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2016 JOG Season Round Up and Results

by Peter Cover 16 Oct 2016 12:36 BST 16 October 2016
Into the sunset at St Peter Port © JOG / Paul Cook

For a few years now the concluding race for JOG's inshore season has been a coastal or round-the-cans race and this year Lymington was the destination on Saturday 1st October. It was a Solent race with everything – doom-laden skies before the start with lashing rain, then light winds and clear skies for the 25 mile course followed by a sail ripping sting in the tail at Lymington river entrance.

Offshore results were decided with the race to Cherbourg on Friday evening 23rd September – daylight diminishing of course but reports were of a lovely warm night with shooting stars and a bright half-moon. The conditions were sportier for the cruise back with some competitors claiming cross-channel speed records.

As ever it has been a varied race programme with 17 races (6 counting for offshore points and 5 for inshore) and an interesting choice of destinations including Roscoff for the club's 65th celebrations followed by two fun races and socialising through the following week. Cherbourg over easter was changed into clockwise Round the Island on the one lovely day to the appreciation of all concerned – the hard-working secretary and PRO taking full account of forecast conditions for the whole weekend.

JOG's successful formula includes a welcoming post-race party at various channel ports and as always we're grateful to our race sponsors – thanks then to Northface Connections, Universal Safety, RS Divers, Hamble Estate Agency, Clanfield Properties, C Data Services and Doyle Sails.

For 2017 a draft programme is already on the website and we look forward to welcoming new and current owners and crews to some great racing and fun après-sail. The four classes cover IRC ratings with an upper limit of 1.200 for bigger boats and no lower limit, much in line with JOG's ethos and history of encouraging small boats.

The annual AGM and Prize-Giving Dinner Dance is on Saturday 3rd December with trophies being awarded to race and series winners.

Offshore Series Results:

Class 3
1st NJOS, Corby 35, Tim & Nicky Octon
2nd J Fever, J 120, Tim & Frances Lester
3rd Exuberant, X 412, Robert Hillman

Class 4
1st Just So, J 109, David & Will McGough
2nd Jangada, JPK 1010, Richard Palmer
3rd Exocet, Sunfast 3200, Deb Fish

Class 5
1st Xara, Swan 38 SR, Jonathan & Anne Rolls
2nd Longue Pierre, Dehler 38, David Cooper & Paul England
3rd Zonpuka, JPK 960, Giles Mayley

Class 6
1st Dogmatix, First 310, Will Collins
2nd Raffles, Elan 295, Peter Cover & Matt Stiles
3rd Blazer, Laser 28, Colin Woodruff

1st Jangada, JPK 1010, Richard Palmer
2nd Exocet, Sunfast 3200, Deb Fish
3rd Nirvana, Sunfast 3200, Keith Thompson

Inshore Series Results:

Class 3
1st Assassin, Prima 38, Mark Brown & Justin Leese
2nd Hot Cookie, Sunfast 3600, Neil Martin & Philip Barnes
3rd Dusty P, First 40, Richard Patrick

Class 4
1st Just So, J 109 David & William McGough
2nd Moontiger IV, J 109, Tim & Karen Gabriel
3rd Exocet, Sunfast 3200, Deb Fish

Class 5
1st Longue Pierre, Dehler 38, David Cooper & Paul England
2nd Jackdaw, J 92, David Ward
3rd Shades of Blue, J110, Ed Holton

Class 6
1st Concession, Contessa 26, Graham Walton
2nd Blazer, Laser 28, Colin Woodruff
3rd Imptish, Impala 28, Barnaby Smith

1st Hot Cookie, Sunfast 3600, Neil Martin & Philip Barnes
2nd Juliette, J 105, Jeremy Freeman
3rd Double Trouble, SJ 320, David Thompson

Full results at

See the JOG website at Race documents and entry forms for 2017 available early in the New Year.

Please contact the secretary if you have any questions about the route into racing with JOG.

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