J/70

J/70

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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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  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Day Four & J70 Regatta

    Episode 1

    Day Four of the iconic Bacardi Cup started in Cuba and celebrating it's 91st anniversary. The 2018 invitational regatta have included the J70 class to join the International Stars racing in Biscayne Bay, Miami.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Final Day & J70 Regatta

    Episode 2

    Final day of the iconic invitational 2018 Bacardi Cup with both the International Star and J70 fleets closely fighting for the overall win in Biscayne Bay, Miami.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Sailing Champions League 2018 - Porto Cervo - Day 1

    Episode 3

    It's back - The fifth season of the Sailing Champions League kicked off in Porto Cervo. Enjoy the highlights from Day 1 with the team battling out in J70s.

    Video Producer: Sailing Champions League

  • Bacardi Cup 2018 - Day Five & J70 Regatta

    Episode 4

    Penultimate day of the 2018 invitational Bacardi Cup in Biscayne Bay, Miami. Plenty of action with some of the top international sailing legends racing the International Star and J70 classes.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Sailing Champions League 2018 - Porto Cervo - Day 2

    Episode 5

    Newcomers at the Sailing Champions League in Porto Cervo! Yacht Club De Monaco and Jacht Klub AURORA explain how their second day went.

    Video Producer: Sailing Champions League

  • Sailing Champions League 2018 - Porto Cervo - Final Day

    Episode 6

    Final day at the Sailing Champions League in Porto Cervo! Circolo della Vela Bari picks up the overall win after a dominating performance on the J70's.

    Video Producer: Sailing Champions League

  • Women's Sailing Champions League - Launch

    Episode 7

    Women's Sailing Champions League in Kiel - the girls get ready for Kieler Woche, Germany.

    Video Producer: Sailing Champions League

  • Women's Sailing Champions League 2018 - Kieler Woche

    Episode 8

    First ever Women's SAILING Champions League at Kieler Woche Sailing: Thanks to Audi Deutschland and all particpants - it was a pleasure! Enjoy the highlights

    Video Producer: Sailing Champions League

  • Kiel Week 2018 - Sailing Highlights - Day 2

    Episode 9

    The start of the 2018 edition of Kiel Week has kicked off with another great line up of competitors looking forward to 9 days racing on the Kiel Canal. Focus on the Formula 18 cats and Womens Sailing Champions League.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision

  • Kiel Week 2018 - Sailing Highlights - Day 3

    Episode 10

    Special focus on the Womens Sailing Champions League with 50 competitors racing J70s over three days during Kiel Week 2018.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision

  • GJW Direct J70 UK Nationals 2018 - Highlights

    Episode 11

    The J70's were out in force on the Solent for the UK Nationals - hosted by Royal Southern Yacht Club. Professionals and Corinthians - happy to race against each other and the amateurs certainly gave as good as they got taking two places out of the top five.

    Video producer: VR Sport Media

  • The Professionals - Paul Campbell-James

    Episode 12

    New Series - Get to know some of the very top sailors around the world with VRsport.tv. 'CJ' has an impressive resume and has been on some of the fastest boats including the AC75 and Superfoilers - we caught up with him at the J70 UK Nationals.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media