-- In 23kts of wind, 12M American Eagle [double reef main only] does a Fly-by
of Vee Jay as we are leaving mooring.
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Vee Jay on
Cover, Naples Daily News Paradise Living section. 20 in. x 11 in. March
In Disguise Vee Jay as
Cruising Along Naples Beach
GPS Training Can we go
Setting Up This J/80 was dry sailed
out of Ft. Adams in its prior life, so we had to add a few cleats for its new
mooring life in Newport, and slip life in Naples Fl.
Action Here are 72 action photos
of Portsmouth Princess at the 2011 J/80 North Americans skippered by Tim
spin mark sequence #30-38]
About Vee Jay ... J/80
Hull number 1122 is a
"French" J/80 produced by J Europe, Olonne sur Mer - France to an order from J
Boats, Newport, RI.
But during that time the
J/80 hulls were built in Golddap, Poland, trucked to Gdynia, Poland, loaded on
a boat in Antwerp to Boston, and shipped directly through U.S. Customs to
Bristol, RI. There they were assembled with a US keel and
Apparently at no time ever did this
boat physically see France.
Naples Yacht Club 12.9.2015 -- Offshore
RegattaGulf Coast Sailing Club
3.28.15 -- 39th Annual Charity RegattaGulf Coast Sailing Club 2.28.15 -- Spring
RegattaMarco Island Yacht Club
2.14.15 -- Winter RegattaGulf Coast
Sailing Club 1.3.15 -- New Year's Cup RegattaNaples Yacht Club 12.13.2014 -- Offshore
-- Crane Dawg wears team colors to supervise launch at Casey's Marine. Plays
fetch with Vee Jay.
May 2016 --
Added another 1500 mile road trip ... now 6,000 miles in two years. Soon to be
back in Newport Harbor.
-- Tune ups with Lionheart--'Rocket 22' and Seabird--'F31'
-- GCSC 2016 New Year's Regatta
Dec. 2015 -- Naples Yacht Club Off Shore
without a spin leg.
July 2015 -- Newport via NYC to Raritan YC in NJ on Vento
Solare J/109 Delivery
Oct 2015 -- Now with 4500 miles, a trip from full color foliage
to full Dark Green Queen Palms with pure blue sky.
July 2015 -- Newport -- Vee Jay Crew on Race Committee and does
photo boat -- NBYC Regional
July 2015 -- Newport -- Rambler and Comanche Transatlantic
start off Castle Hill. Vee Jay Crew on J/109 Vento Solare
May 2015 -- Volvo Ocean Race Newport
April 2015 -- Towing Vee Jay after breaking wheel bearing.
Total height -- 13'5"
Mar. 2015 -- GCSC 39th Annual Regatta
Mar. 2015 -- Spring Break, Good Wake
Gordon River turns
into raceway with power boats on plane "sharing" channel.
Feb. 2015 -- Gulf Coast Sailing Club Spring
First Bullet Race on
Vee Jay in Naples was downwind start. Vic, Steve, Dana, Randy, TK ... Vee
Jay using new North white spin.
Jan. 2015 -- Checking out Vee Jay with Go Pro 3+
Nov. 2014 -- NaplesYC Off Shore Regatta
First Race on
Vee Jay in Naples was 20nm Naples YC Offshore: Vic, Brian, Steve, Randy, TK
driving at the finish.
1500 miles South: I95, I4, I75
End of Newport
Season, Vee Jay Packed up at Pirate Cove
with Brandon and Dave. Sept,
Captain Vic moves from a J/22 to J/80 in
Newport, RI Summer, 2014
-- It all started out, summer 2013, when Captain Vic thought that a seasonal
pass on a brand new J/22 at Sail Newport
Sailing Center would be the best sailing option in Newport.
But the J/22 was way too small, cramped and
uncomfortable for an easy spin program with seniors and kids. And the "allowed
cruising range" at Sail Newport just didn't match the need to spin off
Beavertail using Cap'n Vic's 30-year-old Program A spin routine.
So Easter Week 2014, a J/80 [2008 --
Portsmouth Princess] popped up for sale at Ft. Adams; and in a couple of
days, managed to find its way to the driveway at Cap'n Vic's crew quarters on
Here is the start on the ongoing
saga of Vee Jay ... the J/80. This is the 3rd Vee Jay; the first two Vee Jays
were J/30s ... over 30 years worth.
-- Vee Jay Crew tries out Neighboring Boat