J80

Sailing 12+ Countries- World's Largest Sportboat Class

J/80 has 1,500 boats sailing in fleets worldwide, including the USA, England, France, Benelux, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Hong Kong. Here's a selection of sailing videos that feature J/80s sailing in venues around the world as well as educational J/80 instructional sailing videos.

J/80 Regatta Videos* * Please Click Links for Videos
J/80 Worlds 2009- Santander, Spain
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J/80 Europeans 2010- Lake Garda, Italy
Introduction    Race_06
J/80 ECC Viviendas Sailing- January 2012 J/80 Deauville 2009- Day 2
J/80 Mundialito 2011- Santander, Spain J/80 JACKPOT Yamaha 2007 Sailing
J/80 NEXTEL 2012- Santander, Spain J/80 JENIALE!- Italy 2009
J/80 ESP 880 Sailing- Santander, Spain
Jan_2012  Apr_2012  Trofeo_Autoridad   Downwind
J/80 Worlds 2010- Newport- Scott Young Interview
Part-I    Part-II    Part-III
J/80 Match Race France 2010- Marseilles, France
Day_01    Day_02    Day_03    Day_04    Day_05
J/80 Campeonato Espana 2010- Puerto Calero, Spain
Introduction  Day_01  Day_02  Day_03  Interview-Morales
J/80 Match Race France 2009- Marseilles, France
Summary    Day_02    Day_04    Day_05
J/80 Campeonato Espana 2011
Day_01   Day_02   Day_03 
J/80 Match Race France 2008- Marseilles, France
Summary    Training    Day_01
J/80 Benelux Nationals 2009
J/80 Deauville Regatta 2010- France J/80 Italian Nationals 2009- La Spezia, Italy
J/80 Palma Mallorca Sailing 2010- Spain J/80 HostCupen 2007
J/80 New Year's Day Race 2010
J/80 Sailing Videos* * Click Links for Videos
J/80 UK Cowes- Sailing 30 kts breeze J/80 YATES & COSAS Fast Sailing
J/80 Wake-boarding Session- Plymouth Sound, UK J/80 Lake Windermere Sailing- Scotland
J/80 Sailing Downwind 18 Kts+- Netherlands 2009 J/80 MANIA Sailing off Spain
J/80 Fun Sailing Off Spain J/80 Sailing Norway- First Day
J/80 Planing off France- Training Day J/80 Planing & Broaching Lesson- Annapolis
J/80 GBR Team Sailing Practice J/80 Sailing Shilshole Bay in 24 seconds- Seattle
J/80 Sailing Off Palma Mallorca, Spain J/80 Rockland YC Kids Sailing Summer Beer Can Race
J/80 Instructional Videos* * Click Links for Videos
J/80 Extreme Sailing - UK Coach- Bill Saltonstall J/80 Training France 2010
J/80 Training Progam U.K.
Part I    Part II    Part III
J/80 Training France- February 2012
J/80 Training Downwind- Quantum's Flynn J/80 Swiss Lucerne Police Team Training

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The Family Rocketship

Sailing can be the world's best family sport. The key is a boat that holds the attention and interest of many types of sailors, young and old! J/80 does it all, with thrilling 15 knot rides under spinnaker or relaxed sunset cruises with mainsail only. SAILING WORLD rated J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sport boats tested.

Thanks to its 1400lb. Fixed lead keel (48% ballast ratio) J/80 has big-boat feel and requires less experienced crew. The boom is high for safety and good visibility. No one has to clamber over a cabin top because everyone sits in the 12 ft. long cockpit. Even toddlers are contained by playpen-high cockpit sides.

Be sailing in 3 minutes. Take off the boom cover and hoist the mainsail, attached to the mast with slides. Cast off. You're now sailing faster than other boats with full canvas.

 

Ready for more speed? Uncleat the furler line and pull in the jib sheet. Presto! Now you're really flying! Time for the afterburners? Pull the sprit launch control line, hoist the asymmetric spinnaker and trim. Now you're planing! To jibe, simply let off the old sheet and pull in the new. No one on the foredeck! You can even do it single-handed. And to think, prior to the J/80, this kind of performance was rarely achieved, even with a full crew of 4-5 athletic experts.

Join hundreds of others worldwide who are discovering how well J/80 fulfills their dream: A single boat which combines simplicity of operation, confidence building stability and sparkling performance in an affordable, low maintenance and trailerable package. Truly, a unique sailboat for the entire family!

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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. How great is that?

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. There aren't many wooden or metal tennis rackets, skis or golf clubs in use anymore. That's because newer boat designs that perform better and are easier to use are MORE FUN!  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 learned and designed into every "J." We invite you to explore our site to learn more.

J/Sailing Gear For 2017

JGear 250pxLook 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 5-7- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Tampa, FL
Jan 19-21- J/Fest St Pete- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 9-11- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Tampa, FL
Feb 15-18- St Pete NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 17-18- SCYA Midwinter Regatta- Long Beach, CA
Feb 19- RORC Caribbean 600 Race- English Harbour, Antigua
Feb 23-25- J/70 Midwinters- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 1-4- Heineken St Maarten Regatta- Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Mar 7-10- Bacardi Cup J/70 Invitational- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 16-18- San Diego NOOD Regatta- San Diego, CA

NEW 40' Offshore Speedster for 5 or fewer Crew

J/121 offshore speedster sailing off Newport The new 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 - NEW J/112E

J112E 01 19986J/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.

J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing

J70 spin08 redThe 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 1,300+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear. Learn more about J/70 here.

A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer - J/88

J88 SolarSailer cockpit 001 18209The 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.

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