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J/121 Wins Boat-of-the-Year Award

Thursday, 21 December 2017





December 19, 2017
Dealer Bulletin #916

It’s hot off the digital press! Sailing World Magazine just posted their Boat-of-the-Year winners on www.sailingworld.com. Here’s a quick excerpt:
Best Crossover: J/121 (by Dave Reed)

Simply put, the J/121 is a bucket-list boat, designed to tackle adventure style races where it’s more about the experience than winning. As if on cue, in the midst of our BOTY dockside briefing with J/Boats’ Jeff Johnstone, a middle-aged gentleman appears in the companionway, out of the blue. Johnstone introduces him as an owner, from Portland, Oregon, who is trading in his J/46 for a yet-to be-built J/121. He climbs down the companionway stairs, interrupts the judging team’s Q&A session, and then promptly cites all the races he intends to enter when he takes ownership of Hull No. 14: the Swiftsure, the Oregon Offshore, the Van Isle 360, and even the Pacific Cup from San Francisco to Hawaii. Moments earlier, Johnstone had explained this very concept: The J/121 is a bucket-list boat. This guy is Exhibit A. (Read the rest of the article here.)

J121 sailing in Narragansett Bay RI