The J/105 is a boat that's easily sailed by two and rewarding to sail for an afternoon. You don't have to be a serious sailor to own a J/105. Many are set up with roller-furling headsails; in fact, furling gear is part of the class rules.
True crossover designs are the hardest to make work, but when they do, they usually become trendsetting, and that's the case with the J/105. She’s simple, but has a wonderfully efficient deck design with a generous cockpit. The hull form is low and narrow, with a very low center of gravity.