Check out the August issue of Yachts and Yachting Magazine for a 5 page spread on this year’s Europeans at the Royal Southern Yacht Club! Find out why the pack leaders think the J/70 is the perfect keelboat choice for women, featuring interviews with champion Claudia Rossi of Petite Terrible Sailing Team, Fiona Hampshire, Jack Davies, and Charlie Cumbley from North Sails. J/Boats, Newport, RI
Ian Wilson’s Soak Racing (RSrnYC) are the 2017 J/70 UK National Champions, after a nerve racking final day of racing in The Solent. Continue reading
By Louay Habib
The J/70 UK National Championship, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, will be held this weekend in the Solent. With over 1300 J/70s worldwide, and 146 teams entered for the forthcoming J/70 World Championship, this planing high performance sportsboat is the fastest growing sailing class in the world. Continue reading
After accepting a number of additional entries received past the July 3rd deadline, having now reached the record number of 175 entries, the organisers of the Audi J/70 World Championships have been forced to close registration. Continue reading
After nine scintillating races, the 2017 J/70 Open European Championship is decided. Claudia Rossi’s Italian team, racing Petite Terrible, retained their title in a thrilling final day of high speed action in the Central Solent. Continue reading
Racing finally got underway at the J/70 European Championships yesterday, but only just. Whilst Race One was conducted in a lively 18 knots of westerly wind. By Race Two, the wind had veered northwest and strengthened to survival conditions of 25 knots, and at times gusts of 30. PRO Stuart Childerley, wisely called a halt to the action after a brutal last race, which had plenty of competitors spinning out downwind, with a few spectacular broaches. Claudia Rossi’s Italian team racing Petite Terrible is top of the leaderboard after posting a 2-1, in second place is the Spanish J/70 Noticia, skippered by José María Torcida, which posted 3-1. Martin Dent’s British team racing, Jelvis 7, posted 4-4 to claim third at the end of the day’s racing. Continue reading
The J/70 Class are delighted to announce that entry is now open for the J/70 National Championships, taking place from the Royal Yacht Squadron, 7-9 July!
The class anticipates our biggest ever turnout at a J/70 UK Nationals. 19 teams enjoyed the 2016 event in Plymouth, but 21 started at the recent Southern Area Championships from Cowes.
The £350 entry fee includes 2 nights berthing at Shepards Wharf and tickets to the socials on both Friday and Saturday evening. Continue reading