JOG Week

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.    

Featured JOG News

25 November 2020


Webinar Series Episode 2

JOG Webinar Series Episode 2 Sails and Ratings Recording

You can now view the recording of webinar below:

The Live Questions and answers can be seen by downloading the following pdf:

IRC Ratings:  

The IRC process:
How to smoothly get an IRC certificate and short handed certificate
Upcoming IRC rule changes in 2021 on headsails and poles
Pointers to get the best from your IRC rating  

Dr Jason Smithwick (Director of Rating RORC Rating Office @RORC Rating Office)
Jason has a doctorate in Naval Architecture and continued working at Southampton University, as a Principal Engineer & Software Manager. He was Technical and Offshore Director at sailing's international federation, known today as World Sailing.

Making the most of your current sails: 

How to optimise your sails for easier manoeuvres/ shorthanded sailing
Sails to cover a wider range of conditions
Optimising your sails for better ratings

Kevin Sproul (Owner and Technical Director at Ultimate Sails @Ultimate Sails)
Kevin has been in sail making for over 30years. As a sought after tactician and helm, Kevin has been successful nationally and internationally winning multiple World, European and National Championships in One designs such as the Swan 45, Farr 40, Soto 40, J111, Mumm 30, Melges 24 and J80’s

Sail Care and Repairs: 

How to make your sails last longer and Sail repairs

Nicky Octon (Owner @NJO Sails Ltd)

Nicky worked for Doyle’s sails for 14 years before taking over their former loft at Shamrock Quay. NJO sails provides high quality sails and sail repairs.

JOG 2021 Racing Calendar

Kate Cope, JOG Committee and Webinar Host


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24 November 2020


JOG 2021 Notice of Race

The 2021 Junior Offshore Group 2021 notice of race is now published and available for download.

Download here

The program reflects what we have in store for 2021, with an exciting season mix of longer offshore style races alongside favourite destinations along coastal routes.

Now is the time to block your diary and start making plans for this coming JOG season.


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19 October 2020


2021 Programme Announcement

The Junior Offshore Group is pleased to announce it's programme of events and sponsors for the 2021 season.

The committee have worked hard to plan a programme to give competitors a level of certainty for 2021 and see the return of both the offshore and inshore series in 2021.

They would also like to thank the sponsors for their continued support, these include One Sails, Gill Marine Clothing, Exposure Lights, NJO Sails, Highfield Honda, Serversys and Osmotech. JOG is also pleased to announce our new sponsor, Stoneways Marine Insurance.

The principal destinations are planned to allow for continuing restrictions due to the COVID 19 Pandemic and border and customs issues post Brexit, unresolved at the time of going to press. The *alternative destinations in red will be utilised subject to clarity nearer the dates but will be substituted with at least four weeks notice to competitors.

The mixed programme will include a longer offshore series ISAF Cat 3 requirement and the shorter inshore series ISAF Cat 4, details will be included in the Sailing Instructions.

All scheduled races will be held with due regard to prevailing circumstances and regulations but may be subject to last minute change where that becomes necessary. JOG will endeavour to provide moderated courses and destinations if prudent or mandated by legislation or guidelines.


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