Tuesday, September 17, 2013

J/Boats Sailboat Show Updates!

sailboat showSeattle, Detroit, Germany, San Francisco, Annapolis Netherlands, Long Beach Soon!
(Newport, RI)- In addition to the two major shows opening this weekend- (1) the Southampton Boat show in southern England (displaying the J/70, J/88, J/97, J/111 and J/122 Special Edition with on-site test sails for the J/70, J/80 & J/109) and (2) the Newport Sailboat Show in Rhode Island (displaying the J/70, J/97, J/111 with J/80 & J/95 at Discover Sailing), be sure to mark on your calendars upcoming sailboat shows taking place in Seattle, Washington; Detroit, Michigan; Hong Kong and Friedrichshafen/ Lake Constance in Germany.  More information on each below.

Sep 11-16- Seattle Boats Afloat Show- J/70, J/80 & J/105
Also taking place this weekend with an initial J/70 debut is the Seattle Boats Afloat Show that is running from September 11th to 16th on Lake Union right in the heart of downtown Seattle-- the "emerald city" of America.  There will be a J/105 and J/70 on display plus there will be "free" sailing lessons and "free" boat rides on two J/105s and a J/80 courtesy of the Seattle Sailing Club!  Awesome program for anyone evenly remotely inclined to learn more about sailing and how much fun it can be with family and friends!  Be sure to contact Sailboats Northwest- Bob Ross email.   For more Seattle Boats Afloat Show sailboat information

Sep 19-22- Lake St Clair Boating Festival- J/70
The J/70 will be making it's debut at the Boating & Outdoor Festival at Metropark on Lake St. Clair from September 19th to 22nd.  Learn more about what makes this fast little speedster the world's fastest-growing one-design sportboat class in the last four decades!  With over 18 fleets formed in America alone and over 500 boats sold worldwide on 5 continents, the J/70 is well on its way to becoming the first ISAF Class EVER to get "International" status less than 20 months after launching!  No other boat in the history of yachting even comes close!  Please be sure to contact your local Great Lakes J dealers for more information.  Or, to make arrangement for test sails on beautiful Lake St Clair on the J/70, please be sure to contact Sarah at Port Sanilac Marina- ph# 810-622-9651 or via email.  For more J/70 Detroit boat show sailboat information

Lake Constance/ the BodenseeSep 21-29- Interboot- Lake Constance, Germany- J/70
Over the past several months, the J/70 was scrutinized by some of the best sailors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, seeking to find that perfect balance between a "trailer-sailer boat" and a keelboat that could satisfy the needs of families on the famous Lake Constance, a gorgeous lake situated in the heart of the European sailing market.  Fifteen sailing and yacht clubs have selected the J/70 as “the new class for Lake Constance”!

From 21st to 29th of September, the J/70 will be on display and available for test sailing at the Interboot show in Friedrichshafen.  You can find more Interboot boat show information here

At the end of the show, the incredibly popular Deutsche Segel Bundesliga will have the fourth stage of their J/70 regatta circuit, sailing in a fleet race format from 27th to 29th of September.  The event has eighteen yacht clubs from around Germany sending their best sailors to compete for honors in the summer long series.  Host for this regatta on the Bodensee will be W├╝rttembergischer Yacht-Club.

For J/70 test sail schedule, please be sure to contact J/Dealer Peter Bangerter from Mittelmannswerft- email- peter.bangerter@jboats.ch  or website.

Sep 26-29- Auckland Boat Show- J/111
For the first time in New Zealand yachting history, a J/Boat will be on display at the Auckland Boat Show from the 26th September to the 30th September.  Remarkably, even the J/24 was never show in the New Zealand marketplace.  Taking that honor will be the International J/111 one-design cruiser-racer.  And, Australian J/Dealer "YachtSpot" will be working with their New Zealand partners, Craig at "Blackdown Yachting" based in Auckland.  For Auckland Boat Show information.  For an appointment, please contact Craig (info@blackdownyachting.com) or Ray Entwistle at YachtSpot- Ph +61-2-9449-4976 or email.

