J/111 ‘Joust’masters the Port Philip Bay surf!

Thanks to Rod for his great write-up…

“We were racing in 30-plus knots on a choppy Port Philip Bay this past weekend.  Our J/111 JOUST hit 22 knots to cross a Beneteau 45 and claim line honours at the Club Marine Interclub Regatta!  Needless to say, the crew was jubilant and high-fives were celebrated all-around!!

We were using the techniques we learned on the Solent this past summer at the J/111 World Championship from our pit boss- Stu J!  We matched the big boats upwind (something we had never done before) and smoked them off the breeze, hitting 20-plus knots under a full Main, J4 and A2 kite.  Big wind, big sails!!  And, big grins all around!”

Photos: Alex McKinnon Photography

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