Articles by: J/70 Class

Charleston Race Week

Consistent breeze that ranged from light to medium to heavy? Check. Close competition and exciting racing across the broad spectrum of classes? Check. High-quality race committee work? Check. Factor in three days of beautiful, warm, sunny weather and the 2022 Charleston Race Week demonstrated why sailors come back year after […]

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Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta San Diego

The Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series San Diego finished just as it started—with brilliant sunshine and a building sea breeze, conditions that local sailors expect this time of year. The ideal racing conditions also allowed the Race Committees of San Diego and Coronado Yacht Clubs to complete a full […]

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Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta

The weather front that was expected to sweep through Biscayne Bay after racing on Saturday, March 12 arrived early with the strong wind forcing racing to be cancelled for all classes at 0900 hours on the final day of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta. Superb winds for the preceding days […]

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Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta St. Petersburg, FL

At the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta in St. Petersburg, FL on February 18-20, the J/70 fleet featured the Mixed-Plus trophy divisions that requires teams to be at least 50-percent female. Seventeen of 31 J/70 entries qualified, and the Power Play team skippered by Beccy Anderson, of San Diego, not […]

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Lead Change at J/70 Midwinter Championship

The temperature dropped at the J/70 Midwinter Championship hosted by Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL, but the winds stayed solid in the low-teens, allowing another three races on Saturday. One more is planned for Sunday to complete the eight-race Championship. Fernando Perez Ontiveros’ Black Mamba with Gonçalo Almeida, […]

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Picture Perfect Start to J/70 Midwinter Championship

A postcard day on Tampa Bay delighted the 63 teams opening the 2022 J/70 Midwinter Championship hosted by Davis Island Yacht Club, completing four races. Under blue skies with temperatures in the 80s, winds started at 8-10 knots, then decreased briefly during a mid-day shift before increasing to 14-16 knots […]

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Bacardi Winter Series #2

All changed in the weather on the final day at Bacardi Winter Series #2 from January 28-30, with sun and a chilly north northwesterly 7-12 knot breeze. Teams were out on the race track really early to tune up in what was a stable and more even breeze across the […]

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