Take a look through the results of three major regattas in the UK and Europe during the 2019 race season, the Fastnet, Cowes Race Week and the Middle Sea Race and the obvious IRC performer across all divisions is the French JPK’s.
If your touch points are value for money - the strongest used boat value of any brand - versatility and durability, the JPK 10.80 and JPK 11.80 are the IRC raters in your viewfinder.
These composite built yachts are durable and perform to their rating both upwind and off-wind as evidenced by their performance in the very tough conditions experienced in the 2019 Fastnet and Middle Sea races.
JPK Pacific in Australia has deliveries arriving in May 2020 and is now offering delivery spots in June 2020, still with time for the Sydney to Gold Coast Race and the Whitsunday race weeks.
For the short-handed sailing enthusiast, the JPK 10.80 has been optimised with specific custom features for extra sailing efficiencies. The CYCA will include a Short Handed division in the Sydney to Gold Coast Race 2020 as a qualifier for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart.
In the annual RORC awards the JPK 11.80 Courrier Recommande of Gery Trenteraux was voted the RORC Class winner IRC 2 and Tom Kneen’s JPK 11.80 Sunrise was placed second overall.
The JPK 10.80 orders have seen owners go for the carbon rig option by Axxon which has been tested and approved and used on all JPK yachts.
Axxon Rigging has worked with Jean Pierre Kelbert and JPK Naval Architect Jacques Valler in the optimisation process over the years.