Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, are the latest sponsor to support the J/70 European Championships, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble. The regatta commences on Monday 5th June, with 50-60 entries anticipated.
Raymarine will provide onsite support at the event, and a selection of high value prizes for the final prizegiving, to be held on the terrace outside the sailing club’s smart new Prince Philip Yacht Haven. Gemma Dunn from Key Yachting, the J Boats agent in the UK, said “Raymarine Racemaster and Tacktick systems are fitted to most of the J/70s we deliver here. They are the go-to, easy to use, easy to read displays for these boats.” Competitors will be treated to a practice race on Monday, followed by four days of thrilling racing and daily prizegivings. The solid home fleet boasts a number of top sailors, and they will be joined by champions from eight nations, including Spain, Russia and the USA.
“Our high performance wireless electronics give J/70 racers the crucial information they need to make quick decisions in this highly competitive class,” said Harry Heasman UK & Ireland Sales & Marketing Manager Raymarine. “We wish all the boats involved in this year’s J/70 European Championships a successful event and we look forward to celebrating the commitment of these talented crews.”
For more information on the J/70 European Championships visit https://www.royal-southern.co.uk/Afloat/2017/J-70-European-Championships