FJ is the common name given to the dinghy
called a Flying Junior
. In their original form they had spinakers
s. Now they are primarily used in college sailing
competitions in the U.S.
where they used with just main
, making them very simple boat
s. Their specifications are:
The FJ is a very popular choice for college sailors because it is a very tactical boat, because it is easy to tack and it points very close to the wind. This is in contrast to the 420 which is slower to tack, and points lower.