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All country class associations are reminded that they need to send details of their qualified competitors to the International Class office who then will send them the registration link.


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Charter Boats

We are looking forward to welcoming J/70 sailors from around the world to compete at Torbay in 2019 and we have a limited number of privately owned J/70s available for charter. The charter packages available will include

Delivery of Charter Boat to You at Royal Torbay Yacht Club. Hull, boat trailer, rigging, engine and all equipment EXCLUDING SAILS

Charter Boats Available – Hull numbers to be advised. Please note – these will not be new boats but will be well maintained racing J/70s in UK spec – Selden masts, no kelp cutter on keel.

Charter Dates – Worlds Only – 27th August to 6th September
UK Nationals & Worlds – 21st August to 6th September
Different start date options are available

Charter Fees – Expected to be £350 per day
Worlds Only 11 days £3,850
UK Nationals & Worlds 17 days £5,950
Fees payable in advance

Insurance – Included in Charter Fee. £1,000 Insurance Excess [payable in cash at start of charter and refunded when boat returned undamaged.]

Charter Agreement – legal document to be signed between each Owner and Charterer

Please contact J/70 UK Class Association – Paul Ward

UK Qualifying System for the 2019 J70 World Championship

The International J/70 Class Association (IJ70CA) has established the criteria for World Championship qualification. Based on the criteria set forth by the IJ70CA, there will be 20 available berths for UK competitors at the 2019 World Championship to be held at Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The UK Qualifying Berths will be allocated by the UK & Ireland J70 Class Association (J70UKICA).

The qualifying berths are for boat owners who are J/70 Class members in good standing and whose boats are in full compliance with the Class Rules. If an owner has someone other than him/herself drive the boat for a qualifying event, it is that combination of owner/driver who must compete in the Worlds.

If an owner/driver qualifies as a Corinthian Team, they shall compete in the World Championship as a Corinthian Team.
As part of the qualifying process the IJ70CA has also established perpetual berths for winners of past events. For the UK this includes one boat owner, Simon Ling, Corinthian World Champion in 2015.

UK Qualifying Berths

The UK Qualifying Berths will be allocated by the J70UKICA as follows:

  1. 10 Berths to Open Event Teams. 10 berths to Corinthian Teams
  2. 20 Berths will be allocated in 2018. A limited number of Berths may be available in 2019
  3. The 2018 Grand Slam Series Events will be the Qualifying Events for 2018

2018 J/70 Grand Slam Series & World Championship Qualifying Series

Event No Date Event Organising Authority
1. April 21-22 Warsash Spring Championships 1 Warash SC
2. April 28-29 Warsash Spring Championships 2 Warash SC
3. May 25-27 The J-Cup Island SC
4. June 2-3 Southern Area Championship Royal Thame YC
5. July 20-22 UK National Championships Royal Southern YC
6. August 4-7 Cowes Week Mini-Series Cowes Week Ltf
7. Sept 22-23 Autumn Championships RYS
8. Oct 13-14 Hamble One Design Championships1 Hamble River SC
9. Oct 20-21 Hamble One Design Championships2 Hamble River SC

Further Information

For further information of Scoring, Qualifying Events and all aspects of the UK Class qualifying system contact the J/70 UK Class Association or visit the website


Weather & Tides

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Torbay Wind Reports

The officers and members of the Royal Torbay Yacht Club 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.