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 ft/lb  m/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
 
     

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 Related News & Activity

YC Costa Smeralda & ONE OCEAN Announcement
(Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- The environmental sustainability initiative promoted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in its 50th anniversary year in the form of the One Ocean Forum and presentation of the Charta Smeralda in Milan on 3rd and 4th October, has garnered the support of the SAILING Champions League (SCL) and the International Sailing League Association (ISLA).On 23rd September, during the Audi SAILING Champions League event in Porto Cervo, both associations signed an agreement undertaking to promote the principles of the “Charta Smeralda” to an audience of more than 150,000 members of...
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Close encounters of the J/70 kind!
(Porto Cervo, Sardinia)- According to the skipper, “we were going around 14 knots downwind when another boat broached just ahead of us, we pulled up higher and higher until we were nearly broaching ourselves.The gennaker trimmer had no idea anything had happened so he kept responding to the skipper’s commands to let the sheet out with: "why?? the kites flying awesome!"We were able to narrowly avoid a collision, thanks to the great steering and cool head of our skipper! Top speed was 15.8 kts on that run.”   Watch YouTube J/70 sailing video...
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NOSTALGIA Crowned J/70 East Coast Champion!
(Deltaville, VA)- The J/70 East Coast Championship was held by Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) in Deltaville, Virginia on September 30/October 1. Sailors enjoyed gusty/shifty northwest to northeast winds on Saturday and Sunday ranging from 8 to 20 knots. Given the strong wind, current and steep chop, the race committee moved racing inside to Fishing Bay so that they could set their anchors properly.Blake Kimbrough and his long-term NOSTALGIA crew of Julia and Lud Kimbrough and FBYC Vice Commodore, Rob Whittemore, was the top boat on Saturday with finishes of 1-5-2-3 and the top...
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Drama-filled Conclusion @ AYC Fall Series
(Rye, NY)- The American YC’s annual Fall Series that takes place over two weekends at the end of September and start of October always seems to have a combination of benign sailing weather and dramatic storms to round out the experience.  The 2017 series was no exception.  The first weekend produced near pristine sailing conditions on Saturday and much lighter breezes on Sunday- all punctuated by clear skies and sunny days.  The second weekend was anything but that scenario- with Saturday’s weather influenced by the “tail feathers” of Hurricane Maria offshore, producing...
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Cleveland 216 Regatta Report : 11-Oct-2017 10pm
Cleveland 216 Regatta Report
(Cleveland, OH)- On Lake Erie, the season-ending finale has symbolically become the Cleveland 216 Regatta hosted by the Edgewater YC for one-design fleets of J/22s, J/70s, and J/105s.The eight teams competing in the J/70 class were certainly not expecting a “master class” in how to get a 70 around the race track, but that’s exactly what they got!  “Schooling” the fleet was David Koski’s SOUL from Edgewater YC, winning 6 of 7 races to win by a large margin.  Second with four 2nds and the only boat to “steal” a win from SOUL was...
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J/70 North American Championship Preview
(Rye, NY)- It is going to be a busy week on the famous Rye Point that extends into Long Island Sound off Peningo Neck in Rye, New York!  The American YC is hosting their HPR Regatta on the weekend from October 7-8 for over a half-dozen classes (dinghies mostly) that also includes J/70 teams.  That event will act as a “warm-up” and training regatta for many teams that will then be participating in the 2017 J/70 North American Championship that starts racing on Thursday, October 12th and finishes on Sunday, October 15th. While...
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Annapolis Boat Show Update! : 07-Oct-2017 7pm
Annapolis Boat Show Update!
On Display- NEW J/121, J/112E, & J/70(Annapolis, MD)- Make your last minute plans now to visit the famous US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD that runs from October 5th to 9th over the Columbus Day holiday weekend.  Sailors from around the world gather on miles of docks in beautiful historic Annapolis for this internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest, most prestigious, and only remaining in-water sailboat show in the world.J/Boats, in partnership with our mid-Atlantic dealer North Point Yacht Sales, will have on display the NEW J/121 offshore speedster, as well as the...
