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J/99's and J/122's on form leading Blue Water Pointscore Series

by J Composites 11 Dec 2022 19:24 PST 2-3 December 2022
J/99 Rum Rebellion - Blue Water Pointscore Series © Andrea Francolini / Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

The 172.0nm Cabbage Tree Island Race (hosted by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia) was held over the December 2nd to 3rd weekend with a combined fleet of sixty-nine yachts of which fifteen were sailed two-handed.

Again, we saw more outstanding success from the J/99 and J/122 competitors. The growth of the two-handed fleet has been phenomenal and is a real credit to a remarkable bunch of sailors who band together to drive their sport.

The Cabbage Tree Island Race started in Sydney Harbour on Friday evening, heading north to the island (just north of Port Stephens) and returning to finish back in the harbor.

Shane Connelly from J/99 RUM REBELLION commented, "it was a great run up the coast to the island. I should have gybed closer to the island, but ended up going too deep. Rounding the island, we had about 3 hours of windward sailing before the wind swung east then northeast for a great run the rest of the sail home."

Results of the race:

  • J/99 DISKO TROOPER- CONTENDER SAILCLOTH- 1st Overall ORCi and 2nd Overall IRC, 1st Div 2 ORCi and 1st ORCi TwoHanded, 2nd IRC TwoHanded.
  • J/99 JUPITER- 3rd ORCi Two-Handed & 4th Overall ORCi
  • J/99 RUM REBELLION- 4th IRC TwoHanded
  • J/122 JOSS- 1st in the Wild Rose Trophy
  • J/122 RUM CHASER- 4th PHS Two-Handed

Remarkably, four of the top seven yachts in the combined ORCi fleet were J/Boats (three Two-Handed J/99s and one J/122)!

The Cabbage Tree Island Race was the fifth race in the CYCA Blue Water Pointscore (BWPS) and is the penultimate race before the 628.0nm Rolex Sydney to Hobart race which starts on Boxing Day, December 25th.

So far, the competitors have raced over 1,000nm in the five lead-up races since July.

Of particular note, results for the 5-race Sydney Bluewater Pointscore Series to date:

  • J/99 RUM REBELLION is sitting 1st IRC and 2nd ORCi in the two-handed division, 2nd IRC and 2nd ORCi in Div 2 (combined with the fully crewed yachts), plus 1st IRC in the Corinthian combined division.
  • J/122 JOSS is 1st overall IRC Wild Rose Trophy pointscore and equal 3rd Div 2 PHS.

Congratulations to all our J/Owners on their fantastic results in the Blue Water Pointscore Series. Next up ROLEX Sydney-Hobart!

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