Welcome to the J/70 UK Class Association! The most exciting fleet in UK sailing.
There are over 70 of us now sailing in British waters, with the majority of the fleet in the Solent. The class committee was formed by a bunch of keen owners who love their boats and want to encourage lots of big fleet racing, with the best shore-side entertainment too.
2019 Event Schedule
Each year we put together a full calendar of events, and as the J/70 is ISAF recognised you can compete at European and World Championships too. We have an exciting schedule of UK racing events for 2019 providing the best one-design racing, mostly consisting of short-course multi-race days.
Events in blue below form the J/70 Class Grand Slam Series, culminating in the presentation of two fabulous trophies, for the winner and the Corinthian winner! The Series includes 10 Events and you must compete at 5 events to qualify including the UK Nationals. The Series NOR will be published on the J70 Class Website shortly.
The major events combine to form the 2019 J/70 CLASS UK GRAND SLAM SERIES.
2019 J/70 Class UK Grand Slam Series
Event 1: April 13 – 14 Warsash Spring Championships (weekend 1)
Event 2: April 27 – 28 Warsash Spring Championships (weekend 2)
Event 3: May 10 – 12 Vice Admirals Cup RORC
Event 4: June 1-2 Southern Championships Hosted by Royal Thames Yacht Club, Cowes
(Not GS): June 22 – 29 European Championships Malcesine Italy (Not GS Series)
Event 5: July 18 – 20 J Cup Royal Southern
Event 6: August 10 -13 Cowes Week Mini Series
Event 7: August 23 – 26 UK Nationals Royal Torbay YC (Compulsory)
(Not GS): August 30 – Sept 6 World Championships Royal Torbay YC (Not GS Series)
Event 8: October 5th – 6th Hamble One Design Championships (weekend 1)
Event 9: October 19th 20th Hamble One Design Championships (weekend 2)
Event 10: October 26th – 27th Solent Championships, Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
2019 World Championships – Royal Torbay YC, UK
We are looking forward to hosting the 2019 J/70 World Championships in the UK at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. Qualification for up to 20 UK members was achieved through the 2018 J/70 UK Grand Slam Series.
2020 World Championships – California YC, Los Angeles
The 2020 J70 World Championships will be held at California Yacht Club, Los Angeles, USA from 14th to 19th July. We are awaiting confirmation of the number of places for UK boats. 2020 Worlds qualifying places will be allocated based on the Best 3 Event scores from the Grand Slam Series for UK boats. Full details will be published on the J70 Class website.
2018 AGM and Series Results
The 2018 Annual General Meeting was held at 6.00pm on 21st July 2018 in the North Dining Room at Royal Southern Yacht Club during the National Championships.
Amongst other matters the class approved a new J70 UKICA UK Class Constitution was approved and the 2019 regatta schedule was discussed. See agenda and documents.
Here are the results from the 2018 season.
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We look forward to sailing with you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Hannah Prevost, UK Class Captain or any of the committee members.