J70

Sailing 15+ Countries- World's Fastest Growing Sportboat

J/70 was introduced in March 2012 and in less than one year over 300 boats have been ordered.  So far, fleets are developing in the USA, England, France, Benelux, Italy, Chile, Hong Kong and Australia. Here's a selection of sailing videos that feature J/70s sailing in venues around the world as well as educational J/70 instruction videos.

J/70 Sailing Videos*  * Please Click Links for Videos
J/70 Sailing Music Video- Narragansett Bay J/70 Fall Brawl Regatta-   Day_01   Day_02
J/70 Sailing Bristol- Richie Stearns J/70 New York YC USQS- Newport, RI- 3D Replay
J/70 Test Sail- Richie Stearns J/70 Sailing- Pornic, France 
J/70 Sailing Port La Foret, France- Euro Yacht of Year J/70 Blasting off Malta
J/70 Boat Reviews*  
J/70 VOILES Magazine Test- France SAIL Best Boats 2013- J/70 Review
J/70 SAIL Boat Test- March 2012  
J/70 Instructional Videos*  * Click Links for Videos
J/70 Setup and Going Sailing J/70 Doyle Sails Test Sail
J/70 Ullman Sails Test Sail J/70 North Sails- Key West Dowwind
Dimensions Foot/ Lbs Meter/ Kg
LOA 22.75 6.93
LWL 20.47 6.24
Beam 7.38& 2.25
Standard Draft 4.75 1.45
Standard Ballast 630 286
Displacement 1,750 794
Engine outboard outboard
100% SA 226 21.02
I 26.77 8.159
ISP 30.15 9.19
J 7.68 2.34
P 26.16 7.97
E 9.44 2.88
SA/Dspl 25 25
Dspl/L 91 91

 

J/70 Specifications- June 1st, 2017

Hull & Deck Construction

Hull laminated with biaxial and unidirectional E-glass fabrics and balsa core for rugged durability.

Deck molded with E-glass fabrics and Corecell foam core. High density core material and additional reinforcements in way of highly loaded hardware.

All laminates are engineered and built to required ISO structural standards.

Molded internal bulkheads with gelcoat finish, bonded to the hull and/or deck.

Molded lift-keel structure jigged and integrally molded during primary hull layup.

High strength, inward turning hull to deck joint bonded with structural adhesive.

Molded non-skid on horizontal deck surfaces.

Keel & Rudder

4.75’ draft lifting keel with lead ballast featuring an internal leading-edge kelp cutting mechanism operable from the cockpit while underway, SS lock down plate and a single point lifting ring w/2:1 aluminum keel crane lift system.

Investment cast diamond boat lift padeyes installed adjacent to keel P&S.

High aspect transom mounted molded rudder.

Composite tiller with adjustable tiller extension.

Spars & Rigging

Carbon mast with single swept carbon spreaders, carbon masthead crane and mainsail luff track. Easy to raise and lower with deck step design and tabernacle system. Mast finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.

Carbon boom with internal 4:1 outhaul, mainsheet attachment point, outhaul and single reef sheaves as well as provision for reef cleat and block at inboard end. Finished in satin black with contrasting white bands.

Carbon bow sprit with tack ferrule fitting, painted black finish and seal system mounted at sprit housing.

1 x 19 wire standing rigging with adjustable Ronstan turnbuckles for shrouds.

Double ended boom vang system.

Complete running rigging package.

Deck Hardware

SS custom fabricated chain plates for shrouds and backstay terminations.

Interior ventilation hatch mounted on cabin house forward of mast.

Two Primary winches with cam cleats and winch handle.

Two jib T tracks with cars to accommodate 2:1 jib sheet terminations.

5:1 mainsheet purchase leading to ratchet block and centerline swivel base.

Adjustable mainsheet traveler with 2:1 control line and cam cleats P & S.

Double ended backstay adjuster purchase system leading forward to P & S cam cleats.

Internal bowsprit launching system exiting aft face of the cabin house to cam cleat.

Underdeck headsail furling system with hoistable swivel and control line exiting aft face of cabin house to cam cleat.

Tack line cam cleat mounted to starboard on cabin.

Spinnaker sheet blocks outboard of primary winches and aft.

Halyard lead blocks mounted at mast base.

Four low height SS stanchions and two reinforced SS stern rails at transom corners.

Cockpit Safety Lines surrounding the cockpit with comfort pads and termination points on deck edge forward of shrouds.

Transom Safety Gate.

Foredeck U-bolt for mooring/dockline attachment.

Outboard Motor

Optional owner supplied, min 2.5 hp long shaft recommended.

Lightweight aluminum outboard bracket mounted to transom.

Interior

Air dry gelcoat finish on hull & deck surfaces

Bench style molded seats P & S.

Bin storage aft of seats.

Molded liner platform with inspection port forward.

Molded cockpit support bulkhead with inspection port.

Anodized aluminum compression post to transfer mast step loads to internal hull structure.

Molded entry step.

