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Re: 80 footer versus a J/80 Newbie Story!

.. and then there's the J Class boats.... quite a bit over 80 feet...

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What's funny is that the J boats folks (Johnstones) are inconsistent in their naming convention within their own brand line. Oh yes, by the way, an owner with a good, competitive J/80 program may well spend more money per year than the owners of many far larger cruising boats -- serious or even semi-serious boat racing gets really expensive.
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It was very smart of theJ boat marketing team to go metric. Now the east coast of France is flush with fleets of J80s.
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What's funny is that the J boats folks (Johnstones) are inconsistent in their naming convention within their own brand line. Oh yes, by the way, an owner with a good, competitive J/80 program may well spend more money per year than the owners of many far larger cruising boats -- serious or even semi-serious boat racing gets really expensive.
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It is actually consistent, just weird. The asymmetrical spinnaker boats are all in meters (70, 80, 120, ect...) and the symmetrical boats are in feet.

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... The asymmetrical spinnaker boats are all in meters (70, 80, 120, ect...) .
Actually decimeters (1/10)... 70 meters is a couple of hundred feet....

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Yes the Genesee Yacht Club is a very friendly bunch, and we enjoy them when they visit NOLSC. They have a couple C&C 29's down there and they would be fun rides on Wed night racing. Maybe you could snag a ride for the Youngstown Levels as they campaign there the third weekend in July. Good luck.

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Thanks for the clarification -- I'm good with consistently weird.
Or weirdly consistent.
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