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Darwin Escapes headline sponsor for 2019 J/70 World Championships

by Louay Habib 5 Mar 2019 22:08 PST 29 August - 6 September 2019
Darwin Escapes announced as headline sponsor for 2019 J/70 World Championships © Louay Habib

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club are pleased to announce that Darwin Escapes, one of the UK's leading holiday park operators, has been appointed as headline sponsor for the J/70 2019 World Championships being held in Torquay August 29th to September 6th. The club has a long and distinguished history of hosting major international events and is looking forward to welcoming the J/70 class to Torquay.

The J/70 World Championships 2019 will bring elite racing sailors from around the world to the internationally renowned sailing destination of Torbay, on the English Riviera, where they can expect to enjoy a cordial welcome, first class racing and great hospitality.

"Darwin Escapes is delighted to be sponsoring the 2019 J/70 World Championships and we are looking forward to seeing some of the most talented sailors in the world competing in Torbay next August in this dynamic sailing class". Lindsey Esse, Managing Director of Darwin Escapes, said. "Here at Darwin Escapes we are passionate about being the best, to ensure guests at our holiday parks have the best possible holiday experience when they stay with us. We know that everyone competing in the J/70 World Championships will have that same ethos and will be striving to perform to their best ability at the highest level. We hope that everyone taking part has a successful and most importantly, an enjoyable week sailing in Torbay".

Quote from Bob Penfold, Race Director, Royal Torbay Yacht Club "The support of such a high profile sponsor is an enormous boost to the event and working with Darwin Escapes will help the club in staging a truly memorable World Championships".

For more details about the J/70 UK Class go to and for 2019 J/70 World Championship visit

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