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 April 2021
Crewsaver has come on board to officially sponsor the JOG Lymington to Cowes, taking place on Sunday 19th September 2021. Make sure you reserve your spot.
Crewsaver is a world leading designer and manufacturer of lifejackets and sailing equipment and works closely with the RNLI and with the Military and Emergency Services. Not only is Crewsaver a fantastic brand to have onboard but most importantly it reminds us of the importance of staying safe whilst racing.
Winners of each class will receive a Crewsaver Crewfit+ 180N Pro lifejacket on the day, ideal for JOG racing.
We will be running a competition with the chance of winning a Crewfit+ 180N Pro later this year so keep your eyes peeled on JOG’s social media accounts.
13 April 2021
Crew limits: As Covid relaxations continue to evolve, we are pleased to say that we are removing the special restrictions on crew numbers for the upcoming races. The standard limits will apply as defined in the annual Notice of Race, to which you should refer if in any doubt. Nonetheless, individual skippers may wish to exercise their own discretion, everyone should continue to follow national guidelines and advice from the RYA. JOG also encourages the use of the free lateral flow tests which are easily and readily available https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests Whilst these won’t guarantee protection, they are an additional tool to help avoid the risk of transmission.
Amendments to the Sailing Instructions are now available online at https://www.jog.org.uk/programme/programme-2021
The Salcombe Gin, Sopranino Race: (Cowes - Owers – Cowes, Sat 1st May)
This race incorporates a classic JOG course out to Owers, starting and finishing in Cowes, to allow all competitors the opportunity to return to their home port. The course will be a satisfying change to something with a more “offshore” nature. Entries are open and the weather will be brilliant, of course! As a bonus, our excellent sponsors, Salcombe Gin, will be providing bottles of Salcombe Gin Start Point (or Rosé Sainte Marie), in addition to the most generous gin hamper, already awarded to our lucky caption winner on our social media earlier this month.
Highfield Honda Home Ports weekend: Is setup for two days of excellent racing from Cowes. Entries are welcome for both, or single, days to suit and the results all count towards the annual points series.
The Sailing Instructions are in the Programme alongside the race dates. Rick Tomlinson will be accompanying the fleet to get some more excellent photos of JOG boats in action.
General News: By the end of May Bank Holiday, restrictions allowing, the Roadmap will permit gatherings of up to 30 people outside and we can, at long last, look forward to a destination race.
We will be hosted by Portland marina, and hope that as many of you as possible will help to make this a really good classic JOG weekend. We can’t hold a massive party but interaction between boats will be permissible and our sponsors, Exposure Lights, will make sure that we have prizes and refreshments available for distribution. The SI’s will be on the website soon.
And finally, thanks to everyone for your support. We can’t wait for the first get together!
07 February 2021
Salcombe Gin, distilled & crafted by Salcombe Distilling Co. (SDCo.), has come on board to officially sponsor the JOG Sopranino Race which will be taking place over the first May Bank Holiday weekend in 2021. It will start on Friday 30th April, so make sure you reserve your spot.
They will be handing out parcels to every participating boat as they arrive into Dartmouth, come day or night, and will also have some spectacular prizes lined up for those that win.
In the meantime, they are offering all JOG members an exclusive 15% discount off Salcombe Gin products (excludes vouchers, staycations, experiences and botanical prints) which you will find on the membership benefit page.
Finally, we will be running a competition with them offering you the chance to win a luxury Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’ Hamper, so keep your eyes peeled on our social media page and emails for details on how to enter.
If for any reason we cannot go to Dartmouth, the event will still go ahead but will be altered to cater for any COVID-related considerations. The JOG committee will continue to keep you updated on the matter.