Notice

Specifications are subject to change prior to delivery due to deletions, additions or revisions in quantities, brand or design at the sole discretion of J/Boats, Inc. Newport, RI

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J/70 News & Activity

WV Hemelingen Lead German J/70 Sailing League
(Tutzing, Germany)- The German J/70 Sailing League (DSBL) returned to the place where everything began five years ago- Tutzing on Lake Starnberg, hosted by the Deutscher Touring YC (DTYC)- for the season opener that was sailed from June 8th to 10th on the incredibly picturesque lake.Exactly five years ago (June 7, 2013), 18 clubs joined the Deutsche Touring YC for the first time in the history of yacht racing, competing in a club competition. Sailors, clubs and the media were so excited by the idea that the league has continued with great success....
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Italian Open J/70 Nationals Announcement
(Malcesine (Lake Garda), Italy)- From July 12th to 15th, the Italian Open J/70 Championship will be taking place at Malcesine, a pretty waterfront town on the western shore of Lago di Garda. It is the perfect opportunity to test the waters of the race course for the 2019 Europeans, that will also be in Malcesine. Registrations close on June 25th and the event will consist of four days of racing.Following this week’s J/70 Europeans taking place in Vigo, Spain, it is expected a significant portion of that fleet will then pack up their boats...
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Kieler Woche Regatta Preview : 19-Jun-2018 12pm
Kieler Woche Regatta Preview
(Kiel, Germany)- The 136th edition of Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) will be taking place from June 16th to the 24th and participating will be 1,500+ sailboats and over 5,000 sailors for the week long event.  Considered one of the world’s largest sailing events, Kiel Week is hosted by several clubs, with Kieler YC as the principal host.Even in its 136th year, Kieler Woche still plays a virtuoso performance on the keyboard of festivity: Kieler Woche is the largest summer festival in Northern Europe.During the week, more than three million visitors from all over the...
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WV Uitdam Tops Dutch J/70 Sailing League- Act II
(Roermond, The Netherlands)- The first match of the Dutch J/70 Sailing League sailed in Roermond resulted in a number of surprising teams in the top of the ranking. Under difficult conditions with little wind, Watersportvereniging Uitdam performed the most consistently to win the weekend event after sailing just six races for each of the fifteens sailing club teams on Saturday. Day OneThe sailors from WV Uitdam showed their class and immediately took the lead in the rankings on the first day.  Under the guidance of their new and talented skipper, Guido Buwalda, they...
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Thrilling Chicago NOOD Regatta
J/111 KASHMIR Awarded Overall Regatta Win!(Chicago, IL)- The highly popular Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD Regatta was hosted by the Chicago YC, with sailing taking place on the fresh waters of Lake Michigan, off the spectacular Chicago city-front as their backdrop. The Chicago event is one of the biggest on the Helly Hansen Sailing World NOOD Regatta circuit.  This event included one-design classes for J/70s, J/105s, J/109s, J/111s, and J/88s. In addition, there was the North Sails Rally with ORR/PHRF divisions for a J/100, J/105, J/120, J/130, J/133, J/112E, and J/44. Of the 144...
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J/70 Europeans Update : 17-Jun-2018 5pm
J/70 Europeans Update
(Vigo, Spain)- Sixty-nine teams from fifteen countries have been sailing the 2018 J/70 Class Open European Championship and 2018 J/70 Corinthian Class European Championship. Organized by the Real Club Náutico de Vigo in conjunction with the International J/70 Class Association, and J/70 Spanish Class Association.Thirteen races were scheduled over five days, racing in the stunning Ria de Vigo on the Atlantic coast of Northwest Spain. The Real Club Náutico de Vigo has provided a warm welcome to competitors with social occasions throughout the regatta.  So far, the sailing has been stunning.  Here...
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J/70 One-Design Class

Since its introduction in March 2012, the J/70 has quickly established itself worldwide with 900+ boats sailing in 20+ countries in 2015.  So, far over a dozen fleets have developed in the USA and over a dozen countries in Europe have one-design fleets.  In addition, fleets are developing in South America (Chile, Brazil & Argentina) and the Pacific Rim (China and Australia).

The first one-design J/70 event was held in September, 2012 when the New York Yacht Club chose the J/70 to participate in the NYYC Invitational Cup US Qualifying Series held in Newport, Rhode Island.  Twelve boats sailed with twenty-four yacht club teams participating in the event.

Since then, J/70 Midwinters have been held in January in conjunction with Quantum Key West Race Week in Key West, Florida.  The Midwinters have attracted over 50 boats per event, with numerous World, European, National and Regional champion sailors from various class participating. For 2016, the J/70 Midwinters will be held in St Petersburg, FL from February 25 - 28 at St Petersburg YC- register here. 

The first J/70 North Americans was held in September 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland with a record 80 boats on the start line.  Since then it has been sailed in Rochester, NY (2014) and San Diego, CA (2015).  For 2016, the NA's will be hosted May 19-22 at Lakewood YC in Seabrook, TX- register here.

The first J/70 European Championship was just held at YC Monaco, sailing on beautiful Hercules Bay off Monte Carlo, Monaco.  The 2016 J/70 Europeans will be sailed in Kiel, Germany from June 21-26 at Kieler YC.

