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Postby michaelobrien » Wed May 17, 2006 8:17 pm

Has anybody raced a J80 under IRC? If so what handicap does it have for a) 100% jib and b) 155%/135% genoa? Is the J80 competitive under IRC?
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Postby jackal » Thu May 18, 2006 2:45 am

We race under IRC and rate 0.971 with 100% jib, in 'class'. I decided to rate without our 140% as the rating would have killed us in most conditions, with a potential rating of 0.980 or so.
We recently won a Regatta for the first time under our new IRC rules, so I would say that, yes, the J80 is competitive under this. But on upwind / downwind courses with a mixed fleet we have to sail very well indeed...
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Postby Guest » Sat May 20, 2006 10:01 am

I think it all depends on the average conditions you race in. In our fall regattas we have very light winds 2-8 knots. My J/80 has a 155% 3DL which is a blast in those conditions, especially with flat water. You still need to race well in clean air tough. We are very, very competitive despite our IRC TCC is 0.986.

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