JOG is a yacht club with a difference and steeped in history. Established in 1950 to enable smaller yachts to compete offshore, it organises highly competitive races for IRC rated yachts. Our vibrant yacht club prides itself on its inclusivity and providing organised, competitive yacht racing ensuring long-lasting broad appeal.
JOG runs a full programme every season grouped into an inshore and offshore series. Competitors expect to enjoy a high standard of racing using internationally recognised racing standards. We're a community that shares unique yacht racing experiences and emphasise the social aspect of JOG. We regularly host events and parties after races at ports throughout the evening that deliver live music, exquisite food and reflect on the day's competition.
20 June 2019
Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels announced as sponsor of the JOG Cowes to Weymouth Race
The Junior Offshore Group (JOG) announced today that Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels will be sponsoring their Cowes to Weymouth, Yacht, Race.
Dougie Leacy, JOG Captain, had this to say: ”I look forward to, not only presenting their prizes at the Weymouth Sailing Club on 27th July but welcome their generous two part, sponsorship which will also enable JOG to offer its members preferential accommodation rates for our Annual Dinner and Prize Giving to be held on the 7th December in Southampton. JOG will announce the offer to its members very soon when tickets become available. Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels are a first class Southampton brand and this allies itself well to one of the South Coast’s premier offshore sailing clubs”.
About the Junior Offshore Group
JOG has focused since 1950 on making coastal and offshore racing accessible to Corinthian boats. While taking yacht racing seriously, they value sportsmanship and their community above all else.
JOG run about 16 yacht racing events each season split 50/50 with inshore and offshore races between 30 and 180 miles per race.
JOG is run by and for its members and few sailors haven’t heard of, or competed in, a JOG race.
About Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels
Jurys Inn is part of Leonardo Hotels, the group that includes the landmark Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour.
Jurys Inn hotels are ideally situated in city centres across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Their hotels provide guests with extremely convenient locations from which to enjoy local attractions and are renowned for their superb customer service and friendly welcome.
20 June 2019
JOG members can now track their JOG miles and hours for completed races. Members can opt to be included in the public leaderboards on the JOG site and automatically be entered for prizes at the end of the season. Simply log in to your MyJOG account, select MyJOG Miles and set a public name of how you would like to be known then select the option to be included on the public leaderboards.
You can also see all your achievements as a crew member or skipper for this and past seasons.
If you’re not a current member, supporting JOG by joining is simple, just click on the Join button on the website. Crew Membership is only £21 per year; this all goes towards supporting JOG, who are a non-profit making organisation run by and for members.
Members’ also benefit from discounts from our partners, including Exposure Lights and a soon to be announced major marine clothing company. You can access our expanding membership benefits here: https://www.jog.org.uk/members-benefits/
27 February 2019
Hello! I am Hannah Muskett and I am delighted to be a part of forming the future of JOG and creating a greater platform for the voices of young people within the club. I’ve been a part of JOG racing since 2016, coming from a background of national and international dinghy racing. I started sailing in Lymington at the age of 5 and racing from the age of 7, all the way from Oppies to Lasers and 29ers. Then the time came to choose between racing and university and university won. But this was no great issue, as the people I met and the sailing I was now exposed to were both fantastic. I was then shown the wonderful world of JOG! Easing in with the Nab Tower race I experienced the great standard of racing that JOG is known for – but that was it for 2016, as I didn’t know who to go to be able to do more of this exciting (and sometimes boozy) racing. Thankfully a year later a University friend told me to come do a JOG race with someone I’d never met – and it was the Nab Tower again, though this time even better. From there we started to pull in more and more university sailors and suddenly I was racing in thrilling coastal and offshore events with friends, whether they be 20 or 60 years old.
Now you may have noticed that JOG is changing, from our new website last year and an automatic results system at JOG Week, to a new and very much improved website this year. I think we can all well and truly say JOG is changing to meet our member’s needs (or as Dougie (our Captain) might say “keeping up with the kids”). Though it is not just about making sure JOG is great now, it is about future-proofing our collective interests and goals, so that they work as the club evolves.
With this in mind I have very kindly been asked to hop aboard and help navigate the club with regards to what our younger and future members would like. Whether this includes an easier platform to find a boat to sail on, helping skippers find crew, running events that people from all ages want to attend, or just someone to talk to – I’m happy to say that I’m here to help for all this and more.
So if you have any ideas or questions please do get in touch at email@example.com
See you on the water!