Wednesday, October 16, 2013

J/80 2014 "Worlds" Circuit Announcement

J/80 Worlds 2014 sailing circuit(Annapolis, MD)- Greetings sportboats fans! The 2013 ECC's (East Coast Championships) are fast approaching. The regatta will be held at Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, MD. EYC is the site of the 2014 J80 Worlds! What a great way to get an early look at the worlds venue!  The regatta will be sailed from October 25th to 27th, with boat launch, crew weigh-in and social Friday evening. There is also a crew dinner Saturday evening!!! Registration and info are here.

Meanwhile, the J/80 USA Class Association Board wishes to provide all J/80 owners the plans leading up to the 2014 J/80 Worlds, being held at Eastport Yacht Club in Annapolis, MD from September 28th to October 5th, 2014.  The J/80 Class leaders have been working hard to solidify the 2014 World Circuit and believe there's a great slate of events to promote practice and familiarization for crews planning to sail on the Chesapeake Bay!

The 2014 J/80 Worlds Circuit is as follows:

- Jan 19-24- Key West Race Week- Key West, FL- the J/80 Midwinters
- Mar 6-8- Bacardi Cup Miami- Miami, FL
- Mar 21-23- Davis Island YC Regatta- Tampa, FL
- Apr 10-13- Charleston Race Week- Charleston, SC
- May 3-5- Annapolis NOODs- Annapolis, MD
- May 30- Jun 1- J/Jamboree- Annapolis, MD
- Aug 30- Sep 1- J/80 East Coast Champs- Annapolis, MD
- Sep 10-14- J/80 North Americans- Annapolis, MD
- Sep 28- Oct 5- J/80 World Championships- Annapolis, MD

Says J/80 USA Class Secretary, Chris Chadwick on USA #59 CHURCH KEY, "Depending on interest, the Class hopes to make Bacardi Cup work, so please let us know if you are interested in this event so everyone can plan accordingly!"

There will be an Overall Circuit Champion and Runner-Up Award. Boats need to compete in at least 50% of the races to qualify. Finishes will be weighted in accordance with regatta class size to keep it fair.  Please let us know your thoughts! We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the water!

Quantum Key West Race Week registration is "live", so hurry up and sign-up NOW, pay later! The revised venue is great, the sailing fantastic, and the drinks-- cold! We will be forwarding boat launch and water storage info soon, so stand by!  That’s it for now. Sail fast, have fun, and keep the cooler full."  For more J/80 sailing information