Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik ZKG

NYYC Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series to feature new J/70

by New York Yacht Club on 18 Jan 2012
New J/70 will be featured at the NYYC Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series 2012 New York Yacht Club © http://www.nyyc.org
New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup U.S. Qualifying Series (USQS) is being held in Newport, RI from 4th to 8th September 2012. Today the NYYC announced that the new J/70 will be featured at the event. 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. 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.

The 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.


Both 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.'

In 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.
NYYC Invitational Cup website

NaiadZhik Isotak Ocean 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600
The ninth edition started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean The ninth edition started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots and a relatively calm sea state provided conditions for the perfect start with some close battles on the water.
Posted on 20 Feb
Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua
High-tech ocean racing trimaran Maserati Multi70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte The high-tech Italian ocean racing trimaran, Maserati Multi70, skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte on the south side of the island in 10-knot westerly breeze at 11.40 local time (15.40 in Europe).
Posted on 20 Feb
Vendée Globe – Alan Roura in his own words
Alan Roura, the youngest skipper ever to compete, finished in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning in twelfth place. Alan Roura, the youngest skipper ever to compete, finished in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning in twelfth place. In spite of not sleeping for four days because of the shipping in the Bay of Biscay and the light winds, he was ready to answer questions from the many journalists present on the pontoon an at a press conference.
Posted on 20 Feb
Phaedo^3 starts RORC Caribbean 600 – images by Rachel Fallon-Langdon
Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side
Posted on 20 Feb
Phaedo^3 starts RORC C600 with Maserati by their side
In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. With a strong competitor Giovanni Soldini’s MOD70 Maserati close by their side, it will be a chase to the end.
Posted on 20 Feb
Vendée Globe – Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle
New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast crashed down Tenacious New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast of his Foresight Natural Energy crashed down on the night of Friday 10th February.
Posted on 20 Feb
EFG Bank Monaco wins Leg 3 of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour
Reigning champions EFG Bank Monaco tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg Reigning EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour champions EFG Bank Monaco (MON) today tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg of the race around the Arabian Gulf.
Posted on 20 Feb
Abnormal weather for the RORC Caribbean 600
This year the weather is dominated by a front that extends very far south reaching the race course. Wouter has competed in the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race on numerous occasions and is Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics.
Posted on 20 Feb
Vendée Globe – Alan Roura takes twelfth place
Race rookie Roura’s elapsed time for the 27,700 mile course is 105 days, 20 hours 10 mins and 32 seconds. Roura’s finish reflects his exceptional drive and tenacity and belies the very tight budget which the young sailor ran his programme on.
Posted on 20 Feb
Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening
I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. Indeed, never have I worked so hard to go so slowly! The problem is that I am sailing upwind in light winds which is never a recipe for breathless speed and certainly not now! Going downwind on a slow boat, the wind pushes against the windward side of the sail
Posted on 20 Feb