J/80 Worlds 2017 – More Races Added!

Following feedback from owners the race programme has been boosted to 1 practice race followed by 14 championship races!! 1 discard will apply after 5 races. Buoyancy aids can now be a minimum of 50N.

All owners have been emailed the NOR amendment 2 and version 3 of the NOR, that incorporates the changes from the amendment 2. These docs can also be found in the files section of the J/80 Facebook group.

With the entry fee soaring next month, now is the time to get your entries in!!


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J/80 Nationals 2017 – Entry Open!

The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble will host the 2017 J/80 Nationals from 16th-18th June, and entry for the event is now open. This is likely to be a hugely popular event, as it comes less than four weeks before the J/80 Worlds – also hosted by the Royal Southern – and two months before Cowes Week. So it’s an ideal opportunity to hone your skills and gain valuable race winning experience on the Solent.

The Race Committee aim to hold up to 9 races with a maximum of 2 discards, so if you aren’t available on the Friday you can still compete.

The entry fee of £150.00 includes:

– Crane for launching and lifting the boat
– Berth in Royal Southern’s Prince Philip Yacht Haven during the event
– Trailer storage during the event

Daily refreshments will be available post racing and the Prizegiving will be as soon as possible after racing on Sunday 18 June.

The organisers anticipate a healthy showing of prizes, including the J/80 Class Open National Championship Perpetual Trophy which will be awarded to the overall winner.

To enter, view the Notice of Race, sign up for social tickets and any further info please follow the link below:


Friday 16 June
Registration and crew weighing: 08.30 – 11.30
Competitor briefing 11.45
Racing: First warning signal 13.25 (2 races)
Dockside refreshments after racing

Saturday 17 June
Late registration and crew weighing 08.00 – 08.30
Racing: First warning signal 10.25 (4 races)
Dockside refreshments after racing

Sunday 18 June
Racing: First warning signal 10.25 (3 races)
Dockside refreshments and Prizegiving after racing.

See you there!

Entry open for 2017 J/80 World Championships!!

The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) is delighted to announce that online entry for the J/80 World Championships in 2017 is now open!  The Championships are open to the Members of the J/80 Class as defined by the J/80 Class Rule (C3.3) and entries will only be accepted via the event website: http://www.j80worlds2017.com.  The closing time and date for entries is 23:59 on Friday 12th May 2017.    Continue reading

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.

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