J/70 UK & Ireland Class Association

Join the most exciting sportsboat class in the UK!

There are over 50 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.

There will be plenty of J/70 events both in UK and in Europe in 2024. The main UK events will be the Class “Grand Slam” series and the Sprint Championships.

2024 Grand Slam

The primary series run by the class throughout the season. Usually up to 7 races over each weekend on Windward/Leeward courses. Run by individual host clubs, each event has its own prizes, plus overall series prizes will be awarded by the UK Class at the end of year class dinner and prizegiving.

2024 Sprint Championships

A weekend of fast and furious short format racing. Up to 5 short races back to back each day. Run as part of the Royal Southern Summer July Regatta The events will also incorporate categories for Youth and Mixed crews.

International Events

There is also a comprehensive list of J/70 events in Europe in which many of the UK fleet will be participating.

Join the class

We look forward to sailing with you in 2024. Please join the class.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ian Poynton, UK Class Captain, Phil Taylor, Sailing Secretary or any of the committee members.