J/109 Just So competed in the JOG offshore and coastal race series this year. The offshore included Cherbourg, St Peterport, St Malo, Alderney and a race to Weymouth as a substitute for the final cross channel race owing to the severe conditions. The inshore comprised of several weekends with racing on the Saturday and Sunday and a few individual day races. Destinations included Poole, Yarmouth Weymouth and Cowes.
The conditions varied from almost no wind to far too much! For both the inshore and the offshore series the championship came down to the last race. Both final races were conducted in challenging conditions. For the last offshore it was a downwind blast in 26 knots of true wind with wind over tide and big seas off the coast past St Albans, where Just So hit 15.5 knots with the kite up. It was particularly difficult as instead of a full team of 8, there were only 4 in total on the boat. The final inshore race in the Solent was in even stronger conditions, with up to 35 knots of true wind being recorded and the photos included here are from this day. Just So won both final races and secured a win for both series. JOG maintained its reputation for combining friendly social events with enthusiastic participation by the crews at the end of most races!