Sailing 15+ Countries- World's Fastest Growing Sportboat
J/70 was introduced in March 2012 and in less than one year over 300 boats have been ordered. So far, fleets are developing in the USA, England, France, Benelux, Italy, Chile, Hong Kong and Australia. Here's a selection of sailing videos that feature J/70s sailing in venues around the world as well as educational J/70 instruction videos.
|J/70 Sailing Videos*||* Please Click Links for Videos|
|J/70 Sailing Music Video- Narragansett Bay||J/70 Fall Brawl Regatta- Day_01 Day_02|
|J/70 Sailing Bristol- Richie Stearns||J/70 New York YC USQS- Newport, RI- 3D Replay|
|J/70 Test Sail- Richie Stearns||J/70 Sailing- Pornic, France|
|J/70 Sailing Port La Foret, France- Euro Yacht of Year||J/70 Blasting off Malta|
|J/70 Boat Reviews*|
|J/70 VOILES Magazine Test- France||SAIL Best Boats 2013- J/70 Review|
|J/70 SAIL Boat Test- March 2012|
|J/70 Instructional Videos*||* Click Links for Videos|
|J/70 Setup and Going Sailing||J/70 Doyle Sails Test Sail|
|J/70 Ullman Sails Test Sail||J/70 North Sails- Key West Dowwind|
J/70 One-Design Class
Since its introduction in March 2012, the J/70 has quickly established itself worldwide with 900+ boats sailing in 20+ countries in 2015. So, far over a dozen fleets have developed in the USA and over a dozen countries in Europe have one-design fleets. In addition, fleets are developing in South America (Chile, Brazil & Argentina) and the Pacific Rim (China and Australia).
The first one-design J/70 event was held in September, 2012 when the New York Yacht Club chose the J/70 to participate in the NYYC Invitational Cup US Qualifying Series held in Newport, Rhode Island. Twelve boats sailed with twenty-four yacht club teams participating in the event.
Since then, J/70 Midwinters have been held in January in conjunction with Quantum Key West Race Week in Key West, Florida. The Midwinters have attracted over 50 boats per event, with numerous World, European, National and Regional champion sailors from various class participating. For 2016, the J/70 Midwinters will be held in St Petersburg, FL from February 25 - 28 at St Petersburg YC- register here.
The first J/70 North Americans was held in September 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland with a record 80 boats on the start line. Since then it has been sailed in Rochester, NY (2014) and San Diego, CA (2015). For 2016, the NA's will be hosted May 19-22 at Lakewood YC in Seabrook, TX- register here.
The first J/70 European Championship was just held at YC Monaco, sailing on beautiful Hercules Bay off Monte Carlo, Monaco. The 2016 J/70 Europeans will be sailed in Kiel, Germany from June 21-26 at Kieler YC.
The first J/70 World Championship was held in Newport, RI, hosted by New York YC and SailNewport in September 2014. The 2015 J/70 Worlds took place in La Rochelle, France, hosted by SR Rochelaise in early July. The 2016 J/70 Worlds will take place in San Francisco Bay, hosted by St Francis YC- register here.
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J/70 News & Activity
J/70 - World's Fastest Growing One Design, Trailerable Speedster!
Easier to trailer, rig and ramp launch.
Today, the J/70 worldwide fleet is over 1,600 boats strong, attracting some of the most talented sailors in the world and helping to spark growth of numerous sailing leagues across Europe. The Sailing World Overall Boat of the Year J/70 has taken the world by storm and future growth for this fantastic boat looks very bright, indeed! These days it is safe to say there is some J/70 event happening on almost any given weekend somewhere around the world!
Key J/70 Features.
More comfortable to sail on deck.
Easy for the entire family to join in!
On-board privacy, protection, storage & auxiliary power
The J/70 one-design class rules provide for a 2.5 hp outboard engine (gas or electric). This means one can sail further away from homeport without worrying about paddling home or hailing for a tow. Race Committees can start races on time and finish them later in the day without having to arrange tow boats.
J/70 International Class Association
J/70 Sailing Leagues- Europe, Russia and USA
Sailing for Life in Better Sailboats
Sailing is the ultimate freedom, the experience of being at one with nature and the sea, powered only by the wind and one's imagination. It's one of the few "life sports" that offers both a relaxing escape as well as an invigorating challenge. You pick your level of comfort and excitement. Sailing is never the same twice - each time on the water with your sailboat is a unique adventure that can enrich friendships, strengthen family ties, and refresh one's own sense of well-being. How many other outdoor activities can be shared with three or more family generations? It's been said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart.
What a Difference a J Makes
Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding a sailboat that fits you - whether you aspire to sail close to home, cruise to distant shores, or take up the challenge of competitive sailing. Performance differences between sailboats are greater than differences between golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis or cars. A well-designed sailboat, like a good sports car, is an extension of its owner. It could take years of sailing other boats to learn the difference that good design and quality make to one's sailing enjoyment. Or, you can save time and take advantage of what we've designed into every "J."
J/121 Offshore Speedster for 5 or fewer Crew
The J/121 is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just 5 or fewer crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. J/121 redefines offshore sailboat racing as a recreation and shared adventure with friends - fulfilling the growing need to simplify life and reconnect with those you really want to sail with on a boat that’s pure magic to sail. Learn more about J/121 here.
Elegance, Comfort & Style- J/112E
J/112E is the newest “E” Series of sport-cruising yachts. An Evolution of Elegant performance cruising design. This dual- purpose 36 footer has a spacious two-cabin layout and a roomy, comfortable, cockpit. Perfect for the annual club cruise, offshore racing or short-handed blue-water sailing. Learn about J/112E here.
A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer - J/88
The J/88 combines big boat feel with sportsboat-like acceleration. Add a weekend interior, inboard head, engine and huge cockpit and you have a versatile 29 footer. Blistering upwind speed of 6.5 kts and trailblazing speed offshore means smiles all around as you collect both the silverware and priceless sailing memories. Learn more about J/88 here.
J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing
The J/70 speedster is a fun, fast, stable, 22 footer that can be towed behind a small SUV and ramped launched and rigged by two people. J/70 sails upwind like her larger sibling (the J/80) and off the wind she simply flies - planing fast in moderate winds. With 1,400+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear. Learn more about J/70 here.
J/Sailing Gear For 2019
Look great this season in J sailing apparel. Check out the comfortable and fashionable sailing clothing, tech shirts, polo shirts, sailing jackets and sailing hats at the J/Sailing Gear site. Also backpacks, totes, J battleflags and other fun items like half-model sailboats are available as gifts and trophies.
J/Gear is fully customizable to your needs. When you order, you can specify just about anything you wish, including boat name, boat type, yacht club, hailing port, etc. Please be sure to visit our store here.
Upcoming Sailing Events
Jan 19-20- Bacardi J/70 Winter Series II- Miami, FL
Jan 24-27- J/Fest St Petersburg- St Petersburg, FL
Jan 26-28- Festival of Sails- Geelong, Vic, Australia
Feb 9-10- Davis Island J/70 Series III- Tampa, FL
Feb 15-17- Helly Hansen St Petersburg NOOD- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 21-24- J/70 Midwinter Championship- Miami, FL
Mar 6-9- Bacardi J/70 Winter Series III- Miami, FL