Thursday, February 6, 2014

J/70 Featured at U.S. Sailing Leadership Forum

J/70 one-design speedster sailing off Newport
(Mission Bay, San Diego, CA)- The J/70 will be on display this weekend at U.S. Sailing's Leadership Forum 2014 taking place from February 5th to 8th at the Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay.  This ground-breaking event connects leaders from all aspects of the sport including sail training, sailing clubs, community boating programs, racing and cruising associations and industry professionals.

J70 at U.S. Sailing Leadership ForumJ/Boats’ President Jeff Johnstone will be participating on two panels, one on Thursday at 10:45am to 11:45am with North Sails President Ken Read, Harken’s President Bill Goggins and others discussing the future growth opportunities for sailing.  Perhaps more importantly, Jeff will be discussing the “club-owned boats” opportunities using boats like J/70s, J/22s, J/24s and J/80s on Thursday at 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

Attendees will be able to meet first hand the people behind the products, including the world’s fastest growing sportboat class-  the J/70 (provided by local J/Dealer- JK3 Yachts).  The J/70 will be featured in the one-design tuning clinic and available shoreside for viewing on Mission Bay, right on the Hilton Hotel’s docks.  Limited slots will be available for test sails, for appointment please contact Jeff Brown at ph# 619.224.6200, email- or visit JK3 Yachts at   Sailing photo credit- Onne Vanderwal.   For U.S. Sailing Leadership Forum information