I had a J/32, the little sister to the J/35. Particularly if you have the deep keel
, it is a very nice sailing boat
, going to weather
better than anything I have ever owned.
It does have a lot of sail area, a SA/Disp of about 21. So you have to reef early and have the ability to reef deep for offshore
use. Install a third reef if necessary or if you are going to buy a new mainsail
, put in two very deep reefs
The boat is well built and will do fine for an offshore