J80 News

J/80 UK Nationals Returns to Lymington
(Lymington, England)- Following the success of the 2018 Championships, the J/80 UK Class Association is delighted that their 2019 Nationals will be hosted again by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Racing will take place from Saturday 24th August to Monday 26th August, with a total of 9 races planned for the Championship. Registration will be available on Friday 23rd.The Notice of Race and Entry Form are now available from the Club’s website;https://rlymyc.org.uk/staging-area/OnTheWater/Racing/Race_Events/J80Nationals.aspxThe event is generously supported by North Sails, Seahorse Magazine, Harken, Nick Cox Chandlery, and Priory Wines.The racing will take place in Christchurch Bay, which is a great open...
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Women Lead J/80 Campeonato de Espana
(Santander, Spain)- The Spanish J/80 Championship that takes place in Santander shows the evolution of the women's sailing in both Spain and Europe; with five women's teams among the forty-three participants. The J/80 class is widely known for the large number of women sailors that participate in the class, either as members of mixed or totally women crews.The Real Club Marítimo de Santander, cradle of great international sailors and possessor of one of the most powerful fleets of J/80’s in Spain, faces the challenge of organizing the thirteenth edition of the Spanish J/80 Championship."The J/80 class is the perfect showcase...
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COURRIER ECOLE NAVALE Smoke J/80s @ GPEN
(Brest, France)- From May 30th to June 2nd, the Grand Prix Ecole de Navale took place in the spectacular Atlantic waters off Brest, France. Twenty-nine J/80s took to the starting line and, after three thrilling days of racing, managed to sail eight races. Winning the regatta was Pierre Laouenan’s COURRIER ECOLE NAVALE with crew of Eric Brezellec, Christian Ponthieu, Jean Queveau, and Tiphaine Ragueneau. Winning five of their eight races, Laouenan’s crew proved dominant, taking the series by six points with a total score of 12 pts net. Taking the silver on the podium was a familiar top French crew,...
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Landsail Tyres J-Cup Announcement
(Hamble, England)- The Landsail Tyres J-Cup, organized by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, by invitation of Key Yachting UK, is set to be a special event. The 2019 edition will run alongside the J/70 UK Class Training Event, incorporating the UK Grand Slam Series, part of the build up to the first J/70 World Championship to be held in the UK. Racing action is expected to be exciting and highly competitive, especially in the J/109 and J/88 Classes, which will decide their respective UK National Championships. From July 18th to 20th, up to nine races are scheduled on tight Solent...
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Record Set @ CaixaBank Trofeo Conde de Godó
(Barcelona, Spain)- The prestigious regatta organized by the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona since 1974, the CaixaBank Conde de Godó Trophy, saw a new record set this past weekend. On the final day of the 46th edition of the event, the J/80 BRIBON-MOVISTAR of Marc de Antonio and Sofia Bertrand became the most successful team in the history of the event. It was the 16th victory for the BRIBON MOVISTAR team in the Conde de Godó, adding eleven titles in Offshore Racing and five in one-design classes.While the J/80 Class saw domination from the BRIBON-MOVISTAR team, the team of Pepequin...
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J/Crews Love The FIGAWI Memorial Day Race
J’s Sweep PHRF S1 & S2 Classes!(Hyannisport, MA)- The most popular offshore Memorial Day event in New England has to be the “The Figawi”. Saturday morning, the PHRF pursuit-style race started off Hyannis at 10:00am and sent the fleet off on a 25.0nm adventure to Nantucket. While it was a gorgeous day on Saturday, the wing Gods did not cooperate, making it a longer than normal cruise across Nantucket Sound to the finish line off the harbor entrance. Most boats took around 6+ hours to make the crossing, about a 4.2 kts average! Nevertheless, the breeze angles seemed favorable to...
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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

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


The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) is delighted to be hosting next year's J/80 Class World Championships, with racing from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July. The Hamble-based

J80 UK Nationals- Lymington YC(Lymington, England)- There are only 10 days to go until the J/80 Nationals at Royal Lymington YC that start on Saturday 27th August. With 23 boats entered so far and

J/80 North American Champions(Toronto, ONT, Canada)- The J/80 Class Association held the J/80 NA’s for the first time ever outside of the USA on Lake Ontario, hosted by

J80 world championship off Sotogrande, SpainFrench COURRIER JUNIOR Team takes Silver
(Sotogrande, Spain)- The Spanish skipper, Rayco Tabares and the HOTEL PRINCESS YAIZA TEAM won the J/80 Marina Sotogrande World Championship and became the