Royal Lymington Yacht Club to host 2019 J/80 UK National Championships

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

No Regrets Win Solent Projects J/80 UK National Championships 2018!

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

Triple Crown for Rayco Tabares at J/80 World Championships!

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.
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J/80 World Championships 2017: Event Preview

10th – 14th July

By Louay Habib

Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, in conjunction with the UK J/80 Class Association.

The 16th edition of the J/80 World Championship, is proudly hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. 47 teams from Australia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain will be competing. 14 races are scheduled to take place in The Solent, providing four days of top class racing for a truly world class fleet. Continue reading

Magnificent Seven for J.A.T!

Kevin Sproul’s name has been etched on the J/80 Open National Championship Trophy for the seventh time. Racing J.A.T., the Scottish helmsman scored no lower than a fourth in nine races, to win the UK National title in a fleet of 21 boats. Jon Powell’s team, racing Betty, is the runner up, just a point ahead of Olympic Silver Medallist, Luke Patience, racing Ryoko Meka. Continue reading