Our J/109 inventory is optimized for class racing, but we are also continually refining our sails for handicap racing. Because of the unique racer/cruiser qualities of the J/109, owner use their boats differently. Some will only race, others will mix weeknight racing with weekend cruising, and many use their J/109 as a high performance cruising boat. Our inventory is designed to accommodate all uses.
The 3Di structure allows us to build a sail that can be light as allowed, but still hold its shape across the wind range. This is especially important for the J/109, which needs to keep a steady heel angle to go fast. The MNi-8 is a new design which is easier to trim and keeps the helm more balanced for...
Wind range: 0-16 knots
The J/109 LM-1 3Di RAW jib excels in 0-16 knots, but can be used as an All-Purpose jib in lighter wind regions. The LM-1 clew height is optimized for max in-hauling for best pointing and speed. Vertical battens are standard and will give a tight roll downwind. Roller battens are available as an option.
Wind range: 12-23 knots
The J/109 MH-1 3Di RAW jib is flatter and has more structure than the LM-1, but still featuring the max allowed size, a very versatile jib. This sail debuted in the Fall of 2018 where it proved fast in breeze from 10-25 TWS. Vertical battens are standard, roller battens are available as an option.
Wind range: 0-10 knots
Sailing the J/109 in 8-10 TWS can be tough downwind. It’s not really windy enough to sail the really deep angles the boat likes, and if it’s lumpy, it gets even harder. The A2-2 Asymmetric was developed from designs used on bigger Grand Prix boats such as the TP52s. The concept was to build a sail that would be fast...
Wind range: 18+ knots
The A4-1 Asymmetric isn't just a heavier version of the A2, its shape and geometry are optimized for sailing in breeze over 18 knots TWS. The A4-1 Asymmetric is more stable and easier to trim and gybe in heavier breeze. It is designed to keep the tack down while still projecting out to windward, which makes it easier to keep...