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.
16 July 2021
Our recent consultation with our members resulted in a strong consensus towards proceeding with our plans to race to Guernsey at the end of August.
Our core focus for this event will be to make certain that it is fully inclusive for our younger sailors who may not have had the opportunity to meet the vaccine requirement for leaving the pontoon to enter St Peter Port.
We will be introducing additional arrangements to address some of the current limiting factors resulting from Covid measures in the Channel Islands. We are also mindful that some of these may change as we move closer towards the date of the event and we hope for further relaxations.
For boats that have no crew eligible to leave the pontoon area and enter St Peter Port, our sponsor will provide provision packs including refreshments and meals. JOG will provide these boats with assistance for any extra provisions where requested.
For boats with just some crew that are ineligible to enter St Peter Port, we will again provide provisions for those individuals not permitted to leave the pontoon area, including food and drinks.
For boats without suitable toilets, we will arrange some volunteer boats to make their heads available to you.
Although we have provisional arrangements for a formal social gathering and welcome on Sunday morning at the Yacht Club, we may re-locate this depending on circumstances “on the day”. This will be moved to the pontoon area if our younger crew would otherwise be excluded.
We will be in touch with entrants nearer to the event to get numbers and any dietary requirements. More details regarding the volunteer boats and contacts for provisions will also be provided.
The above measures require more planning and you can do your bit to help JOG and its younger crew by making your race entry as early as possible to help ensure that this a great event for our first foray across the Channel in two seasons!
Martin Banfield, JOG Secretary
05 July 2021
Henri Lloyd has come on board as our official clothing partner. Not only will all JOG members get a 10% voucher code for their full range, found at www.henrilloyd.com, but we have some great new JOG kit coming soon as well. They are also offering repairs for any old Henri Lloyd kit you may have to ensure clothing stays in use for as long as possible.
Henri Lloyd has also become one of the major supporters of our new youth programme, Generation JOG so look out for some fantastic prizes coming soon in the season.
Find out more details about the voucher code here
07 June 2021
Offshore yacht racing club, JOG, launches youth programme to bridge the gap between youth dinghy sailing and offshore keelboat racing
JOG (Junior Offshore Group) have launched a new youth programme entitled ‘Generation JOG’, https://jog.org.uk/generation-jog , which aims to support and promote the next generation of sailors, with a view to bridging the gap between youth dinghy sailing and offshore keelboat racing. It is geared towards those aged 25 years old and under who are either new or existing members.
Generation JOG will roll out the programme using a number of initiatives including giving preferential listings on JOG connect, the JOG crew finder site, https://www.jog.org.uk/crew-finder , introducing a new Generation JOG class for all those boats with program members on board, regular Zoom meetups with the occasional guest appearance from a prominent sailor and free JOG membership for the first 18 months.
With finances being one of the main obstacles to sailing of younger generations, the program has been supported by some of JOG’s sponsors. Generous amounts of kit given will be awarded throughout the season based on JOG Generation member’s achievements. Crewsaver is the first sponsor to come onboard and have given life jackets and gloves to be handed out throughout the rest of this year.
Commenting on the importance of the Generation JOG launch, Stuart Lawrence, Vice Captain of JOG said, “The future of our club and many clubs out there lies in the hands of the up and coming generations. We want to make sure we are offering the easiest, possible route to participation for those younger than us and help our club flourish in decades to come.”
If you are 25 years old and under or you know of anyone that is, you can register and sign up at https://myjog.jog.org.uk/sign-in .
For more information please contact:
Alexis Eyre, +44 (0) 7881 104 616, email@example.com
About Junior Offshore Group (JOG)
JOG is a yacht club with a difference. What makes JOG different is known amongst the members at “the spirit of JOG”, it is an outlook and an attitude that captures and combines serious seamanship with a chivalrous but competitive edge and lots of joie de vivre.
Since 1950, they have been focused on making coastal and offshore racing accessible to small boat owners by keeping entry fees modest. Whilst they take racing seriously, they value sportsmanship and community above all else. They encourage supporting each other by swapping sailing yarns and tips inside JOG enabling them to perform to their best standard which produces a competitive but friendly yacht racing environment.