Tor Bay a Superb Championship Venue

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

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Latest Updates

06/09/19 – Final Race Day

Friday 6th September Final Race Day   Eat Sleep J Repeat & Soak Racing Crowned in Tor Bay Last day at the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships Two races were held on the final day of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships, 12 knots from the southwest provided a true wind for the … Continue reading “06/09/19 – Final Race Day”

05/09/19 – Race Day Four

Thursday 4th September Race Day Four Big Finale Expected for J/70 Worlds The penultimate day of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships was blessed with beautiful conditions in Tor Bay. With the breeze coming from the land once again, shifts and puffs of breeze made for tricky conditions with snakes and ladders right across … Continue reading “05/09/19 – Race Day Four”

04/09/19 – Race Day Three

Wednesday 4th September Race Day Three   BIG Wednesday 20 knots of breeze piping in from the north created full-on battle conditions for the 20 nation fleet on Day Three of the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships. For the third consecutive day, the Open and Corinthian leaders have changed, with teams from nine nations … Continue reading “04/09/19 – Race Day Three”

03/09/19 – Race Day Two

Tuesday 3rd September Race Day Two Alberto Rossi takes the lead in Tor Bay 20 nations are competing for the Darwin Escapes 2019 J/70 World Championships, and teams from seven different countries occupy the top ten places after six races. The breeze for Day Two started with a stable 10 knots from the southwest, but … Continue reading “03/09/19 – Race Day Two”

The officers and members of the Royal Torbay Yacht are looking forward to welcoming J70 sailors from across the world. Torbay is a truly magnificent venue and boasts some of the finest sailing waters in the world.