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J/88 Spring Update: Momentum Builds Worldwide
The J/88 made its boat show debut 18 months ago, and now there are 60+ boats sailing across the globe – in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, France, Germany, UK, Benelux, Sweden, Italy and Japan. J/88 owners enjoyed their first US Midwinter Championships this January in Key West and several more one design starts are queued up for 2015 including Charleston Race Week, Block Island Race Week, the CanAm Regatta, Cowes Week, and J Cup UK.
Check out the J/88 Facebook page “J/88 Sailing” which is gaining momentum daily and now has 300+ community members. We’re adding content regularly and many owners and dealers have jumped aboard to contribute. Bob Ross and Ben Braden of Sail Northwest have been sharing their recent adventures with hull #61 in Seattle this spring. We encourage you to spread the word and then go take a look yourself and “like” the new page!
SAILING Magazine just published a complimentary 6-page sailing test of the J/88 (linked above) in their April issue (see article attached to this bulletin). SAILING’s editors joined David Malkin of Northpoint Yacht Sales aboard David’s J/88 MI-2 in Annapolis during a cold blustery day and were impressed with the versatility of the boat and how easy the J/88 is to manage in windy conditions.
J/88 Fall Boatshow Display boat – We are currently spec’ing out a demo J/88 to be launched in Newport mid-summer and then displayed at the Newport and Annapolis Shows. It will feature a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system with regeneration capabilities so that batteries are recharged while sailing. Add to this a self-tacking jib, Awlgripped dark hull, dodger and a teak cockpit sole and this special J/88 will be ready to show off all of its J/100-like daysailing qualities. We look forward to sharing more details in the near future.
J/88 Availability – there is a production slot available in the USA for early June finish (in time for Whidbey Island Race Week)!