|J/70 WINTER UPDATE|
|North Sails Designs Faster than Ever|
|Congratulations Bruno Pasquinelli and team Stampede for winning the 55-boat J/70 Winter Series at Davis Island Yacht Club in Florida, with consistent finishes of 2-1-3 in the three-regatta event. Bruno used North’s XCS-1 Mainsail, a product launched last summer that also powered World Champion team Catapult in San Francisco last September.
Team Yeti have been crowned champions of the inaugural J/70 UK Grand Slam Series. The sailing team skippered by Jack Davies have been determined winners of the season-long regatta series organised by the UK J/70 class. Over 50 different teams competed in the series, and Yeti clinched the overall title by just a matter of points from Patrick Liardet’s Cosmic and Allan Higgs’ ESF Energy. Continue reading
Finally, the first step to competing at your biggest event of the year is here! The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host the 2017 Europeans from 5th – 9th June, with the biggest number of Js expected at one UK event since the J/80 Worlds in 2012. Continue reading
The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) is proud to be hosting the 2017 J/70 Class European Championships from Saturday 3rd to Friday 9th June, in conjunction with the J/70 UK Class Association. Continue reading
STOP PRESS: The Royal Southern Yacht Club is delighted to confirm that it has been awarded the J/70 European Championship in 2017 to take place from 3rd-9th June. Robert Vose is the Event Director and Stuart Childerley the PRO. We were extremely proud to have been awarded this prestigious event by the International Class Association following their decision to host the European Championship every year.
We will keep you informed when the event web site goes live. In the meantime please put the dates in your diary and you can enjoy some good J/70 video footage from the 2016 J-Cup here:
After the thrills and spills of Saturday’s high winds, a bright start was a welcome sight to competitors as they followed the committee back to the south side of the break water for the final 3 races of the championships. Continue reading
What a difference a day makes! With big breeze forecast the committee kept the fleet inside the historic Plymouth breakwater on Saturday, a wise decision as gusts of up to 28 knots were recorded. Under these conditions, it was the teams who kept cool under pressure who were set to see their fortunes change. Continue reading