News and updates

J/70 Australian Championships – Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron

The J/70 Australian Championships will be held on the weekend of 1st-2nd December 2018, at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli on the beautiful waters of Sydney Harbour.
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is delighted to be hosting this event for the growing J/70 Sydney fleet. With such strong growth in this class overseas it’s hard not to see a similar story evolve here in Australia. We are looking forward to seeing dynamic racing from this relatively new class and welcome the J/70 sailors to the club” said RSYS Sailing Manager Declan Brennan.
Notice of Race will be published shortly on

J70's in action


Just announced – NEW J/99

J/Boats and J/Composites are pleased to announce the new J/99, a 9.9 meter (32.9′) crew-friendly, offshore-capable racer currently under development at J/Composites in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.

The J/99 is the newest addition to the J/Sport range, combining headroom and comfortable interior accommodation with the tiller-driven responsiveness of a sport boat. The sail and deck plan are optimised for easy handling with fewer crew, and incorporate the latest developments from the award-winning J/121 and the new Offshore Sailing World champion J/112E. The interior features twin aft cabins, a proper sit-down forward facing nav station, an L-shaped galley, and a private forward head with sail locker.

Now more than ever, sailors are attracted to adventure-filled, signature events (Fastnet, Middle Sea, Chicago-Mac, etc.) where straight-line speed, sail handling, strategy and weather routing are all equally put to the test. The J/99 is designed to excel in these events (both fully crewed and short-handed) while delivering the exhilarating, family-friendly experience the J Sport range is known for.

“The J/99 opens up a wide range of sailing possibilities,” commented designer Alan Johnstone. “The versatile sail plan, balanced hull form and efficient cockpit will work as well for short-handed offshore sailing as for weekend sailing with friends. The J/99 packs a lot of performance and versatility into a manageable size and budget.”

Contact Yachtspot for further information

J/122e ‘Aria’ for sale – Adelaide

J/122e ‘Aria’ has been well maintained since new.
J/122e is a versatile and easy to handle 40 foot performance sailboat with comfortable live-aboard accommodations, a refined deck layout, low VCG keel with a moderate 2.2m (7.2′) draft. The hull & deck are built using superior infusion molding technology to maximize durability and long term value.

An IRC-friendly cruiser/racer, J/122e offers a completely furnished interior, a simple to manage balanced sail plan, head turning sailing performance and great looks.

Offered for sale for $420,000. Contact Yachtspot for further information.

Specification below:

Year launched:  2015

Rego:                    SA1945. Expiry17/12/2018

HIN:                       FRJBC22097F515

Length:                 40′ 0″ – 12.20m

Beam:                   3.63m

Draft:                    2.2m

Displacement:   6.76mt

Keel / Ballast:     Keel with lead bulb (2.20 m draft), bolted and bonded to hull

Engine:                 Inboard VOLVO D1-30 Saildrive diesel engine, 115 AH alternator, with double diode and fresh water-cooling with heat exchanger. Twin blade Gori folding propeller.

Engine Hours:    70

Fuel:                      100L

Water:                  2 x 160 litres

Accommodation: 3 private double cabins with storage lockers and shelving. Spacious main saloon with hull windows providing a light and comfortable space. Full size forward facing chart table with storage. Head with shower accessed by both forward cabin (as an ensuite) and main saloon. Shower on transom.

Galley:  L-shaped galley with gimballed gas stove with oven and 2 burners and s/s protection bar. Double stainless steel sink unit recessed in synthetic resin worktop. Pressurised hot and cold water. Large 150 litre moulded icebox/fridge, with divider and storage shelf, 12 volt compressor.

Hot water System:           Yes

Covers:                                 Wheel cover. Easy to remove dodger (sprayhood). Boom tent

Ground Tackle:                  Electric windlass

Safety Gear:                       6x PFD;s with tethers, flares, v-sheet, EPIRB, dan buoy, life ring with light

Bilge Pumps:                      Auto and manual

Electrics:                              2 x 160Ah AGM (House) and 1 x 70Ah AGM (Engine)

Electronics:                         Raymarine GS165 Multifunction display 15.4″ Glass Bridge with Lighthouse 2 software, Raymarine i70 multifunction display, Ray i50 wind/speed/depth, Ray i60 close-hauled display, Evolution p70 autopilot

Sail Inventory:                   2015 GPL Carbon offshore main with 2 reefs, 2015 Med Heavy (#2) GPL Carbon with UV Strip, 2015 No. 4 jib, Storm jib, A5 spinnaker

Mast / Rigging:                  Sparcraft ‘Grand Prix’ alloy mast

Deck Gear:                          Harken underdeck furler, 2x 50STA primary winches, 2x 46.2ST mainsheet winches, 2x 40STA halyard winches with spinlock cross-winching blocks, Mainsheet system on 2:1 ball bearings blocks, led forward thru boom, then down to sidedecks, then aft under deck to cockpit winches. Adjustable mainsheet traveller with 6:1 purchase, Jib tracks, with ball-bearing car system and adjustable purchase, adjusted from the cockpit. Jib inhauler system. Spinnaker tweakers. Vang adjustable from cockpit.

