(Newport, RI)- The J/80 North American Class Association is pleased to announce that Sail Newport, Newport RI has been selected to host the J/80 2020 World Championships, September 28th to October 3rd, 2020. Continue reading
Lymington, the home town of the biggest and most active J/80 fleet in the UK, will once again host the National Championships. Twenty J/80s are based there.
The Royal Lymington Yacht Club, which hosted the extremely successful 2016 and 2018 Championships, is the natural choice for the 2019 Nationals venue.
Demonstrating their proficiency and enthusiasm, the club has already appointed a Race Officer for the event and set about assembling an international-standard team.
The regatta will take place Saturday 24th – Monday 26th August, taking advantage of the bank holiday weekend.
Further details will be announced later on https://rlymyc.org.uk/
Hosted by RLymYC
Report by Chris and Hannah Neve.
17 J/80s came to the RLymYC to contest the J/80 National Championships sponsored by Solent Projects and Seahorse Magazine, including last year’s National Champions Phil Taylor and Kevin Sproul on JAT and fresh from winning Cowes Week Jon Powell on Betty, plus a spread of talent including Jeremy Robinson and Geoff Carveth. Continue reading
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 new rules are now in effect, including the following changes.
- Increase of Crew Weight
C.4.1. The maximum crew weight in swimming apparel is 350 kg with no limit on numbers of crew.
Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, in conjunction with the UK J/80 Class Association.
Rayco Tabares has now won the J/80 World Championship four times! The Spanish team from Lanzarote, Canary Islands, led the regatta from the first day to the last, but did survive a jitter on the penultimate day. On the last day of racing, the team scored two second place finishes to clinch the world title. A northerly breeze ranging from 10-18 knots, with shifts both to the west and the east, provided yet another testing race course in the Central Solent. All fourteen scheduled races were completed, much to the satisfaction of the competitors, which roundly showed their approval for a World Championship that was extremely well run.
Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, are continuing their support of the J Boats fleets by sponsoring the J/80 World Championships next week. Continue reading