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JB 55 – Sailing in Oz

I have just finished restoring a Jolly Boat in Melbourne Australia. The boat (JB 55 – Catherine Lucy) was built in 1970 from cedar and is now looking sensational. The Port Melbourne Yacht club has approx 15 – 20 JB’s sailing regularly on Port Philip Bay. The racing is very competitive and well organised by the club. Be great to get a few of you UK JB sailors over for a yacht and a barbie in the sun…cheers John


March 29, 2014   7 Comments

Advice needed on rigging a kite

I have an 18ft Jolly boat in Portland, Oregon USA ( a picture on the site shows it as the “Canadian” jolly boat)  and I recently had a spinnaker made for it according to the original plans.  I dont think the boat has ever been rigged for a spinnaker and as I also a novice at using a kite I am looking for advice.   What is the accepted rigging method on the Jolly boat? Any advice (no matter how obvious) would be appreciated.

April 15, 2009   Comments Off on Advice needed on rigging a kite

Jollyboats in Melbourne

2008 is the 50th anniversary of their Jollyboat Worlds – racing for the Ashes.

Jollyboats racing in Melbourne

Jollyboats in the Boatshed at Melbourne

Jollyboats in the Boatshed at Melbourne



Jollyboats in the Boatshed at Melbourne

February 2, 2004   Comments Off on Jollyboats in Melbourne