Question on Pointing

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Postby Guest » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:38 pm

I'm thinking of purchasing a J80. Can anyone tell me how high they can point upwind on average?

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Postby beauly » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:14 pm

Sailed well.. they can point straight into the wind...
get one... you will love it and suddenly you will have more friends and crew as they will love it too!
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Postby Guest » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:39 am

We sail our J-80 in mixed PHRF fleet for the most part (J92, J105, J100, Olson 30, etc). In winds under 10kts we had a hard time pointing with the fleet using the class jib. We have added a 145% genoa and the boat points great. We love the boat and would recommend it but if you sail PHRF the rating can be a challenge in some conditions.

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