J/112E J/Lance WINS IRC European Championship and Commodores’ Cup – OVERALL!

The immaculately sailed J Lance 12 has been crowned IRC European champion for 2018. The French J/112e skippered by Didier le Moal seemed never to put a foot wrong in the latter stages of this week-long regatta run from Cowes by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

“It’s great – I didn’t expect that,” said le Moal of claiming the IRC Europeans title. “First of all we wanted to win our class, but this is fabulous. It concludes the wonderful week we’ve had. If you enjoy racing, we have been in paradise. The weather, sun, light winds, heavy winds, big tides – everything you could expect to enjoy from racing, we’ve had.”

Winning today’s first windward-leeward race, held in 15-20 knot winds, was the French team’s sixth bullet out of ten races. For the final big breeze, double points scoring, round the cans race, the French didn’t have the class win secured, so played it safe. “The wind was increasing a bit so we preferred to sail safely because we had a big lead. We just needed to finish, not last, but fifth or sixth to win,” explained J Lance 12’s navigator and team secret weapon Nicolas Lunven, the reigning Solitaire du Figaro champion.

In addition to Lunven, le Moal and Frederic Bouvier, who are respectively President and Sales Manager of J Composites, European builder of the J/Boats range of yachts, the J Lance 12 crew of Christophe and Cyrille Cremades, Jean Francois Nevo, Jean-Michel Roux and Cyrille Teston are all friends who have sailed with le Moal for years.

“It is our third season on this type of boat, so we know exactly how it works,” continued le Moal. “We had a very, very good navigator – to be fast is one thing, but to be fast on the right side is perfect. ”

J Lance 12 finished first overall on 20.5 points, ahead of the second boat on 50 points.

J112e JLance wins IRC European Championship

European IRC Championship Results 2018

J/70 ‘Spike’ wins Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta

Congratulations to the Anna, Crystal, Madonna and Genevieve sailing J/70 ‘Spike’ and winning the Australian Women’s Keelboat Ragatta in Melbourne over the long weekend of 9-11 June. Spike was racing in Div 1, so against much larger boats and pulled off a superb victory after 3 days of close racing. We are so pleased for you all, well done.

J/70 ‘Spike’ was kindly loaned by Dr Anthony Langdren for the event.


J/121 #5 launched in Melbourne

New J/121 launched in Sandringham Victoria. We were fortunate to join the owner for the maiden sail to Martha Cove on the Mornington Peninsula.

The J/121 was super responsive and the water ballast and simple sail handling systems work a treat. We were even joined by a pod of dolphins to help christen the launch. Congratulations to Mark, and we wish you and your crew every enjoyment in beautiful J/121 Javelin.

J/111 ‘Horopito’ For Sale.

Horopito is located in Adelaide, South Australia and is listed for sale at $290,000.  She was launched in Dec2011 / Jan2012.

J/111 is an easy-to-handle, sailboat that accelerates quickly, slices to windward at 7+ knots and hits double-digit speeds downwind.

J/111 Horopito


Length 11.00m     Beam 3.29m     Draft 2.19m     Displacement 4.3mt

Full Doyle Sail Inventory including:

  • Mainsail (New)
  • J1 2011, J2 2015, J3 2014, J4 2014 furling jibs
  • A2 (New)
  • A3 2011
  • Code zero on furler 2015
  • Delivery main and delivery furling J2


  • Tacktick jumbo instruments with 3 double displays on mast
  • Garmin plotter

Upgrades to standard specification:

  • Two tone deck (grey/white)
  • Two opening ports aft face of coachroof
  • Mast and boom in white
  • Black powder coated stanchions
  • V-Berth Package
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Cockpit shower
  • Quattro winches on cabin top


  • Slipped and antifouled August 2018
  • Rig was taken out of the boat prior to 16/17 season as a 5 year check over. All rod rigging dye checked (all okay) and forestay replaced.
  • Full engine service history
  • Cat 3 safety gear

Hull & Deck

  • Balsa core/biaxial E-glass vacuum infused hull laminate. Corecell/biaxial E-glass deck laminate. All laminates engineered and built to current ISO and ABS structural standards.
  • White gel coat hull with single bootstripe.
  • Molded companionway slide-in seahood.
  • ORC size molded foredeck toe-rails.
  • GRP molded main structural bulkhead, bonded fore & aft on hull and deck with single opening to forepeak.
  • Fore/aft and transverse keel support beams.
  • Composite mast bearing beam with integral aluminum tapping plate to secure mast step.
  • High aspect two-metal racing keel with lead bulb and stainless fin, flange mounted to a hull recess.

