Audi Sponsors J/70 Worlds

Porto Cervo, Sardinia)- The YC Costa Smeralda, in concert with the Italian J/70 Class, have announced that the J/70 World Championship has a major new sponsor for the event!

Riccardo Bonadeo, Commodore of YC Costa Smeralda, has announced that German auto company AUDI, partner of many international sailing events, will be the main sponsor of the J/70 World Championship 2017.
J/70 Worlds
The Audi J/70 World Championship is going to take place in the waters of Porto Cervo from September 12th to September 16th off the fabulous YCCS facility on the northeastern side of Sardinia.  Over 80 teams are expected from across the world, with virtually all European countries represented plus, Asian, North American and South American teams joining what promises to be an epic sailing experience for J/70 sailors.  For more J/70 World Championship sailing information

North Sails 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.


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Team Yeti crowned J/70 Grand Slam Champions!

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

European Champs coming to the UK in 2017!!

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: