- Junior Offshore Group
The Junior Offshore Group (JOG) is an organiser of offshore
yachtraces in the UK using IRC handicap system. Aimed at smaller yachts, though the size of the smallest yacht keeps getting bigger as the years go by.
In the UK racing is normally from the JOG startline off
Cowesand races are Cross Channel (Cherbourg, St Vaast, Fecamp, St Peterport etc. or inshore (Solent, Weymouth, Poole etc.).
A new race "The Illingworth Challenge Race 2008" will be the longest, from Cowes to La Trinite.
JOG fleets and racing also exist in countries such as Australia, usually centered in the capital cities. Some State yachting authorities there have separate JOG sub-committees to organise events across a number of participating Clubs.
The JOG was founded 7th December 1950 at the
Royal Ocean Racing Club. [Basic facts from jog.org.uk website]
[http://www.jog.org.uk/ Official website]
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