Hi there, great site:)I have some information that you can use to compliment your page on the Jouët Caprice.I am putting together a nuts and bolts info page on it (in French) at http://www.jouetcaprice.com There are scanned images from the manual, where you can get the various profiles to illustrate the data page. Also the first caprices started to appear in 1969 and not 1970. Mine is from 1971, but I do not know of any that are 1972 so it may be that the Fandango took precedence over it that year, though I continue to search. You can see her official measurements here: http://www.jouetcaprice.com/jouet-caprice-guide.html including the sail dimensions. To compliment what already exists on your site at http://www.sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=5619I am missing Page 3 of the manual however, so if anyone has this I would be thrilled I am currently in the process of restoring mine (1971, number 75) http://monjouet.ryan-anderson.com
Difficult to find much on Jouet models.
Thank you for clarifying the name.
There may be a slight technical problem in that all the information here is stored in a MSSQL database. How it alphabetises certain characters, and the current char set is something I need to look into further.
But I am most grateful in receiving your posts concerning these models from 'Yachting France??' . So much so, that I am hereby appointing you the sailboatdata.com in residence expert on Yachting France, Emeritus.
The benefits of receiving such a pinacle of noteriety are, well, I know I will think of something.....
I just hope you check in here every once in a while, because I have number of questions I would like to ask.
By the way, you might be amazed at the number of the original GOLIF and TIBURON models were that were imported to the US.
I wish I could find you page 3 of the manual.
(I checked the UK site that has a lot of this stuff but nothing for the Caprice)
Something tells me that it won't seriously impede your progress in restoring the boat. Remember, you can't let any of this interfere with you role as official Yachting France/Jouët historian. We're counting on you!
Added a link to your caprice site to the caprice record.
"...With the Caprice, Yachting France completes its range of livable sailboats, which now has a continuity of size and prices. The Caprice (...) is meant to fill the gap between the Calife and the Régent. Its primary requirement was to be fast (insert list of regatta wins here bla bla bla etc. ) and its second criteria was to be livable....