J/70 UK Class Association Statement concerning the situation in Ukraine

The UK J/70 Class Association today announced that it has agreed to follow the recommendation of the International J/70 Class Association, World Sailing and the International Olympic Committee.

Accordingly, Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials will not be invited to, or participate in competitions organized or sponsored by the UK J/70 Class until further notice.

The UK J/70 Class Committee supports the coordinated approach within the global sports movement which is united by the values of equality, inclusion, respect and fairness.

Please see supporting statements here:

Statement from the International J/70 Class Association

Statement from World Sailing

Statement from the International Olympic Committee

Marshall King (Class Captain)

9th March 2022