J/111 RULES - 2012 UPDATES/HIGHLIGHTS
1) Crew - Group 1s, one non Group 1, one J Boats rep, and as many
non-Group 1s over 65 years old as you like. The J/111 class is going to
lead the way on giving a free pass to our sailing elders, no matter their
2) Driver - two drivers can be designated for an event - to recognize
that many boats are co-owned or sailed with family, and it's a tough
assignment to steer every minute of every race during multiple-race days.
3) Total crew weight of 650kg or 1,434lbs dressed in shorts and shirt.
4) The roller furling system remains required equipment, but it's the
skipper's option whether to furl or hoist up/down. Only the Heavy Weather
Jib is required to actually be furlable. The two class
Headsails may be equipped with furling or non-furling battens. This is
an elegant solution for the many boats who are distance racing and prefer
(at least on the distance races) to go with horizontal battens
and hoist up/down. We're expecting that most owners will find that
furling is quicker around the buoys.
5) Heavy weather jib may now be made of similar materials as the other
headsails and may have battens.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COMPLETE J/111 RULES
(pdf file, updated November 1, 2011).
See you on the water!
Your friends @ North Sails