Monday, May 8, 2017

Australia J/111 Report

J/111 sailing off Australia (Sydney, Australia)- The two J/111s, Rod Warren’s JOUST and Stuart Lyons JAKE have dominated the new Super 11 Class finishing first and second in the Club Marine Interclub Series in Sydney Harbour. Here is the report Ray Entwistle at YachtSpot in Sydney.

“The Super 11 Series was sailed over three months with seven races counting.  The results demonstrated the remarkable consistency of the J/111’s to perform in a wide variety of conditions in offshore handicap racing- between the two boats, they only dropped a 4th and a DNC!

The Super 11 Sailing Association racing programme is based at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Victoria.  The association was formed to promote racing between high performance AMS Rated boats up to 11.2m with fixed or retractable bow sprits and to encourage the development of fast and exciting sailing yachts that utilize the latest in design and build technologies.

In other racing, J/111 JOUST won the IRC and AMS Div 1 Club Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club. JOUST also won four of the six trophy races and follows on from their success in the Lipton Cup IRC Div 1.

We are welcoming an addition to the fleet this week, J/111 PLAYLIST to be sailed by Matt Powell and hope another will follow soon coming in from the USA West Coast!

It was another brilliant year for J/111’s in Australia. Congratulations Rod and Stuart and their crews!”
Sailing photo credit- Alex McKinnon Photography  For more information about sailing J/111s in Australia, please contact Ray- “” or on their website-   For more J/111 offshore speedster information Add to Flipboard Magazine.