Oct 3-6- Marina Village Boat Fest- J/70 & J/111
The fleets for both the J/70 and the J/111 are developing quite nicely on San Francisco Bay.  Learn more about both boats from Bay area sailing experts Norm Davant and Pat Nolan, leaders of the J/Tribe at Sail California.  Also on display will be used J/105s and a J/124 for sale.  The Marina Village Boat Fest is the best northern California show in the fall, it's held at the Marina Village Yacht Harbor in Alameda, CA.  For an appointment or more information, please contact Teri Moore at Sail California- email or ph# (510) 333-7434.  More Boat Fest sailboat show information.

Oct 10-14- Annapolis Sailboat Show- J/70, J/88, J/111
The largest sailboat show on the East Coast of America is the Annapolis show.  Always a favorite gathering spot for sailors, Annapolis features great restaurants and bars, fascinating places to explore and experience.  Sailors from all over the world flock to this event to see the latest gear, hardware and innovative new sailboats.  Debuting this year will be the new J/88 family speedster! This little rocketship will be sure to please a whole new fleet of enthusiasts.  Alongside her will be the fabulously popular J/70 one-design sportboat and the fun-to-sail International J/111 one-design speedster.  For more Annapolis Sailboat show information.  For an appointment, please contact your local J/Dealer or J/Boats.

Oct 11-13- Mandurah Boat Show- J/122
Billed as Western Australia's biggest boating lifestyle event, the Mandurah Boat Show will feature the debut of the J/122 cruiser-racer, one of the world's most successful 40 ft offshore sailboats ever built. Easily sailed by family and friends (a recent yacht club youth program won a major offshore race in America- the famous Vineyard Race), discover why the J/122 can be a perfect all-around combination for both cruising, daysailing and offshore handicap racing.  The Mandurah Boat Show is about 40nm south of Perth, near Freemantle.  For an appointment, please contact YachtSpot's Western Australia partner, "VicSail Yachts" who are based in Freemantle (info@vicsailwa.com), or contact Ray Entwistle at YachtSpot- Ph +61-2-9449-4976 or email- info@yachtspot.com.au

12th October- Try-Sail Day in The Netherlands- 2x J/70 & J/97
For the past several years, the J/Dealer in The Netherlands- J/Benelux- have hosted a "try-sailing a J day" where they bring in a number of J/Boats models for sailors to try out.  It has proven to be a fun day for many Benelux J sailors to bring out friends and new crew to help grow their local fleets.  This year, on October 12th, Waterland Yacht Charter in Monnickendam, Netherlands will be hosting anyone who wishes to try out the two J/70 speedsters at the docks or the fast, highly successful J/97 cruiser-racer.  For more information, please be sure to contact Angelique Verhoef at J/Benelux- +31 (0)78 6305505 or email.

Oct 24-27- Strictly Sail Long Beach- J/70
If you love sailing in Los Angeles, you can't afford to miss this four-day sailing event that takes place from October 24th to 27th.  It's Southern California's best place to see and buy J/Boats, J/Gear and J/Accessories! The event is held at Shoreline Village in Rainbow Harbor.  Featured on display will be the J/70 speedster along with a used J/145 and J/133 for sale!  For more Strictly Sail show information, check out- http://www.strictlysaillongbeach.com.   For more J/Boats sailboat show information, please contact Lianne Houde at JK3 Yachts- email.

Nov 29- Dec 1- Hong Kong International Boat Show- J/70
There is no question that one of the more spectacular shows and venues around the world is the Hong Kong Boat Show held in the beautiful Club Marina Cove located in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, China.  This event will mark the debut of the J/70 one-design speedster, the fastest growing sportboat in the world.  Be sure to swing by and have a chat with Joey Liao from J/Boats Hong Kong about plans for class development in China.  The show opens with great pomp & circumstance on November 29th and ends on December 31st.  For an appointment or more Hong Kong boat show information, please be sure to contact Joey Liao at J/Boats Hong Kong.