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Launched in 2007, the J/122 is probably the most successful 40 foot IRC racer of her generation, with fully crewed regatta successes in Europe, America, the West Indies and Australia. She has also proven immensely popular with the single handed and double handed fraternity; an easily driven hull and powerful yet manageable sailplan, allow the solo sailor to maintain race winning pace.

Developed with and built by J Composites in France, the J/122 is distinguished by the high aspect, non-overlapping sailplan (maximum size 110% jib) which simplifies the deck plan and sail selection. The setback headstay with furler are recessed into the deck to maximize the jib luff length while retaining the convenience of jib furling from the cockpit. When combined with the simplicity of an asymmetric spinnaker flown from a retractable carbon bow sprit, it’s easy to achieve near peak performance with minimal crew effort.

The J/122 cockpit is ergonomically optimized with a floor mounted traveller, below decks mainsheet system, offshore seatbacks, remote backstay adjuster and a removable transom dock box option that allows one to convert from race mode to cruise mode in a matter of minutes.

Several of her key features include:
• A generous rig with 110% LP headsail and below deck jib furling. Most owners choose the optional Hallspars carbon mast.
• Carbon fibre bow sprit and A-sail for short-handed performance ease.
• Low VCG 7.2’ (2.2m) keel with swept leading edge for short-handed stability.
• Low maintenance deck configuration with minimized use of wood, large protected cockpit with long seats and high backrests combined with floor mounted mainsail traveler, below-deck mainsheet system, and large diameter wheel steering for comfortable daysailing.
• Choice of three cabin/single head or two cabin/two head interior layout with full headroom for live-aboard cruising, complete galley, proper navigation station, opening ports for ventilation and plenty of storage.
• Removable dock box at transom for easy race/cruise conversion.

Two interior plans are available; a three cabin/forward head layout and the more traditional two cabin/two head cruising layout; both layouts finished in varnished light mahogany. Several option packages, tailored to specific cruising and racing needs are available. For 2013 an alternative style interior joinery is available, which with hull windows, creates a  bright, spacious feel to the saloon.


  • LOA: 40.00 – 12.19 m
  • LWL: 34.61 – 10.55 m
  • BEAM: 11.90 ft – 3.63 m
  • DRAFT: 7.22 ft – 2.20 m
  • DISPLACEMENT:14,911 lbs – 6,800 kg
  • UPWIND SAIL AREA: 1,022 sq ft – 97 m²
  • SPINNAKER AREA: 1.614 sq ft – 150 m²
  • CE APPROVAL: Category A
  • ENGINE: Volvo 30hp or 40hp