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2024 Schedule

2024 Grand Slam Championship and Events Calendar

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

Primary UK Events

Grand Slam Series

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.

Entry is for each individual event per that events own NoR. There is no separate entry required for the Grand Slam series. Details of series scoring etc. will be in the series Notice of Race which will be available via the class website early in 2024. The planned Grand Slam events in 2024 are:

EventDates 2024 OAEntry LinkCrew Declaration Form
GS#1 J/70 Grand Slam Opener6-7 AprRSrnYC
GS#2 South Coast Champs20-21 Apr RTYC
GS#3 UK Nationals *12-14 July RYS
GS#4 Cowes Week Mini Series27-30 Jul CWL
GS#5 RTYC Regatta7-8 Sept RTYC
GS#6 Grand Slam Closing **tbc Oct tbc

* The UK Nationals will be non-discardable for the series results.
** Final 2024 grand slam event to be confirmed – likely to be October and Solent based.  

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. The 2024 Sprint Championship event is:

Event LocationFromToOA
Sprint Champs (July Regatta) Solent 20th July 21st JulyRSrnYC

Other 2024 UK Events

J70’s will be sailing at a number of other UK events, including:

Warsash Spring ChampionshipsTBCTBCWSC
Cowes Week (full week)27/7/242/8/24CWL
HRSC Autumn ChampionshipsTBCTBCHRSC
Royal Southern May Regatta18/05/2419/05/24RSrnYC
Royal Southern June Regatta08/06/2409/06/24RSrnYC
Royal Southern Sept Regatta21/09/2422/09/24RSrnYC


The intent is that the class will organise a training weekend before the start of the Grand Slam series. Likely dates are:

Class Training – Solent23/3/2424/3/24RSrnYC 

Additional training may be organised through the season

International Events

2024 Continental and World Championships

Following the fantastic 2023 European Championships held in the UK and hosted by WPNSA, there are one European and two World Championships in Europe in 2024, so a great opportunity to travel to some super venues and enjoy top level racing. Dates are:

European ChampionshipsCala GaleraTuscany18/5/2425/5/24CNVA
Corinthian World ChampionshipsCopenhagen2/6/248/6/24Ryl Danish Yacht Club
World ChampionshipsPalma, Majorca14/9/2421/9/24RCNP

Note that the World Championships in Palma will most likely require qualification and invitation. The European Championship and the Corinthian Worlds will be open but likely to fill up quickly! 

Italian Series

The Italian J70 fleet is probably one of the most active European Fleets. In 2024 they will run a  series of 3 day events:

Sail & SkiRiva del Garda15/3/2417/3/24FVR
Event 1Cala Galera, Tuscany26/4/2428/4/24CNVA 
Event 2Riva del Garda28/6/2430/6/24FVR
Event 3Malcesine, Garda26/7/2428/7/24FVM
Event 4Ligurian Sea18/10/2420/10/24

Winter Series Racing 23/24

There will be J/70 winter series run in both Cascais, Portugal and Monaco from Oct 2023 to April 2024

The Cascais Winter Series will be run by Sail Cascais (, dates are as follows:

Sail Cascais TrophyCascais13/10/2315/10/23SailCascais
Winter Series 1Cascais10/11/2311/11/23SailCascais 
Winter Series 2Cascais8/12/2310/12/23SailCascais
Winter Series 3Cascais2/2/244/2/24SailCascais
Winter Series 4Cascais8/3/2410/3/24SailCascais
Kings CupCascais5/4/247/4/24SailCascais

Boat storage, help with transport and potentially charter can be arranged with SailCascais.

The Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series will run as follows: 

Act 1Monaco9/11/2312/11/23YCM
Act 2Monaco7/12/2310/12/23YCM
Act 3Monaco8/2/2411/2/24YCM
Act 4 (Primo Cup)Monaco 7/3/2410/3/24YCM

Chronological Calendar

Pulling the above into a calendar: 

October 2023

7th-8th – HRSC Autumn Champs (2023 GS#7)

13th-15th – Sail Cascais Trophy, Cascais

Nov 2023

9th-12th – Monaco Winter Series Act 1

10th-11th – SailCascais Winter Series 1

December 2023

7th-10th – Monaco Winter Series Act 2 

8th-10th – SailCascais Winter Series 2

February 2024

2nd-4th – SailCascais Winter Series 3

8th-11th – Monaco Winter Series Act 3

March 2024

7th-10th – Monaco Winter Series Act 4 (Primo Cup)

8th-10th – SailCascais Winter Series 4

15th-17th – Sail& Ski – Riva del Garda

23rd -24th – UK Class Training – Solent

April 2024

5th-7th – SailCascais Kings Cup

6th-7th – UK Grand Slam event 1 – Solent – RSrnYC

Dates TBC – Warsash One design Spring Champs

20th-21st – UK Grand Slam event 2 – South Coast Champs – Solent – RTYC

26th-28th – Italian Series Event 1 (Cala Galera – Tuscany)

May 2024

18th-25th – European Championships, Cala Galera (Tuscany)

18th-19th – Royal Southern May Regatta –  Solent – RSrnYC

June 2024

2nd-8th – Corinthian World Championships – Copenhagen

8th-9th – Royal Southern June Regatta – Solent – RSrnYC

20th-22nd – J-Cup – Solent – RSthrnYC

28-30th –  Italian Series Event 2 – Riva del Garda

July 2024

12th-14th – UK Grand Slam Event 3 – Solent – UK Nationals – RYS

20th-21st – UK J/70 Sprint Championships – Solent – RSrnYC 

26th-28th – Italian Series Event 3 – Malcesine

27th-30th – UK Grand Slam Event 4 – Cowes Week mini-Series – Solent

August 2024

27th July – 2nd August – Cowes Week full series

September 2024

7th-8th – UK Grand Slam Event  5 – RTYC Regatta – Solent – RTYC 

14th-21st World Championships – Palma 

20th-21st – Royal Southern Sept Regatta – Solent – RSrnYC

October 2024

3-6 Oct – J/70 German Championship – Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club Lake Starnbergersee

Dates TBC – UK Grand Slam Event 6 

Dates TBC – HRSC Autumn Champs 

18th-20th – Italian Series Event 4 – Ligurian Sea

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