The J/99 (32.6′) does it all – combining great sailing performance and stability with belowdecks comfort in a boat that can be sailed by just one or two people. The deck layout and sailplan are optimized for easy handling, while the roomy cockpit accommodates 8+ for fun daysailing. Want to jump into the next adventure-style overnight race or cruise rally and can’t find crew? No problem. The J/99 will reward you with easy, high speed sailing whether solo, twin, or with the whole gang.
Now more than ever, sailors are attracted to adventure-filled, signature events (Fastnet, Middle Sea etc.) where straight-line speed, sail handling, strategy and weather routing are all equally put to the test. The J/99 is designed to excel in these events (both fully crewed and short-handed) while delivering the exhilarating, family-friendly experience the J Sport range is known for.
The J/99 has a versatile cockpit for both cruising and racing that can comfortably accommodate as many as 6. The deck layout has several optimized features including a floating jib lead system, 8:1 inhauler system, cockpit-led outhaul, cunningham, and double-ended boomvang; and an optional water ballast system. The 48:1 cascading backstay system leads to both sides of the cockpit. The two self-tailing primary winches are located within reach of the driver.
The J/99 is tiller steered with a choice of a single centerline, balanced rudder, or an optional twin rudder configuration (which is popular for offshore short-handed sailing when using auto-pilot). A wheel package is available as an option.