First Race on Vee Jay in Naples was 20nm Naples YC
Offshore: Vic, Brian, Steve, Randy, TK driving at the
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
[note great spin mark sequence
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.
1500 miles South: I95, I4, I75
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