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 email@example.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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