The Darwin Escapes J/70 World Championships are now underway in Torquay hosted by The Royal Torbay Yacht Club
August 29th to September 6th 2019
On Sunday, 1st September, The Royal Torbay Yacht Club put on a wonderful pageant for the Opening Ceremony of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championship. Event Director Bob Penfold introduced RTYC Vice Commodore Phil Rumbelow, Chief Executive of Darwin Escapes Anthony Esse, and Key Yachting’s Marie-Claude Heys who officially opened the regatta. Squadron 13, the RTYC junior sail training club, paraded the flags of the 20 countries participating at the championships, and Britannia Royal Naval College’s Volunteer Band entertained the crowd
Racing continues throughout the week with up to 14 races scheduled for the international fleet.
The Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships, hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, up to the minute coverage as the drama unfolds at the J/70 Facebook page
Bob Penfold – Event Director