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J/121 offshore speedster at Annapolis Sailboat Show

by J/Boats 5 Oct 2018 07:45 PDT 4-8 October 2018
J/121 short-handed offshore speedster © J/Boats

The 2018 U.S. Sailboat Show is taking place from October 4th to 8th in Annapolis, MD along the historic city front.

Located opposite the famous Pusser's Bar and Restaurant, the J/Boats waterfront booth is including the race-winning J/121 short-handed offshore speedster, the wildly popular International J/70 One-design class, and the incredibly family-friendly J/88 one-design/ offshore racer.

The J/121 has proven to be popular amongst veterans of the offshore world. After winning her class in the 2018 Newport to Bermuda Race in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division, J/121 owners have enjoyed other silverware-garnering performances. Notably, in her debut race, the Japanese crew on CRESCENT IV won class and 2nd overall in the classic Conanicut YC Round Jamestown Race in August- a 21.0nm blast around Narragansett Bay against a fleet of 100+ boats. And, a J/121 won the Doublehanded Division in the Ida Lewis Distance Race in August. Learn more about the J/121 here

The J/88 has proven beyond any reasonable doubt it has great all-around potential, both offshore as well as sailing as a one-design class. The recent J/88 North Americans in Chicago, IL had seventeen boats vying for class honors with teams from across the country; easy-to-do for this lightweight 6,500 pound high-performance yacht that can be towed behind your basic pickup truck or large SUV.

The boat on display has sailed the Chesapeake Bay circuit as well as the Florida Circuit and raced to Havana, Cuba!! Other J/88s have won the Ensenada Race in California and crushed their class and 2nd Overall in the Chicago-Mackinac Race! Learn more about the J/88 here

Finally, the ubiquitous J/70 International One-Design Class continues to grow in popularity around the world. With 1,500+ boats and counting, the J/70 class has attracted the world's best sailors (pro and Corinthians alike), as demonstrated by the extraordinary depth of talent in this year's J/70 World Championship in Marblehead, MA.

Learn more why any sailor, young or old, women or men, beginners or experienced, are flocking to the easy-to-sail, easy-to-ramp-launch J/70 speedster for their fun-loving beer-can sailing or testing the waters against the world's best one-design sailors.

Learn more about the J/70 one-design here and US Sailboat Show here.

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