The Royal Lymington Yacht Club has published its Notice of Race for this year’s J/80 Nationals, to be held Saturday 18th to Monday 20th August. On-line entry is now open, with incentives available for early entrants.
The dates for the Nationals dovetails well with Cowes Week, which finishes on Saturday 11th August. The short gap is convenient for teams entering both events, especially those not based in the Solent and having to transport their boats by road.
The Championship was last held at Lymington in 2016, when 26 boats competed in what was universally agreed to be a hugely successful and entertaining event. The race report and video from 2016 can viewed on Royal Lymington’s web page.
The team responsible for the 2016 event has re-assembled to anchor this year’s Nationals. Arrangements largely replicate 2016’s; Berthon Marina is providing a comprehensive berthing package, race management and protest / umpire teams will be international standard and, weather permitting, racing will be in Christchurch Bay, one of the country’s finest race areas.
The event has already attracted generous support from a range of companies; Solent Projects Ltd, North Sails, Berthon Marina, Harken and Nick Cox Chandlery.
So what are you waiting for? Use this wet weekend to get your entry in for the J/80 event of the year!