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.
27 February 2019
Hello! I am Hannah Muskett and I am delighted to be a part of forming the future of JOG and creating a greater platform for the voices of young people within the club. I’ve been a part of JOG racing since 2016, coming from a background of national and international dinghy racing. I started sailing in Lymington at the age of 5 and racing from the age of 7, all the way from Oppies to Lasers and 29ers. Then the time came to choose between racing and university and university won. But this was no great issue, as the people I met and the sailing I was now exposed to were both fantastic. I was then shown the wonderful world of JOG! Easing in with the Nab Tower race I experienced the great standard of racing that JOG is known for – but that was it for 2016, as I didn’t know who to go to be able to do more of this exciting (and sometimes boozy) racing. Thankfully a year later a University friend told me to come do a JOG race with someone I’d never met – and it was the Nab Tower again, though this time even better. From there we started to pull in more and more university sailors and suddenly I was racing in thrilling coastal and offshore events with friends, whether they be 20 or 60 years old.
Now you may have noticed that JOG is changing, from our new website last year and an automatic results system at JOG Week, to a new and very much improved website this year. I think we can all well and truly say JOG is changing to meet our member’s needs (or as Dougie (our Captain) might say “keeping up with the kids”). Though it is not just about making sure JOG is great now, it is about future-proofing our collective interests and goals, so that they work as the club evolves.
With this in mind I have very kindly been asked to hop aboard and help navigate the club with regards to what our younger and future members would like. Whether this includes an easier platform to find a boat to sail on, helping skippers find crew, running events that people from all ages want to attend, or just someone to talk to – I’m happy to say that I’m here to help for all this and more.
So if you have any ideas or questions please do get in touch at email@example.com
See you on the water!
06 February 2019
We’ve created a dedicated listing with tendrr: https://tendrr.co/club/jog
tendrr provides a free CrewMatch service linking boats with crew. You can see who has a spare berth for JOG Races and communicate directly with each other to compete at each race.
Boat Owners: To get started click Find Crew on the JOG page. Register your boat and add the details of your JOG trip. You can specify how many crew you need, what position they must fill and what experience you’re looking for. Your post will then be visible to all sailors on the tendrr platform.
Crew: You can register your availability by clicking on the star icon in the top right-hand corner of the image of the JOG page. You’ll then be notified by email when a new crew request is added to the site. You can search through existing crew requests by clicking on the Find Boats button.
Once you’ve found a suitable match, you can communicate directly with each other using tendrr's messaging system, making it much more straightforward to get out on the water for JOG races.
For any questions, please get in touch with the team direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
05 January 2019
On behalf of JOG may I wish you a very happy new year.
At the AGM, I noted our thanks to Peter Cover as outgoing Captain, to David McGough as outgoing President and to the other committee members and helpers who have done so much for JOG over the last year and beyond. I wish to draw your attention to the dedicated race team in Cowes without whom our races could not take place, I am sure you will join me in thanking them for all of their efforts.
The JOG Dinner was a true JOG evening and well done to our 2 Vice Captains and Peter and Sandie for their huge efforts in organising everything.We have alot to look forward to in the next season, the NAB Tower race is just under 3 months away, which traditionally draws a large entry for JOG.
Having already taken the step to introduce an interactive website we have learnt alot. Based on our learnings and feedback from members we are taking the opportunity given to us by the Portal Company to streamline our website and to improve the user experience. Examples include; making the race entry process and race results easier for all of us to manage. We will use the current members forum area of the website to publish minutes of meetings in the members only area. Other member benefits will be introduced to the website development, which will improve the overall experience for JOG members.
Martin Banfield is currently working with Nick Barlow to map out and start the transition of the secretarial role. Martin will become the face of JOG as secretary with some dedicated support that we are currently working through with Nick and the other flag officers.
The committee voted last year to make AIS Transponders for Cat 3 races mandatory. The use of AIS transponders is an important safety feature that the club has decided to embrace in terms of best practice and due diligence. Having stood on a finish line in Deauville, St Vaast and Cherbourg for JOG last season, knowing where the fleet is and that it is safe is reasurring, plus I am sure you will all agree is in the best interests of JOG. The change will be reflected in the NOR and SI’s for the season.
We have a full and varied programme in place for 2019, also we are looking to finalise the 70TH anniversary of JOG next season. We intend to have a long race leading into a short regatta in the Solent area.
Your committee will be discussing this at our next meeting at the end of January and we report the outline plan to you via the website.
I look forward to seeing you on the water or at one of our JOG Post Race parties very soon.