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.
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.”
20 June 2019
Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels announced as sponsor of the JOG Cowes to Weymouth Race
The Junior Offshore Group (JOG) announced today that Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels will be sponsoring their Cowes to Weymouth, Yacht, Race.
Dougie Leacy, JOG Captain, had this to say: ”I look forward to, not only presenting their prizes at the Weymouth Sailing Club on 27th July but welcome their generous two part, sponsorship which will also enable JOG to offer its members preferential accommodation rates for our Annual Dinner and Prize Giving to be held on the 7th December in Southampton. JOG will announce the offer to its members very soon when tickets become available. Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels are a first class Southampton brand and this allies itself well to one of the South Coast’s premier offshore sailing clubs”.
About the Junior Offshore Group
JOG has focused since 1950 on making coastal and offshore racing accessible to Corinthian boats. While taking yacht racing seriously, they value sportsmanship and their community above all else.
JOG run about 16 yacht racing events each season split 50/50 with inshore and offshore races between 30 and 180 miles per race.
JOG is run by and for its members and few sailors haven’t heard of, or competed in, a JOG race.
About Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels
Jurys Inn is part of Leonardo Hotels, the group that includes the landmark Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour.
Jurys Inn hotels are ideally situated in city centres across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Their hotels provide guests with extremely convenient locations from which to enjoy local attractions and are renowned for their superb customer service and friendly welcome.
20 June 2019
JOG members can now track their JOG miles and hours for completed races. Members can opt to be included in the public leaderboards on the JOG site and automatically be entered for prizes at the end of the season. Simply log in to your MyJOG account, select MyJOG Miles and set a public name of how you would like to be known then select the option to be included on the public leaderboards.
You can also see all your achievements as a crew member or skipper for this and past seasons.
If you’re not a current member, supporting JOG by joining is simple, just click on the Join button on the website. Crew Membership is only £21 per year; this all goes towards supporting JOG, who are a non-profit making organisation run by and for members.
Members’ also benefit from discounts from our partners, including Exposure Lights and a soon to be announced major marine clothing company. You can access our expanding membership benefits here: https://www.jog.org.uk/members-benefits/