The Swiss Take the Win at the J/70 Worlds
The J/70 World Championships took place last week in Monaco. Twenty-three nations, 90 boats and 400 sailors gathered at Yacht Club de Monaco, the clubs first time organizing the championship in collaboration with the J/70 International Class.
It was great to see lots of UK J/70 boats and crews make the journey across to France to race at the event. ‘Jelvis’ and its crew made the journey down from the Island Sailing Club, Cowes and came in the top 15, in 11th place. Calypso, Jeepster, Brutus 2, Eat Sleep J Repeat and DSP Property from the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble. Chaotic from the Royal Thames Yacht Club. And Irish boat ‘Wildcard’ from the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
After a slow first few days In Monaco with no racing, the wind picked up on the final day and the three races were completed. Swiss boat ‘Decouvertes Geomod’ took the win overall in the Open category. It was another win for the Swiss in the Corinthian category , with ‘Quarter2Eleven’ taking the top spot. However, Doug Struth and his crew from Hamble on ‘DSP Property’ came in 6th in the Corinthian category, a great result out of the many boats that raced in Monaco. ‘Jelvis’ also made it into the top 15 in 11th place.
Dates for the J/70 Class schedule have been announced for 2023:
UK Nationals in Weymouth – 26th– 28th August
Europeans in Weymouth – 2nd – 9th September
Worlds in St Petersburg, Florida – 30th October – 5th November
Key Yachting currently has 3 J/70’s for sale on our brokerage so if you’re interested in a J/70 and racing in the J/70 class, then contact the Key Yachting team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 02380 455669 for more information.