Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Boat Show Time Again!

J/122E cruising racing sailboat
(Newport, RI)- In addition to the London, Toronto and Chicago boat shows taking place this week, be sure to pencil in a date to go see more of the latest, greatest and hottest sailboats in the J/Boats line-up in Dusseldorf, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.  Here is what’s happening at each place:

J/70 Denmark- sailing leagueJan 17-25- Boot Dusseldorf
Taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, on display will be the spectacular new J/122E Euro-styled cruiser-racer and the highly popular J/70 that has, literally, taken over one-design keelboat sailing in Germany.  Due to the extraordinary popularity of the “Deutsche Segel—Bundesliga (learn more here) and the fact the Lake Constance sailing association (made up of 100+ clubs on the Bodensee) chose the J/70 as their next-generation one-design keelboat, the J/70 is poised to become the dominant factor in German sailing for the next decade.  Learn more about the new J/Boats “E” series cruising boats (J/97E, J/112E and J/122E) from the fantastic team at Mittelman’s Werft (Henning Mittelman & Bo Teichman) and from the J/Europe Team of Fred Bouvier/ Didier Le Moal and J/Boats’ Jeff Johnstone.  For more Boot Dusseldorf boat show information.

Jan 22-25- San Diego Sun Road Boat Show
The team at JK3 Yachts keeps expanding as the enthusiasm for J/Boats in Southern California continues to grow.  Be sure to catch up with Jeff Brown, President of JK3 Yachts, and his terrific crew to talk about the new “E” series cruising J/Boats as well as see on the display the fast-growing fleet of J/70s in SoCal (host of the 2015 J/70 North Americans); the “new kid on the block” taking lots of SoCal offshore silverware- the J/88; and enormously successful offshore/ one-design speedster- the J/111.  For more San Diego Sun Road boat show information

J/88 family speedster- CanadaJan 22-25- San Francisco Boat Show
An ever-growing and popular boat show in the greater San Francisco Bay area has become the January boat show that is held on the waterfront, right between Pier 48 and the AT&T Ball Park- home of the San Francisco Giants!  On display this year will be a trio of boats- the J/70 that has been enjoying tremendous growth on the Bay (and home for the 2016 J/70 Worlds); the new J/88 family speedster (a California offshore flyer with two monster wins under its belt); and the J/111 (continuing to expand its presence on the Bay with over a dozen boats now sailing one-design).  On hand to guide you through the process of Q&A regards these fun-to-sail boats will be the dynamic duo at the SAIL California office- Norm Davant & Pat Nolan.  For more San Francisco Boat Show information.

Jan 23- Feb 1- Seattle Boat Show
As the largest boat show on the west coast, Seattle convention center will have the J/122E and J/88 on display- Friday, January 23rd to Sunday, February 1st.  Be sure to catch-up with Bob Ross and Ben Braden at Sailboats Northwest.  Said Bob, “Unless the Seattle Seahawks are in the Super Bowl, in which case the show will end a day early on Saturday January 31st, we look forward to seeing you’all there!”  For more Seattle Boat Show information.