J/70 News FLASH

Florida’s Panhandle and West Coast Christmas Boat Parades for 2013
November 21, 2013
2013 West End Christmas Boat Parade (December 7, 2013)
November 22, 2013

Murray Yacht Sales New Orleans has (1) NEW 2014 J/70s IN STOCK and are available for immediate delivery.  The perfect gift to put next to the Christmas Tree this year for your loved one.

J/70 News FLASH
2013 has been a remarkable year. The first full season of J/70 class racing runs like a highlight reel – starting with the huge fleet at Key West for the first J/70 Midwinters, 50+ boats at Charleston, numerous regional events around the globe, and the 89 boat North American Championship held two months ago in Annapolis. Not since the J/24 have we seen such rapid market acceptance and endorsement of a new design. And just when we thought the news couldn’t get better…..

 

J/70 Awarded ISAF Status
At the recent annual meeting of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in Oman, the ISAF board approved the J/70 as one of their newest ISAF classes. The designation becomes official upon the signing of the standard class agreement in the coming weeks. In less than 18 months after launching, the J/70 exceeded the requirements for global distribution and class organization; and now joins the distinguished company of many long standing international classes, including the J/22, J/24, and J/80. The J/111 was similarly distinguished at last year’s meeting. ISAF status allows a class to run sanctioned World and continental events; it opens up funding in many countries for sailing athletes who compete in class events; and it allows the class to be considered for future international “Games” such as the Pan Am Games, Asian Games and the Olympic Games.

 

2014 J/70 World Championship in Newport
We’re pleased to share that the first J/70 World Championship will take place in Newport, Rhode Island from September 8-13, 2014. Hosted by New York Yacht Club with event and logistics support by Sail Newport, the 2014 J/70 Worlds will be one of the hottest one-design tickets around. Hot enough in fact that it will be a qualified entry event with a cap of 120 boats. Upcoming J/70 winter events such as Key West, Davis Island Winter Series, St. Petersburg/San Diego NOODs and Bacardi Cup, plus most of the regional events throughout the season, will have qualifier slots (both Open and Corinthian) for the 2014 Worlds. The J/70 Class plans to announce the specifics of the qualifier program early next month. If you know of a regional J/70 event that is not already on the class calendar and should be considered as a world’s qualifier, please contact Chris Howell at howell@j70office.com

 

2014 J/70 North Americans in Rochester
While a ticket to the Worlds might take a few regattas to qualify for, the 2014 North American Championship in Rochester, New York is OPEN to all comers! Slated for July 14-20, this event promises to be huge. Rochester Yacht Club is ready to roll out the red carpet to J/70 owners and their families. Timed ideally at nearly two months before the worlds, J/70 owners around the world have a great excuse to bring their boats to the northeast USA and enjoy what promises to be an epic J/70 summer!

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

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