnaker.
How much does a new j80 cost?
The average price ranges between $25-35,000 all up, and as previously mentioned, the J/80 tends to hold its value since older boats are build solid and are competitive with newer boats.
What are the sails on a yacht called?
Mainsail: As the name implies, this is the main sail of the boat. It is the sail attached to the back of the mast. Mast: The mast is a large, vertical pole that holds the sails up. Some boats have more than one mast.
Are J Boats blue water?
They make good one-designs, fast racer-cruisers, fun coastal cruisers and high placers in short-hop offshore events. But J Boats has never been known for creating traditional blue water boats for voyaging and long-distance cruising.
What kind of mainsail did the J80 Na’s use?
One senior member had purchased a new kite for the J/80 NA’s and decided to give us his old kite in return for our participation. Another fleet member agreed to lend us a jib. We raced with a 13-year-old mainsail made by Vermont sailing partners. In the end, we raced and had a great time.
Is the J / 80 class in strict od condition?
BYC, which recently hosted the 2018 J80 North American Class Championship, has a strong J/80 fleet. The J/80s will be in strict OD condition and also have a local fleet rep to attend to any equipment issues in the round robin event.
Are there any active fleets of the J80?
The active J/80 fleets have been a friendly group of great sailors who are always happy to lend a hand to what it takes to get another J/80 out there with them. I even managed to hop on a boat in Seattle for West Coast Championships during a business trip and found friends on both coasts!
Is the J / 80 North American Class Association a partnership?
The J/80 North American Class announces J/World partnership to include all 2018 Class members get one complementary spinnaker training class for skipper, crew or anyone they choose. J/World Annapolis and the J/80 North American Class continue to enjoy a strong partnership and promote benefit for its alumni and members.