J/70

J/70

4 Seasons

J/70 is a 6.93-metre sailboat class designed by Alan Johnstone and first built in 2012. The boat is built by J Boats in the United States. More than 1100 had been constructed by 2017.

There’s no foredeck work, no hoisting at the mast, everything is done from the cockpit, which you’ll find surprisingly roomy. The spinnaker sits nicely in the hatch so that when you’re ready to launch, simply throw it up and wind in the furling jib. Finding crew is easy too, with no weight limits, just a minimum of three persons.

The J/70 will thrill you. But while you’ll feel as though you’re on the edge, you won’t feel as though you’re going over the edge. The J/70 is as stable as it is powerful.

Unlike some of its contemporaries, the J/70 will plane in 12 knots of wind without even trying. Fly the spinnaker and whizz around the race track at 14 knots or more.

The lifting keel means that you don’t have to pay expensive berthing fees, most marinas offer great drysail packages. Alternatively keep it on your driveway! The combined weight of the J/70 and its trailer is 1,250kg; a load that is suitable for most cars to tow home.

The J/70 will comfortably fit a family of 4 or 5, so is a great step from dinghy sailing to keelboats. The simple layout makes the J/70 a super boat for teaching youngsters.

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  • 2017 J/70 European Championship - Practice Day

    Episode 1

    Practice Day at the start of the J/70 Euros hosted by Royal Southern Yacht Club. Many of the teams kept safe within the Hamble not wanting to damage any kit due to the strong winds. But the more adventurous ventured out for a spin around the Eastern Solent with reigning European Champion, Claudia...

  • 2017 J/70 European Championship - Day One

    Episode 2

    Day One of the 2017 J/70 European Championships hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Hectic day for the PRO, Stuart Childerley, as the Solent was growling with heavy swell and gusts over 30 knots. After venturing out onto the race course his team took the wise decision to call off the day's r...

  • 2017 J/70 European Championship - Day Two

    Episode 3

    Second day of racing at the 2017 J/70 European Championships hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. "Fast, Fun & Very Choppy - Welcome To The Solent" - the fleet of 42 sports boats hit the waves and wind for two races with Italy's Claudia Rossi in Petite Terrible cruising in with a bullet and a...

  • 2017 J/70 European Championship - Day Three

    Episode 4

    Day Three of the 2017 J/70 European Championships hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. It's looking like a 'Two Horse Race" with the Spanish, Noticia, and Italians, PETITE TERRIBLE, switching places with consistent top three places in all six races. Making up for the delay in bad weather earl...

  • 2017 J/70 European Championship - Final Day

    Episode 5

    Final Day of the 2017 J/70 European Championships hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. "Veni Vidi Vici" - the Italian's came, saw the Solent and conquered in some of the most testing conditions she threw at Claudia Rossi's crew on PETITE TERRIBLE. Fantastic finish for Peter Duncan (USA 49) w...

  • 2017 J/70 European Champs Wrap Up

    Episode 6

    Royal Southern Yacht Club hosted the 2017 J/70 European Championship with spectacular results.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • Kiel Week 2017 - Sailing Highlights - Day 1

    Episode 7

    The start of the 2017 edition of Kiel Week has kicked off with another great line up of competitors looking forward to 9 days racing on the Kiel Canal. Perfect weather for the opening day of racing as the sun shined and the wind played ball.

    Video Producer: Kieler Woche TV

  • Kiel Week 2017 - Sailing Highlights - Day 2

    Episode 8

    Day Two of Kiel Week - Tough sailing but great entertainment - thats what Kiel is all about.. The International Classes enjoyed varied conditions with battles between the breezes but all racing was completed in time for the sailors to enjoy the onshore entertainment..

    Video Producer: Kieler...

  • Kiel Week 2017 - Sailing Highlights - Day 3

    Episode 9

    Beautiful conditions greeted Kiel on Day Three of the event, perfect sailing conditions for the International Classes in the Kiel Canal proving this event is one not to miss.

    Video Producer: Kieler Woche TV

  • ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Sanremo

    Episode 10

    Wrap up edition of the massively competitive Alcatel J/70 Cup Open Italian National Champ Series. The first event was hosted by Yacht Club Sanremo where 62 boats entered but only two races were completed with Calvi Network, skippered by Carlo Alberini, picking up the overall win. ArtTube RUS7-2 (...

  • ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Malcesine

    Episode 11

    Wrap up edition of the massively competitve Alcatel J/70 Cup Open Italian National Champ Series. The second event was hosted by Fraglia Vela Malcesine for the Alpen Cup, where 68 boats entered with six races completed over the three day regatta. Once again Calvi Network, skippered by Carlo Alberi...

  • ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Riva Del Garda - Day One

    Episode 12

    Day One of the 5th EuroCup, part of the Alcatel J/70 Cup Open Italian National Champ Series, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva. Stunning location and huge fleet all getting prepared for the J/70 Worlds later in the year at Porto Cervo. Many of the top teams were out on Lake Garda including Claudia Ross...

  • ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Riva Del Garda - Day Two

    Episode 13

    Day Two of the 5th EuroCup, part of the Alcatel J/70 Cup Open Italian National Champ Series, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva. Stunning location and huge fleet all getting prepared for the J/70 Worlds later in the year at Porto Cervo. Many of the top teams were out on Lake Garda including Claudia Ross...

  • ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Riva Del Garda - Wrap Up

    Episode 14

    Great 'Wrap Up' video of the 5th EuroCup, part of the Alcatel J/70 Cup Open Italian National Champ Series, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva. Stunning location and huge fleet all getting prepared for the J/70 Worlds later in the year at Porto Cervo. Overall winner Petite Terrible Team, skippered by Cla...

  • ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Scarlino - Day One

    Episode 15

    The final leg of the ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Scarlino. Friday, first day of racing in perfect conditions - three races were won by three different crews - first success went to White Hawk, then Calvi Network and last, but not least, Notaro Team.

    Video Producer: Mauro Cozza

  • ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Scarlino - Day Two

    Episode 16

    The final leg of the ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Scarlino. Second day with the usual stunning conditions in Italy - Peter Duncan picks up two bullets and Arrivederci secures the other.

    Video Producer: Mauro Cozza

  • ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Scarlino - Final Day

    Episode 17

    The final leg of the ALCATEL J/70 Cup 2017 Open Italian Nationals - Scarlino. Final day and the usual suspects are battling it out for the overall win - Relative Obscurity, Petite Terrible and Calvi Network...

    Video Producer: Mauro Cozza

  • Cowes Week 2017 Wrap Up

    Episode 18

    What a week it was - records smashed, rain, wind, more rain, more wind and on the odd occasion some sun came out too. Over 1,000 boats and up to 40 races per day, Cowes Week is one of the biggest social events in the British sporting calendar.

    Video Content: On shore - VR Sport Media & On wat...

  • US Sailing - Peter Duncan Rolex Yachtsman of the Year 2017

    Episode 19

    Peter Duncan, a life-long one-design sailor and proud member of the American Yacht Club, was once again at the top of his game in 2017 at the highest-levels of international competition and in a variety of sailboat classes. He received this honorable distinction for first time in his illustrious ...