Tuesday, May 21, 2013

J/70 Mid-Atlantic Fleet Development

J/70s sailing one-design(Hampton, Virginia)- After their inaugural winter circuit, the J/70s continue to grow their local and regional fleets across the world as sailors continue to spread the excitement about this amazingly popular "baby J".  In such a short life-span, the J/70 has been setting attendance records in most major regattas they've participated in as a class- namely, Key West, St Pete NOOD, Charleston and Annapolis NOOD.  Next up are some really fun, laid-back events that are developing for 70s in Europe as well as across America.

In the Mid-Atlantic region, the J/70 circuit has evolved into the following events that sailors in the areas of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, the Carolinas, Georgia and northern Florida should take into account for their summer sailing plans.  Here is the latest schedule:

May 30- June 2- Southern Bay Race Week- Hampton Yacht Club- Hampton, VA- http://www.blacksealcup.com or please contact- Lin McCarthy at (757) 850-4225 or email-mcbear@earthlink.net.

June 15-16- James Island One Design Regatta- James Island, SC- http://www.jiyc.org/sailing.html or please contact Jack Martin at (941) 266-2856 or email- jwmartinjr@gmail.com.

July 27-28- Carolina Yacht Club Regatta- Charleston, SC- please contact Tommy Harken at (843) 830-4483 or email at Tommy@northpointyachtsales.com.

For more J/70 Mid-Atlantic sailing information, be sure to contact John Killeen/ JBoats Carolina at 704-236-8303 or email jkilleen@jboatscarolina.com.  Sailing photo credit- Tim Wilkes.com