J/70

J/70

6 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.

J/70
  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 1

    Episode 1

    Day One of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. It's has expanded, with invitations extended to the Melges 24 and Viper 640 classes, who have joined the J70 Class and Star Class. Celebrating over nine decades of Star Class racing, the fleets congregated at Coral Reef Yacht Club and Biscayne...

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 4

    Episode 2

    Day Four of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. It's has expanded and the Flying Tigers, Viper 640, Melges 24, J/70 all start today alongside the International Star.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 5

    Episode 3

    Penultimate Day of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. Wrap up of all the action from the International Star, Melges 24, J/70, Flying Tigers and Viper 640 classes.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019 - Day 6

    Episode 4

    Final Day of the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2019. Doyle and Infelise raised the 92nd Bacardi Cup winning the International Star class, alongside Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta winners Evil Hiss (Viper 640), Catapult (J/70), Bombarda (Melges 24) and Neun (Flying Tiger).

    Video Producer:...

  • Kiel Week 2019 - Sailing Highlights - Day 1

    Episode 5

    All the action from Kiel Week including the Welcome Race and Youth Champions League racing J70's.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision

  • Kiel Week 2019 - Sailing Highlights - Day 3

    Episode 6

    All the action from Kiel Week - final day for the Youth Champions League match racing for competitors under 23 with the eventual winners - Bodensee Yacht Club Überlingen.

    Video Producer: Chimbovision