Monday, January 16, 2017

US J/70 Youth Championship Announcement!

US J/70 Youth Championship Win a FREE J/70 for your Sailing Club!
(Newport, RI)- The first annual U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will take place concurrent with the J/FEST New England Regatta from August 11th to 13th, 2017.  The event will be hosted by the famous crew at SAIL NEWPORT, Newport, Rhode Island and hosted at their extraordinary facility at Fort Adams State Park.

The goal of this event is to help develop and build leading-edge junior keelboat sailing programs across America.  The winning club of this event will get ”free” usage of a fully equipped International J/70 one-design class sailboat, with sails and trailer, provided ”free of charge” by J/Boats, to the winning club and its membership for twelve months.

US J/70 Youth ChampionshipThe U.S. J/70 Youth Championship (USJCA) is open to ten  Youth Teams representing US Sailing recognized Sailing Clubs or Organizations.  Sailing clubs may enter more than one youth team per event, but may only qualify one team for the USJCA championship in Newport, RI.

The 10 Youth Teams will compete on ten brand new J/70 Class sailboats with class sails (main, jib, spinnaker) that comply with J/70 Class rules.  The boats will be identically rigged and tuned at “base settings” that are recommended by the sailmaker.  Sailing photo credits- Phil Pape Photography.

In order to qualify for the ten slots, youth teams must qualify for entry by being the top scoring Youth Team in the J/70 Class at one of the following Regattas:
Here is the USJYC Notice of Race.  For more U.S. J/70 Youth Championship information, please contact J/Boats at “” or refer to the USJCA website.