The J/70 Class Association is thrilled to announce the support of a number of sponsors for their National Championships, taking place 2nd– 4th September from the Royal Western Yacht Club, Plymouth.
Chris Davison from Ullman Sails said ‘Ullman Sails is extremely proud to be the title sponsor of the 2016 J/70 UK National Championships. The leading international sailmaker is completely dedicated to the J/70 class and its competitors and is exceptionally excited to be so involved with the J/70 sailing community – one of the fastest growing fleets in the world. It is the goal of Ullman Sails to work with the class association to ensure the event is of the highest quality, run professionally, and offers each sailor the best possible experience on the water – a set of standards that Ullman Sails sets for itself in each sail delivered.’ Ullman are also sponsoring the 2016 World Championships in San Francisco.
Additional sponsors, Sol and Sagres, will be helping the dockside entertainment get off to a lively start. Fitting, being that our current World Champions are a Mexican team! Competitors can look forward to a Sol dock party after racing on Friday and a Sagres pre-party before the class meal on Saturday. Sol is the true original and much-loved Mexican classic lager and is an undeniable part of the Mexican spirit. Sagres, Cerveja Portuguesa, is the number one beer of Portugal, named after a small town where Portuguese sailors learned to navigate the oceans. These new sponsors for the class have timed their support well, as a number of owners are considering a winter training program in Portugal. There will no doubt be much discussion of the finer details in Plymouth.
The J/70 class are also extremely grateful for sponsorship from Grapefruit Graphics, Allspars, Force4, Thistle Park Tavern, Spinnaker Wealth Management, and Carbon Yachting, who will be at the event to promote their dedicated J/70 page, offering parts and services, as well as a repair service, as mistakes do happen! SOAK will be providing some terrific prizes for the winners too.
More than 15 boats are expected to compete at the three day Championships. Included in the entry list is Jack Davies’ Yeti team, fresh from winning an incredible three awards at Cowes Week, including the Best Young Skipper award. Jack said ‘After a fantastic result for us in Cowes Week this year, Team Yeti are really excited to be heading to Plymouth to contest the J/70 National Championship. The entry list looks extremely competitive so it’ll be great to have the chance to mix it with the top J/70 teams in the UK. It’ll also be great to be racing in Plymouth again after mainly racing in the Solent thus far this year.’
An extremely competitive fleet is heading for Plymouth, and the standard of racing will be first class. For more information about the Championships visit www.rwyc.org.