Whilst the J/109 has been a stellar success, with as many as 40 boats sailing one design at Cowes Week, there has long been a demand for a turbo charged version. Starting with a clean sheet, designer Al Johnstone produced an exciting one design that is capable of planing at boat speeds in excess of 20 knots. In her debut season the J/111 scored remarkable victories at Cowes Week, Round the Island race, and many other inshore and offshore events.
Versatility is Key to One-Design Success.
The J/111 is designed to be the best performing, easiest-to-sail boat of its size on the market, while offering the creature comforts needed (6′ headroom) to satisfy the occasional overnight cruise. It’s all about versatility and the joy of sailing – how to have the most fun out of the time and resources invested. This is the J Boats formula for success in building local one-design fleets.
Whether racing in the heat of a one design fleet inshore, or embarking on a two handed Fastnet campaign, the ease of handling and outstanding performance makes the J/111 an all round winner.
The J/111 accelerates up to speed in the slightest of puffs, thanks to a generous, high-aspect rig combined with a low wetted surface hull. Sail efficiency is gained by maximizing the sail luff lengths and reducing foot lengths to create a balanced, non-overlapping sail plan. When the wind and waves are up, J/111 pops up and delivers the dinghy-like, exhilarating rides that many modern designs struggle to because of over-tweaking to handicap rules that encourage heavy, unbalanced and non-planing hull shapes. Turning the corner upwind, J/111’s efficient hull form and low vertical center of gravity will kick-in to provide the handling J/Boats are known for.
In 2012 the J/111 attained ISAF International one design status, allowing the class to run world and European championships, and in 2016 the World Championships returned to the UK for a second time!
- LOA: 36.50 ft – 11.00 m
- LWL: 32.70 ft – 9.97 m
- BEAM: 10.80 ft – 3.29 m
- DRAFT: 7.20 ft – 2.19 m
- DISPLACEMENT: 9,300 lbs – 4,216 kg
- 100% SAIL AREA: 663 sq.ft – 61.6 m²
- UPWIND SAIL AREA: 751 sq.ft – 69.8 m²
- DOWNWIND SAIL AREA: 1798 sq.ft – 167 m²
- SPINNAKER AREA: 1410 sq.ft – 130 m²
- ENGINE: 21 HP
- RCDC DESIGN: CATEGORY A