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 2018 - Day One

    Episode 1

    Day One of the 2018 J80 World Championships hosted by SNSablais on the west coast of France. 73 crews competing for the crown and the Spanish boat, Ibo.es, is leading the pack.

    Video Producer: Overlap Prod

  • J/80 World Championships 2018 - Day Two

    Episode 2

    Little breeze for the J80's at the Worlds in Les Sables d'Olonne but they finished three races late into the evening with the Spanish, Ibo.es, retaining their lead.

    Video Producer: Overlap Prod

  • J/80 World Championships 2018 - Day Three

    Episode 3

    Halfway point at the J80 Worlds in France with the Spanish dominating the front of the fleet - 'Garatu' has taken the overall lead hotly pursued by 'Ibo.es' and 'Hotel Princess Yaiza'.

    Video Producer: Overlap Prod

  • J/80 World Championships 2018 - Day Four

    Episode 4

    Too tight to call at the J80 Worlds with the Spanish teams - 'Garatu' and 'Hotel Princess Yaiza' are neck and neck going into the final day.

    Video Producer: Overlap Prod

  • J/80 World Championships 2018 - Day Five

    Episode 5

    'Hotel Princess Yaiza' win for the fifth time - Rayco Tabares pulls out the big guns for the final day and clinching victory at the 2018 J80 World Championships hosted by SNSablais in France.

    Video Producer: Overlap Prod