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J/80 World Championship at Royal Danish Yacht Club - Preview

by J/Boats 2 Jul 2021 04:54 PDT 4-11 July 2021
J/80 World Championship preview © j80worlds2021.com

The first World Championship to take place in the global J/Community will be the J/80 Worlds in Copenhagen, Denmark hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club from July 4th to 11th, 2021.

A fleet of forty-six wildly enthusiastic J/80 aficionados are looking forward to what will also be the first major one-design championship to be held on the European continent since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic last March 2020. To say the environment will be electric will be undeniable, the sailors are hungry to get out on the water against some of the world's best sailors.

The J/80 class in Europe is famous for having some of the best competitors in the world, many of them Olympic Gold Medallists, World and European Champions in their own right in various classes. Despite the less than normal 100+ boat turn-out, it is a high-quality group that will be sailing in the waters on the choppy Baltic Sea.

Teams are represented from Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, and the USA. In short, a representative assembly of the top J/80 fleets from across the world. Certain to be featured at the top of the leaderboard should be leading Spanish teams, like Rayco Tabares' famous Princess Yaiza from the Canary Islands and Ignacio Camino's Solintal. They will be chased hard by Jacques Hubert's EOS Team from France, Peter Wenzel's Love Of Life from Germany, Patrick O'Neill's Mojo from Ireland, Paul Kerten's Baby J from The Netherlands, and a pirate's den of crews from Denmark.

More information at www.j80worlds2021.com

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