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J/122 JOSS MAKES WAVES IN 2019-2020 SEASON

It’s All Up From Here For IRC Rated Team

📸 Lindsay Preece / Iron Bark Photos

The Offshore Racing Spring/Summer Calendar in Western Australia consists of 12 ORWA official events, & three club events (RFBYC & FSC) that combine with some ORWA races as Club Sponsored Offshore Series – A total Spring/Summer calendar of 15 races. FSC also conducts a four-race winter series.

J/122 Joss launched in 2012 and has been a regular competitor in Ocean Racing in Perth, Western Australia since she arrived from Papua New Guinea, IN in 2013.

“The more you sail, the more you hopefully improve,” and Joss typifies this statement. We had a brilliant 2018/19 Offshore Season – Runner up in the Siska Trophy & Bluewater Div 1 IRC Series, and winning several IRC & YAH ORWA Series, & 2 FSC IRC & YAH Series.

In 2019/20 ORWA changed the “Siska Trophy” criteria from a Bluewater Combined Fleet IRC Series only, to all ORWA Races – 12 Bluewater & Offshore IRC Races (Combined Fleets)
the “Winner” to be therefore crown the “WA Offshore Champion Yacht”.

“The 2019/20 Season has been simply amazing.” Joss had a clean sweep of all Offshore Div 1 IRC Series in Western Australia.

  • 33rd Siska Trophy – “Overall Season Champion Yacht (Combined Fleets)
  • Bluewater Series – Winners Div 1 IRC & PHS
    Offshore Series – Winners Div 1 IRC & PHS
  • 43rd Farrawa Cup Series (RFBYC) – Winners (Combined fleet), Winners Div 1 IRC.
  • Success Cup Series (FSC) – Winners Div 1 IRC & PHS
    Captain Stirling Cup Series (FSC) – Winners Div 1 & PHS
  • Valamdre Winter Cup Series (FSC) – Winners DIV 1 IRC.

“What’s the key to our success? An extremely well prepared boat, core crew who have sailed together for several years, a willingness to sail every event in every conditions, aiming for consistent results throughout the season (including enjoying the occasional race win), and sailing a really competitive IRC Rated J/Boat.”

“Not to mention the sheer enjoyment and sense of achievement of being able to sail offshore. We are extremely realistic as to the ever improving quality of the yachts competing in WA, and of our chances in terms of repeating such unbelievable season results, the challengers are made somewhat easier when your name is already inscribed on the trophies”

“Our goals in 2020/21 are to continue to be as competitive as possible, enjoy ourselves sailing offshore, and celebrate whoever wins next year.”

📸 Lindsay Preece / Iron Bark Photos