J-70 Featured in New York YC Invitational Cup Qualifier Series

Commemorations of War of 1812 brings Tall Ships from around the world & Blue Angels to New Orleans
January 19, 2012
Beneteau Oceanis 41 Video
January 19, 2012

J-70 Featured in New York YC Invitational Cup Qualifier Series

J-70 Featured in New York YC Invitational Cup Qualifier Series(Newport, RI)– The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) announced today that the new J/70 will be featured at the 2012 NYYC Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series (USQS). The J/70 will join the NYYC’s fleet of Sonars when 24 of the nation’s most competitive yacht clubs compete in the NYYC Invitational Cup USQS off Newport, RI from September 4 to 8, 2012. The top three finishers will earn the right to compete in the 2013 NYYC Invitational Cup presented by Rolex. The USQS will continue the successful format from 2010 in which teams compete in two fleets of one-design keelboats. By utilizing the J/70, a modern high-performance planing keelboat 22.7’ in length with an asymmetrical spinnaker – along with the 23’ Sonar with its symmetrical spinnaker — the NYYC is raising the bar for competitors by testing their versatility across different boat designs as well as allowing the final decision to be made in a boat closer in philosophy to the NYYC Swan 42 — the yacht used in the international event. J/70 speedster- one-design trailer sailerThe J/70 is J-Boats’ ramp launch-able keelboat, making its world debut this spring in Newport, RI. It is designed as an easy-to-own, high-performance one-design that is stable enough for the family and built to last. Notable features include a high-aspect carbon rig, vertical-lifting keel, manageable three-sail inventory (fat-head main, roller-furling jib and masthead-asymmetric spinnaker) and large cockpit to accommodate a racing crew of three or four. “We’re excited to have the J/70 involved in this prestigious event,” said Jeff Johnstone, President of J-Boats. “The teams will find the boats well-balanced upwind and down and a blast to sail.” The J/70 is being built in the USA, by CCF Composites of Bristol, RI, builder of the J/95 and J/111 and over in Europe by J-Composites in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. J/70 one-design speedster- a sailboat for passionate sailors- designed for trailer sailingBoth the Invitational Cup and the USQS are for Corinthian (amateur) sailors who represent their yacht clubs. “The 2012 USQS will provide teams with some of the most challenging sailing possible by continuing the dual-fleet format and testing sailors in both traditional one-designs (Sonars) and modern high-performance keelboats (J/70),” said Will Crump, event co-chair, who added, “We expect to announce the invited clubs soon.” New York YC Featuring J-70 in Invitational Cup QualifierIn the inaugural NYYC Invitational Cup presented by Rolex in 2009, 19 yacht club teams from 14 countries, from four continents competed. The winner was the team from the host NYYC. In the 2010 USQS, 24 yacht club teams from the U.S. competed. Eastern Yacht Club won the USQS followed by Annapolis Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club (Calif.). The second biennial Invitational Cup presented by Rolex in 2011 saw 22 yacht club teams from 16 nations from six continents compete. The winner was the team from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club sailed by Terry McLaughlin and John Hele from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
.

Murray Yacht Sales on Facebook

 

Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

Leave a Reply