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.
09 December 2019
The AGM and Dinner Dance brought the Captain’s announcement for some changes to our racing next year. The aim is to align fleet numbers in each class so that we have more competitive groupings, particularly for our offshore racing. We have also decided to re-brand our, now rather historically organised, classes to a more understandable and conventional 1/2/3! When JOG was formed our original class structure followed naturally from the classes in place with other clubs but are not so appropriate today! You will need to buy new class flags before the start of next season. Something for the Christmas list!
The new class bands for 2020 will be:
Class 1: 1.01 to 1.2
Class 2: .970 to 1.009
Class 3: 0 to .0969
MyJOG has been updated to reflect these changes, you can view your new class by looking at your boat details.
We have also decided to drop the use of most of the flags at race starts. The red and green flags, postponement and extended line flag will continue to be used but as it is apparent that on board timing systems are the main point of reference, we can save a pair of hands in the race box by making these changes. VHF announcements will, of course, be used where appropriate and all the changes will be in the Sailing Instructions next year.
The Captain, Flag Officers, Committee and Secretary wish you all a great Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to the new season.
09 December 2019
The 2019 JOG prize giving in Southampton on Saturday 7th December marked the end of the season with a our JOG community trading in their oilies for their ball gowns and suits.
A very deserved Kathy Claydon with Arcsine was awarded the Imperator Trophy for Yacht of the Year. Kathy’s dedication and service to JOG has been outstanding over the years and it’s a real honour to have her sail within our fleet.
This year the Young Sailor of the year was awarded to Tom Adams. Tom has sailed with SCREAM for many seasons and represents the drive and dedication that JOG look for in its program to promote younger sailors.
Tom’s skipper, Stuart Lawrence commented “Tom is one of those crew members that you see on your crew list and feel reassured that things will probably go well for you. He’s a very likeable person who is compassionate and well thought off within the JOG community.”
Some exciting announcements were also made with more information to follow including rebranding our classes to Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3.
The JOG 70th Anniversary triangle race was also confirmed starting and ending in Cowes with the course taking the fleet to Dieppe and Fecamp.
All the photos from the prize giving are available at https://photos.app.goo.gl/QD32cNV3k8qTyDbHA
Congratulations to all our winners.
22 November 2019
We are proud to have launched a new feature of the website recently. JOG Connect allows crew to post to advertise themselves to potential JOG skippers and boats who are looking for crew. It also allows skippers to post vacant crew positions in order to find more crew. This exciting new feature it open to both members and non members.
This section can be found under the racing tab on our website or alternatively, use the link below.