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PEK: SPORT Wins Act VI- Russian J/70 Sailing League
Moscow QPRO Sailing Team Leads Overall Series(Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)- Lying 400 km east of Moscow’s famous Red Square, the confluence of the famous Volga and Oka Rivers and the famous Kremlin fort and Chkalov Stairs overlooking the sailing area, was the setting for the sixth regatta in the Russian J/70 Sailing League. The city of Nizhny Novgorod (once called Gorky- in honor of the famous Russian novelist- Maxim Gorky) was initially famous as “the Detroit of Russia” and is now home to three-dozen high-tech R&D centers and is, essentially, the I.T. center of...
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Atlantic Telegramme Regatta Fun 4 70s, 80s, 111, 122!
(Lorient, France)- The past weekend saw the 18th Atlantic Telegramme Regatta take place in Lorient, France, organized and hosted by the Center Nautique de Lorient.  It was a three-day regatta that had 121 sailboats across a wide variety of classes for 800+ sailors.  Amongst those fleets were J/70s, J/80s and a J/111 participating in IRC Division.The sailing on Friday was not optimal, low winds with huge oscillations across the race course area.  Then, on Saturday it was almost perfect, with 10-15 kt winds from the southeast.  On the closing day on Sunday, a...
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Fun-Lovin' J/FEST San Diego '70's Celebration!
“Saturday Night Fever” Award to Team ZUNNI BEAR!(San Diego, CA)- It was an outstanding weekend for racing and nostalgia, San Diego Yacht Club hosted the 22nd annual J/Fest Regatta on September 22-24, 2017. Over two days, 27 J/Boats raced on San Diego Bay and ocean courses in 4 classes and competitors had the opportunity to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of J/Boats at numerous social events scattered throughout the weekend.Anyone who participated can tell you that this year’s J/Fest was a weekend full of fun and camaraderie amongst competitors and guests.Starting with a sellout...
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Annapolis Boat Show Time! : 04-Oct-2017 1pm
Annapolis Boat Show Time!
On Display- NEW J/121, J/112E, & J/70(Annapolis, MD)- With the official start of fall, it’s time to make plans to attend the famous US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD that runs from October 5th to 9th over the Columbus Day holiday weekend.  Sailors from around the world gather on miles of docks in beautiful historic Annapolis for this internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest, most prestigious, and only remaining in-water sailboat show in the world.J/Boats, in partnership with our mid-Atlantic dealer North Point Yacht Sales, will have on display the NEW...
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Europe’s "Best Sailing Club“ 2017- YC Costa Smeralda!
(Hamburg, Germany/ Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy)- The 2017 Audi SAILING Champions League Finale took place in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, exactly one week after the conclusion of the epic Audi J/70 World Championship. Organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, in collaboration with the SAILING Champions League, and with the support of title sponsor Audi, and Technical Partner Quantum Sails, a maximum of 48 races were scheduled over the three-day event and the 32 competing teams had until the close of play on Sunday, the 24th of September to claim the title of...
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Itchenor SC Tops British Sailing League 2017!
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom)- From the 22nd to 24th September, the Royal Yachting Association & the Royal Thames YC hosted the finale for the British Sailing League on the infamous Solent for the top qualifying eighteen teams from across the United Kingdom. The regatta was modeled after the European J/70 Sailing Leagues- like the Deutsche Segel-Bundesliga.  It was an inter-club fleet racing competition in supplied J/70 one-design keelboats run by the RYA and the Royal Thames YC. The format was simple- 15-minute races with umpires on the water to adjudicate. Regional...
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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.

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.  For 2017, the World Championship will be hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, the beautiful island off the Italian peninsula.

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!!  Download Acrobat PDF schedule hereLearn more about the Sailing Champions League here.