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.
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
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