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.
11 September 2019
We’re excited to announce the JOG 2020 programme. More details about the JOG 70th Platinum Triangle sponsored by Gill will be published shortly. Save the dates in your diary and start making plans for this coming season.
You can find the programme at https://www.https://www.jog.org.uk/programme/programme-2020/
01 September 2019
The last Inshore racing weekend of the season is shaping up to be a really exciting event. In addition to the racing, starting and finishing off the JOG line for both days, there is reserved berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven for Saturday night. This is in walking distance of the Classic Boat Museum’s base in West Cowes, down by the chain ferry and Hammerhead Crane, where we have arranged a private showing, including the most famous of JOG exhibits Sopranino and Theta. Our founder Patrick Ellam raced Theta (not much bigger than a canoe) with RORC races in the 1950’s which caused him to build Sopranino and sail her across the Atlantic to demonstrate the seaworthiness of small boats. All JOG members are welcome.
During the showing, between 17.30 and 19.00, we will be holding a reception and prize giving for Saturday’s racing with free drinks (until we run out)! This is a special evening where we have invited the Race Officers who work behind the scenes in the race box, at all hours of the day and, sometimes, nights. Come and show them your thanks and appreciation please! We have also invited the generous race box owners who allow the continued use of our unique start line and continue to give JOG the maximum support and welcome for each and every race.
Rick Tomlinson has been booked as the race photographer for the event and digital photos will be made available to skippers and crew with no charge by JOG.
Please note the dates in your diary, get your entries in if you haven’t already and lets have the very best of JOG parties to mark the season’s racing.
07 August 2019
GILL PARTNER WITH THE JUNIOR OFFSHORE GROUP
Leading marine brand joins forces as Official Clothing Supplier with the innovative UK yacht club
Gill Marine, one of the leading technical apparel brands in the world, are set to partner with the Junior Offshore Group (JOG) in the UK. Gill will become JOG’s Official Clothing Supplier, so JOG can offer their members exclusive discounts as well as a bespoke JOG-branded range. Gill will also be working with them on special events, like the exciting race next year to commemorate 70 years since the launch of this unique yacht club.
Gill will also be the primary sponsor of this year’s Cowes to Cherbourg race to be held on Friday 20th September.
JOG is a yacht club with a difference - since 1950, JOG has been focused on making coastal and offshore racing accessible to small boat owners by keeping entry fees modest. The yacht club doesn’t have a clubhouse, but instead organises events at host ports for their weekend events.
Commenting on the partnership, Joel Chadwick, Gill’s Corporatewear Business Development Manager, concluded, “Gill are very proud to be supporting the Junior Offshore Group. The iconic yacht club breaks the mould in the UK and we share their values of innovation, friendly yet serious racing, a Corinthian spirit and building a supportive community. The partnership is a great opportunity for Gill to engage with our core consumers in the UK. We can’t wait to start offering exclusive discounts to JOG members, to create a unique branded collection and we’re excited about celebrating 70 years of the club with the 70th Anniversary event next year.”
Dougie Leacy, JOG Captain concluded. “The Junior Offshore Group are very proud to announce this partnership with Gill. This will benefit our members highly and build awareness of our shared values within the broader sailing community.”