Baptism of Fire at J/70 Europeans

Racing finally got underway at the J/70 European Championships yesterday, but only just. Whilst Race One was conducted in a lively 18 knots of westerly wind. By Race Two, the wind had veered northwest and strengthened to survival conditions of 25 knots, and at times gusts of 30. PRO Stuart Childerley, wisely called a halt to the action after a brutal last race, which had plenty of competitors spinning out downwind, with a few spectacular broaches. Claudia Rossi’s Italian team racing Petite Terrible is top of the leaderboard after posting a 2-1, in second place is the Spanish J/70 Noticia, skippered by José María Torcida, which posted 3-1. Martin Dent’s British team racing, Jelvis 7, posted 4-4 to claim third at the end of the day’s racing. Continue reading

Entry Open for J/70 Nationals!

The J/70 Class are delighted to announce that entry is now open for the J/70 National Championships, taking place from the Royal Yacht Squadron, 7-9 July!

The class anticipates our biggest ever turnout at a J/70 UK Nationals. 19 teams enjoyed the 2016 event in Plymouth, but 21 started at the recent Southern Area Championships from Cowes.

The £350 entry fee includes 2 nights berthing at Shepards Wharf and tickets to the socials on both Friday and Saturday evening. Continue reading