Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cowes Week J/70 & J/111 One-Design Classes!

J/111 sailing fast at Cowes Race Week(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the world’s best-known sailing regatta, taking place from 3rd to 10th August have announced a radical departure with the traditional Cowes Week racing- cool one-design racing in really fun boats!

In the "Monty Python tradition", upsetting and calling into question the status quo is nothing new for the "J" Team.  Two new J classes have been introduced to this year’s Cowes Week regatta. The rapidly growing J/70 fleet will have its own start this year and will have a race format of two races a day for theJ/70 sailing off Solent, England first four days.  The sailing should be a lot of fun.  Imagine getting 20-25 kt westerly down the Solent, beating to the first mark off Yarmouth/ Lymington, then simply smoking down the Solent, criss-crossing back and forth, leaving vapor-trails behind as the fleet flies towards the famous finish line off the Royal Yacht Squadron's deck on Cowes!

There will also be a dedicated class for the increasing number of J/111s coming to Cowes, allowing the exciting 36ft performance boats to enjoy some close one-design racing during the Week. The event concludes the J/111 European Circuit that will have commenced with the SPI OUEST France Regatta in the famous Brittany seaport of La Trinite sur Mer in April.   For more Cowes Week sailing information