Monday, July 27, 2015

J/70 Eurocup Announcement

J/70s sailing in ItalyJ/70 Europeans @ YC Monaco!
(Riva del Garda, Italy)- Ever since the J/70 made its European debut at the 2013 Eurocup - held on gorgeous Lake Garda in Italy - the event has become increasingly popular not only with the local fleet, but also with a growing number of boats from all around Europe.  You could say, the Garda "wind farm" is getting ready for the final act of J/70 Alcatel OneTouch Italian Trophy!

The 2015 edition will take place from 9th to 12th September at Fraglia Vela Riva, the first Italian yacht club to believe in the great new J sportboat, designed by Alan Johnstone.  Right from the beginning, Fraglia Vela Riva introduced the J/70 class to an international event on its calendar over the past two years.  As a result, that means J/70s are destined to become THE European one-design sportboat of the current millennium!

Now, Lake Garda gets ready for the third edition of the J/70 international regatta.  Indeed, following the success of last year’s J/70 European Championship on Lake Garda, this year many entries are expected with top Olympic & World Champion sailors participating from France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Great Britain, Spain, Slovenia, Monaco and Italy to challenge for the overall spot of the event that marks the final act of the circuit J/70 Alcatel OneTouch Italian Trophy. You can find the EuroCup NOR/ Registration here.

After the EuroCup, many of the teams will head across the top of Italy to the westernmost edge of the Italian Riviera along the Mediterranean to sail the J/70 Europeans at YC Monaco’s spectacular facilities in Monte Carlo.  Jacopo Carrain, President of the Monaco J/70 Class, is expecting more than 50+ boats for the event.  They, too, are looking forward to rolling out the red carpet for J/70 teams from across the continent.  Mark your calendars now for this event being held from 12th to 17th October, about one month after the Lake Garda event.  For more J/70 EuroCup sailing information   For more J/70 European Championship sailing information