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J/70 Southern Area Championship at Royal Thames Yacht Club

Eight races were held in champagne conditions for 18 J/70 teams in The Solent. Bright sunshine and a huge range of wind conditions provided spectacular racing with fun-filled social events all organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. 2017 UK National Champions, Ian Wilson & Marshall King’s Soak Racing scored all podium finishes including five bullets to win the regatta and lift the Myosotis Cutter Cup.

“To be honest, the results flattered us,” commented Ian Wilson. “The J/70 UK fleet are getting faster and smarter, which is great to see. I think it is very important for the leading UK teams to race in the Solent because it does bring on the competition, and that pushes everybody on for a better performance. The Royal Thames event is a great one to win because it means you go to their end of season prize giving; it took me two days to recover after the last one!”

In second place was John Greenland’s Jdog, flying the colours of the Royal Thames, the team was racing one of the J/70s owned by the RTYC, four of which are available for charter. Despite not winning a race, Greenland’s team was only out of the top five in one race during the eight race series.

Graham Clapp’s Jeepster representing the Royal Southern YC started the regatta with a bullet and went on to score two more podium finishes, and no worse than eighth in the series resulted in third for the regatta.

In addition to the top three teams, six more teams made the race podium during the regatta: Niklas Zennstrom’s Rán, Joshua Flack’s Elizabeth, Patrick Liardet’s Cosmic, Simon Cavey’s Just4Play, Tara Gill-Taylor’s RTYC Academy, and Phil Rys’ Bryn.

The 2019 J/70 UK Grand Slam Series continues 18-20 July with Round 5,the J/70 UK Class Training Event, organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Early entry fee applies until July 15, 2019. For more information: yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eid=9454

Overall Results:

Pos Sail No Boat Name Owner/Skipper R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Pts
1   IRL 1123 Soak Racing Marshall King 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 9
2   GBR 46 JDog John Greenland 3 4 10 5 3 2 4 2 23
3   GBR 1169 Jeepster Graham Clapp 1 8 6 3 7 5 3 6 31
4   GBR 830 Rán Niklas Zennstrom 5 10 4 6 14 3 5 4 37
5   GBR 744 Elizabeth Joshua Flack 10 2 7 11 2 16 2 7 41
6   GBR 741 Cosmic Patrick Liardet 8 12 3 2 6 4 7 12 42
7   GBR 1051 Just4play Simon Cavey 9 1 11 4 13 7 6 14 51
8   GBR 972 YETI Freddie Davies 12 9 8 7 5 8 11 5 53
9   GBR 745 RTYC Academy Tarra Gill‑Taylor 4 6 13 13 9 11 10 3 56
10   GBR 974 EV Experts Tim Collins 7 5 9 9 10 9 9 15 58
11   GBR 282 Ocean Rope Adam Munday 13 11 5 12 4 6 14 11 62
12   GBR 1290 Bryn Phil Rees 14 7 1 8 DNF UFD OCS 9 77
13   GBR 290 Jenga8 Andrew Barraclough 6 15 16 16 16 14 8 8 83
14   GBR 263 Rascal Racing David Atkinson 11 13 12 10 15 12 13 13 84
15   GBR 1210 Jalapeno Brian Denney 16 14 15 18 12 15 17 10 99
16   GBR 868 Jackall Simon Spraggs 15 16 14 15 17 10 12 17 99
17   GBR 746 RTYC Stephen ODriscoll 18 18 17 17 8 13 15 16 104
18   GBR 800 Jackatoo Robert Orr 17 17 18 14 11 17 16 18 110