J/80 Nationals – Sponsors & Socials

The Royal Lymington Yacht Club is pleased to welcome even more sponsorship for the J/80 UK National Championship being held 27-29 August. Skyscanner have generously agreed to support the main social events, Amis Productions will provide aerial and rib-based video coverage of the races and Helly Hansen will be providing very generous Goody Bag kit and Prizes.

These latest sponsors join the existing group of Berthon Marina, Seahorse Magazine, North Sails, Nick Cox Chandlers and Lymington Yacht Charters. We thank them all for their generosity.

A full shore-based programme has been arranged for the Championships. Subsidised tickets can now be purchased for the two main social events by visiting: J/80 Nationals 2016

Both events include a free drink, pay bar and live music:

Saturday              immediately after racing, a dock-side hog roast at Berthon Marina.

£10 each for competitors and friends.

Sunday                 Regatta Dinner at RLymYC.

£25 each for competitors and friends.

RLymYC’s Rear Commodore Sailing, Stuart Duffin, said, “The Club is delighted to be hosting the J/80s for their National Championships. We hope everyone will take the opportunity to enjoy our Club and make use of its facilities. Lymington is proving an attractive destination for this year’s entrants: with over 20 already entered. We are sure that our visitors will enjoy racing here as much as we do”.


Friday 26th August

10:00-18:00:                      Registration at RLymYC’s first floor Island Room

(our admin base for the whole event).

18:30:                                  Welcome drink. Entrants are welcome to use the club’s bar and restaurant.

Saturday 27th August

08:00-09:00:                      Registration

08:30:                                  Tea/coffee & bacon rolls at the Club (can be pre-ordered on-line)

09:15:                                  Competitor briefing

11:25:                                  Warning Signal for Race 1

17:30: *                             Hog Roast, Live Music & Cash Bar at Berthon. Tickets £10.00pp.

(Dress Code: Sailing)

Sunday 28th August

08:30:                                  Tea/coffee & Bacon rolls at Berthon (pre-ordered on line)

10:25:                                  First warning signal

18:00-19:00                       UK Class Association AGM

19:00 for 19:30                 Regatta Dinner (3 course dinner at RLymYC) with limited free wine.

Band: ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’. Carriages at 2330.

£25 each (must be pre-booked on-line)

Monday 29th August

08:30:                                 Tea/coffee & Bacon rolls at Berthon (pre-ordered on line)

10:25:                                  First warning signal

15:30: *                              Craning out starts for visitors arriving by road

16:00: *                              Prize giving and free buffet food.

Early evening:                    Hamble-based boats ride flood tide home

Drinks for anyone with any energy left!


* is an approx. time and will be as soon as possible after racing.