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.

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2020 - Day 4

    Episode 1

    Dominating the Star Class still, after their third successive race win, is Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) and Bruno Prada (BRA). The 93rd Bacardi Cup also plays host to the Invitational Cup where seven more classes join the fun in Miami including the J70 and Melges 24. (CC Available)

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  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2020 - Day 5

    Episode 2

    Penultimate day of the 93rd Bacardi Cup and all the classes were out including the Star, J/70 and Melges 24. Kusznierewicz and Prada sealed their overall podium with a second in the Star and Paul Ward's, Eat Sleep J Repeat, is leading the J/70 regatta. (CC Available)

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2020 - Final Day

    Episode 3

    Star Class Champions of the 93rd Bacardi Cup, with a domineering performance leading throughout the regatta, were Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) and Bruno Prada (BRA). Breezy day for the other Invitational fleets including the J70, Melges 24, VX One and Viper with the iconic backdrop of Miami. (CC A...

  • J70 Cup 2020 - Malcesine - Act 1

    Episode 4

    The J70's are ready to start their season in Malcesine! The chill Peler from the North and the warm Ora wind from the South would be the protagonists of the first act of J70 Italian 2020 Circuit on Lake Garda. Mauro Roversi (JCURVE) took the honours, with Notaro Team in second and Alessandro Moll...

  • J70 Cup 2020 - Malcesine - Act 2

    Episode 5

    The second Act of the 2020 J70 Cup commenced on Lake Garda hosted by Malcesine. The Notaro Team did one better than they did in Act 1 - Luca Domenici (ITA725) took the honours with JCurve close on their heels.

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