Saturday, June 17, 2017

British J/80 National Previews

J/80 setting spinnaker (Hamble, England)- Over the June 17-18 weekend, the Royal Southern Yacht Club, in conjunction with the UK J/80 Class Association, welcomes nineteen teams for their U.K. J/80 Nationals.  The RSYC PRO is hoping to run nine races with a maximum of two discards. The event is being seen by most teams as an excellent training program to tune up boats, sails, and teamwork in preparation for the J/80 World Championship the second week of July that will be held at the same venue (

Three countries are represented in the field, including French teams and Irish teams. The leading UK teams include Terry O’Neill’s AQUA J, Jon Powell’s BETTY, Kevin Sproul’s J.A.T., Clare Carden’s JITTERBUG, and Nick Haigh’s SLIGHTLY STEAMY.  The top Irish boat is Patrick O’Neill’s MOJO and the top French boat is Remy Hurdiel’s DUNKERQUE VOILE- WHITE SAILS.  For more UK J/80 Nationals sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.