49 J Boats at the RSrnYC Champagne Charlie June Regatta

The Royal Southern Yacht Club Champagne Charlie June Regatta lived up to its name with spectacular sea breeze conditions for both days of racing (12-13 June 2021). 49 J Boats were competing at the regatta contributing to over half of the record fleet of 87 boats.

J/70 World Champion, Paul Ward’s Eat Sleep J Repeat, won the 23-strong J/70 Class after nine highly competitive races in the J/70 UK Class Sprint Series. Martin Dent’s Jelvis had a great final day to move up to second, whilst Peters & Calascione’s Calypso put in a strong last three races to hold onto third.

“It has been super-close racing everyone seems to really enjoy the short sharp Sprint Series format,” commented Paul Ward. “Our race team did a fantastic job of turning around the races really quick in just perfect conditions. The standard of the J/70 fleet is just going up and up, and more people are attracted to the fleet by the fast and close racing. We will be back at the ‘Southern for the J-Cup, which is a J/70 Grand Slam Event, and I am sure there will be a great turn out.”

Five J/111s were in action at the Champagne Charlie June Regatta, Cornel Riklin’s Jitterbug came out on top ahead of Tony Mack’s McFly and Chris Jones & Louise Makin’s Journeymaker II. Seven J/111s are already entered for the Landsail Tyres J-Cup.

In IRC Two, Team Knight Build racing on J/112E Happy Daize finished second scoring podium finishes in all but one of the six races. In IRC Three, David Greenhalgh’s J/92 J’ronimo was third, scoring all but one podium finishes in a strong class of 12 boats.

The next major regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club will be the Landsail Tyres J-Cup, 24-26 June. The Southern has a long history with the J Boats family, and as always the Clubhouse staff and Sailing Office is looking forward to the regatta.

For more information including online entry: www.j-cup.co.uk