Mechanical & Steering

  • Yanmar 3YM20 3 cylinder 4-stroke 21hp diesel engine with 60 amp alternator and SD 20 saildrive with 2-piece split zinc.
  • Yanmar engine instrument panel mounted in recess on cockpit wall near wheel
  • 16x 11 diameter geared Flex-O-Fold folding prop.
  • Engine throttle control with neutral safety switch.
  • Balanced spade rudder constructed using “E-glass” with custom carbon rudder shaft mounted in Jefa self aligning rudder bearing system.
  • Edson 60” destroyer wheel with grey leather cover recessed in molded cockpit wheel well.
  • Edson steering system including Articu-lock sheaves, 6.5” radial drive, needle bearing with integral wheel brake, and chain/wire cables.
  • Jefa emergency tiller.

Deck Hardware

  • 46:1 Harken STP Performa self-tailing primary winches.
  • 40:1 Harken Quattro self-tailing cabin top winches.
  • Two-speed Harken Mainsheet System with 6:1 rough tune purchase to swivel cam base & 24:1 fine tune purchase led to centerline ratchet cam.
  • 4:1 Harken Traveler System – led P&S.
  • 6:1 Harken Adjustable Jib Lead System.
  • Jib in-hauler hardware & 4:1 tackle P&S.
  • 6:1 Cunningham system.
  • Harken bow-sprit control system led internally to cockpit mounted cam cleat.
  • Harken mast base halyard blocks and Spinlock 4-sheave organizers P&S.
  • Custom SS mast collar with pins for halyard blocks and halyard bale.
  • Stainless cabin top handrails P&S.
  • Tapered lifeline stanchions.
  • Double lifelines to meet ORC offshore regulations with 9” lower lifeline height.
  • Custom bow pulpit and dual corner stern rails with LED navigation lights.
  • Four 8” 4-bolt SS mooring cleats.
  • Four SS padeyes for cockpit spinnaker blocks.
  • Interior ventilation from two framed opening ports in sides of cabin trunk and offshore style forward skylight deck hatch above V-berth with two opening ports on aft cabin face.
  • Acrylic offshore drop-board with key lock and inside operable latch/unlatch.
  • Cockpit operated manual bilge pump.
  • Custom SS stemhead, shroud and backstay chainplates.

Plumbing & Electrical

  • 18-gallon fuel tank with baffles and inspection/clean out port.
  • 12-gallon head holding tank.
  • Raritan PH-II head with Y valve and deck pump-out access.
  • 26-gallon water tank.
  • Manual fresh water foot pumps in head and galley.
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • 90 amp deep-cycle, sealed AGM battery.
  • Three position battery switch.
  • Electrical panel w/circuit breakers.
  • Bonding system.
  • Automatic bilge pump & panel switch for manual/auto operation.

Spars & Rigging

  • Hall Spars carbon fibre mast with double set of tapered aluminum spreaders, backstay crane, flush shroud terminations, sheaves for main, sheaves for 2 jib & 2 spinnaker halyards, vang and boom gooseneck fittings, steaming light, internal wiring conduit, pre-formed mast wedge kit. Mast/boom finished in white.
  • Alloy 6061-T6 Boom with 12:1 internal outhaul, two mainsheet block bales, vang lug, three sheaves for reef lines and outhaul.
  • Nitronic 50 discontinuous rod standing rigging package including shrouds and forestay.
  • Dyneema DSK-78 Backstay.
  • Remote Sailtec hydraulic backstay system mounted within reach of helmsman on front face of wheel pedestal.
  • Low-profile Facnor “Flat” headsail furling system with control line aft to port side of cabin trunk.
  • Carbon fiber, retractable bow sprit with internal bearing system and white painted finish.
  • Running rigging package w/ Main & Jib Halyards with Tylaska shackles, Dyneema core jib & main sheets. Tapered spin halyard, Maxibraid tapered spin sheets.  Also includes reef line, cunningham, pole control, tack line, inhauler lines, traveler control lines, mainsheet strop and mainsheet fine tune.
  • Hall Quikvang with integral cleating.


  • Off-white low-maintenance bulkheads.
  • Molded engine box cover with 1” sound insulation.
  • Powder-coated aluminum companionway ladder w/teak treads.
  • Twin 6’9” quarter berths aft of the galley/nav area with storage below.
  • Teak and holly style synthetic high-wear cabin flooring.
  • SS overhead handrails in main salon P&S.
  • Two Large acrylic fixed portlights.
  • 6’4” settee berths with backrests.
  • Shelf outboard of settee berths with storage behind backrest cushions.
  • Nav Station/Office with full leg room, hinged-lid access to chart storage, outboard instrument panel and storage bin.
  • L-Galley with sink, faucet, fresh water foot pump, sink drain seacock, ice box with top opening, Origo two-burner alcohol stove and storage cabinet outboard.