Monday, March 10, 2014

J/22 World Championship Announcement

J/22 World Championship- South Africa(Deneysville, South Africa)- The South African J/22 class is proudly hosting the J/22 World Championships at the Vaal Dam situated in the Northern Free State Province, from April 26th to May 2nd. The Deneysville Aquatic Club, in the small village of Deneysville on the Free State side of the dam, will be the privileged co-host for the social events. The regatta centre and base the world championship fleet will be at Manten Marina, also situated in the village of Deneysville. The amazing facilities at this marina will provide all the necessary equipment to accommodate all the participating J/22’s. There are many clubs, bed & breakfast, and lodge accommodations available around the beautiful lake.

During the month of April, the J/22 class will be hosting a “Festival of Sailing.” Over the Easter weekend, the J/22 South African National Championships will be held from the 18th to 21st April. The week following is the J/22 World’s starting on April 26th.

J/22 sailboats- sailing South Africa WorldsThe host club, D.A.C., is renowned for its hospitality and is pulling out all the stops to co-host the event. The full-time catering facilities in the club house will keep the sailors fed and hydrated throughout the event. They will offer campsite accommodation to all the competitors on the club grounds. Alternative, excellent camping facilities at Lake Deneysville Yacht club offer a much larger camping space if you need to spread out.

Deneysville’s thriving tourism industry offer a wide variety of Bed & Breakfast accommodation as well as self-catering and Guest House type accommodation. A list of enthusiastic service providers will be available for any enquiries.

Charter boats- where and how to get them? It’s not too late to join us!  The J/22 class is currently 52 boats strong in South Africa with the majority of the boats sailed regularly. The class has worked with owners who are not participating in the event to make their boats available for charter.  BTW, the charter fee is affordable!  The class will be managing this process for the owners and competitors to be sure the boats are in race-ready condition and the owners are confident all will be done to look after their boat and keep their minds at rest.   Regatta registration can be done by email- “”.  For complete regatta information, please visit