J/80

J/80

4 Seasons

The J/80 is the perfect combination of family dayboat and one-design raceboat. Thanks to its simplicity, its strength and its performance record, this 8m trail-able keelboat has become a worldwide reference, and remains so despite being launched two decades ago.

The J/80 is easily controlled, forgiving and sea-kindly but at the same time incredibly exciting to sail and race. The advanced composite construction ensures that for its size, the boat is faster, lighter and stronger than its contemporaries, which is why it has become the best-selling sportsboat in Europe. The J/80 is also the only sportsboat that is certified for offshore sailing and capable of over 18 knots, yet designed to sail under just the mainsail to cruise with friends and family. Sailing World magazine rated the J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sportsboats tested. The most important standard when it comes to sailing in open waters is stability. The J/80’s 650kg lead keel weighs nearly the same as the leading competitor’s entire boat.

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  • J/80 World Championships 2017 - Day One

    Episode 1

    The 2017 J/80 Worlds kicked off with a busy day on the water with one practice and two back to back races with stunning conditions on the Solent. The Spanish team, Hotel Princesa Yaiza - ESP 783, are leading with a 2nd and 1st with GBR's J.A.T. in close pursuit with the other bullet and a 4th. Lo...

  • J/80 World Championships 2017 - Day Two

    Episode 2

    The second day of the 2017 J/80 World Championships and the Spanish 'Armada' has arrived! Hotel Princesa Yaiza (ESP 783), reigning World Champions, have picked up three wins out of five races and is firing all it's guns in the Solent.

    Video Producer: VR Sport Media

  • J/80 World Championships 2017 - Day Three

    Episode 3

    The third day of the 2017 J/80 World Championships hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. 'The Spaniard' gladiator, Rayco Tabares, is fighting hard to keep his huge lead lead of 20 points from second place, GBR Olympic sailor, Luke Patience. Tricky day on the water for many but lots of praise f...

  • RYA National Match Racing Championships Grand Final 2017

    Episode 4

    The VRsport.tv Media Crew popped along to the UK's RYA National Match Racing Championships Grand Final hosted by Queen Mary Sailing Club. Racing postponed but gave teams a chance to get out in their J/80's and interviews with some of the leading skippers including 6 x World Champion Ian Williams....