Tuesday, July 19, 2016

J/80 UK Nationals Announcement

J/80 UK Nationals sailing off start (Lymington, England)- The J/80 UK Class Association is delighted that their 2016 Nationals will be hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. The racing will take place in Christchurch Bay, which is a great open water venue with minimal tidal influence. Courses will be laid by the highly experienced race team in the Bay with the option to race in the more sheltered Western Solent in the event of inclement weather.

The Club is very enthusiastic about welcoming visiting J/80 sailors to join its newly expanded J/80 fleet for some great racing.  Racing will take place from Saturday 27th August to Monday 29th August, with a total of 10 races planned for the Championship.

J80 UK Nationals sponsorsThe Royal Lymington Yacht Club is pleased to welcome even more sponsorship for the J/80 UK National Championship being held 27-29 August. Skyscanner have generously agreed to support the main social events, Amis Productions will provide aerial and rib-based video coverage of the races and Helly Hansen will be providing very generous Goody Bag kits and Prizes.

These latest sponsors join the existing group of Berthon Marina, Seahorse Magazine, North Sails, Nick Cox Chandlers and Lymington Yacht Charters. We thank them all for their generosity.

A full shore-based programme has been arranged for the Championships. Both events include a free drink, pay bar and live music. Subsidized tickets can now be purchased for the two main social events by visiting here.

Royal Lymington YC’s Rear Commodore Sailing, Stuart Duffin, said, “The Club is delighted to be hosting the J/80s for their National Championships. We hope everyone will take the opportunity to enjoy our Club and make use of its facilities. Lymington is proving an attractive destination for this year’s entrants: with over 20 already entered. We are sure that our visitors will enjoy racing here as much as we do”.  Sailing photo credit- Paul Wyeth @ PWPictures.com For more J/80 UK Nationals sailing information