The first J/70 World Championship was held in Newport, RI, hosted by New York YC and SailNewport in September 2014.  The 2015 J/70 Worlds took place in La Rochelle, France, hosted by SR Rochelaise in early July.  The 2016 J/70 Worlds will take place in San Francisco Bay, hosted by St Francis YC- register here.

 

National Class Association Links:

Australia   Benelux/ The Netherlands   Canada  Chile   France   Germany

Italy   Mexico   Nova Scotia   Peru   Sweden   Switzerland

United Kingdom/ England   USA

J/70 Tuning/ Sailing Guide Links:

For more J/70 one-design class information- J/70 Class Association

J/70 - World's Fastest Growing One Design, Trailerable Speedster!

Easier to trailer, rig and ramp launch.
The J/70 Speedster (22.75 feet) is J/Boats' first fully ramp-launchable, keelboat - designed to fulfill a growing need for an easy-to-own, high performance one-design that is exciting to sail, stable enough for the entire family, easy to tow behind the family vehicle, to rig in the parking lot, ramp launch and sail.  Plus, J/70 is built to last.

In less than 48 months the J/70 worldwide fleet is over 1,300 boats strong, attracting some of the most talented sailors in the world and helping to spark growth of numerous sailing leagues across Europe. J/70 is replacing tired old keelboat fleets at a number of sailing clubs and helping to reinvigorate membership by attracting younger sailors into the ranks.  There are fleet discussions underway now around the world both for new leagues and for established clubs.  The Sailing World Overall Boat of the Year J/70 has taken the world by storm and future growth for this fantastic boat looks very bright, indeed!  These days it is safe to say  there is some J/70 event happening on almost any given weekend somewhere around the world!

Key J/70 Features.
- Large comfortable cockpit with open transom.
- Deck-stepped lightweight carbon mast for easy rigging & stepping.
- Inexpensive three sail inventory with masthead A-Sail.
- Vertical lifting keel.
- Small cabin for storage and personal privacy.
- Easy to trailer to regattas, ramp launch and store at home for winter.
- Only 1,750 lbs & low road height so most 6 cyl vehicles can easily tow.
- Fits inside most standard garage doors!

More comfortable to sail on deck.
The 11' long cockpit and moderate height boom in the J/70 allow easy crew movement across the cockpit while tacking and jibing. For sitting and hiking comfort, mid-height padded backrests/lifelines run cockpit length, large cockpit floor mounted toe-rails for secure foot bracing and comfortable seat height and ergonomics makes J/70 one of the most comfortable small keelboats to helm.  No need for hiking straps to keep you in the boat. Plus there are strict class limits on how to hike to make the boat less physical to sail.

Easy for the entire family to join in!
With mandatory on-board jib/spinnaker sheet winches, a feather light responsive helm and confidence building stability, you can enjoy sailing with friends and family more often.  Kids or seniors will feel as comfortable and in control steering or trimming sails, whether for daysailing or evening sunset races, the J/70 will be both exciting and forgiving.  When you are ready to take it to the next competitive level, the competition at national events won't disappoint.

 

On-board privacy, protection, storage & auxiliary power
The small cabin below is a bonus in any small keelboat, and the J/70 cabin is just large enough to provide weather & sun protection, a place to nap and/or for personal privacy... essential to keeping the whole crew happy if spending a day on the water.

The J/70 one-design class rules provide for a 2.5 hp outboard engine (gas or electric). This means one can sail further away from homeport without worrying about paddling home or hailing for a tow. Race Committees can start races on time and finish them later in the day without having to arrange tow boats.

Lease a J/70 Today!
J/Boats and Dockline are pleased to offer the first-of-its-kind lease program for J/70s.  Lease a J/70 today, starting at $799/ month for 36 months.

Why lease?  For the same reason nearly all other big-ticket purchases are leased.  There’s no large upfront expense, no long term commitment, and at the end of 36 months you turn in the keys with no resale worries.  If your business happens to have a regular expense account entertaining clients (i.e. taking them sailing), leasing provides a ready solution without impacting the family finances.

Dockline was founded by two life-long one-design sailors and leasing/financing veterans who saw the opportunity to be first to market with a compelling program to engage the next generation of sailors.  What better boat to kick off the program than the J/70 - the most exciting and fastest growing sportboat in the world.  Learn More about Leasing Here.

worldsailing logo whiteJ/70 International Class Association
The J/70 International Class Association is recognized by World Sailing with active fleets in 25 countries and over 1,300 boats worldwide.  There are national, continental and world championship regattas, with strict class rules and measurements.

SCL logoJ/70 Sailing Leagues- Europe, Russia and USA
The revolutionary "sailing league" concept was first introduced in Germany by Oliver Schwall in 2013.  It has since taken Europe by storm, with thirteen (13) nations participating in the 2017 circuits. Sixty-one events are scheduled on J/70s, with a projected 1,500+ races for 732 sailing clubs and at least 8,000 sailors!!

Learn about the Sailing Champions League here.