Thanks and welcome, I had doubts between a A35 and a A40
But those results are interesting. Can you post a link to them?
Full results from the 2011 Big Boat Series:
Yacht Scoring - A complete web based regatta administration and yacht scoring program
Youíll see that the conditions really favored the J/125; they took the top four spots in their division. I think Double Trouble had the best crew, which is one thing that comes out of this interview with the owner/skipper:
J/News Articles: J/125 Double Trouble- Andy Costello Interview
They beat a brand new Farr 400. The Farr proponents will point to its newness and lack of familiarity on the part of her crew as reasons for less than optimal results. Interesting that a design over a decade old can still work well, given the right conditions. From the above interview it sounds like the Farr was faster upwind but incapable of matching the Jís downwind speeds.
One look at the interior of the J/125 and you know itís no cruiser. As J Boats own marketing copy put it: ďThe J/125 makes little pretense of being a cruising boat, more of a fast daysailer with overnight capability.Ē
The 111 is more of a cruiser, although its interior has a lot of the clorox bottle itself.