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2015 Landsail Tyres J-CupLouay Habib

Landsail Tyres J-Cup

For Landsail Tyres J-Cup in partnership with B&G big breeze is expected in the Solent over the weekend, providing high octane conditions for a bumper fleet of 67 yachts entered.

Registration for the 15th edition of the J-Cup opened Wednesday 10th June with three days of electric racing on tight Solent courses scheduled. The Island Sailing Club is a hive of activity with competitors enjoying a welcome BBQ and plenty of banter about the regatta. Spectacular conditions are expected for the first day with a strong easterly breeze expected to provide exhilarating racing.

The vast majority of the fleet will be racing in one design classes, including a 19-strong fleet of powerful J/70s. The fastest growing sportsboat class in the world, will revel in the fresh breeze. The new J/88 fleet will enjoy their first National Championship, sponsored by Fastnet Marine Insurance, eight one-design family speedster will do battle for the title. The J/97 National Championship will also be held during the regatta and sixteen J/109s will be racing for the Lifedge J/109 National Championship. The high performance, turbo-charged, J/111 fleet will enjoy electric racing in the feisty conditions.

Landsail Tyres J-Cup - High Octane conditions expected for 67 entries

J-Cup 2013, Plymouth

“The regatta is a great occasion for everybody to get together and enjoy close racing on the water and a party atmosphere ashore.” commented Key Yachting’s Paul Heys. “Whilst J Boats are in abundance at regattas all over the world, the J-Cup provides an opportunity to set courses that are ideal for fast planing asymmetric boats and a party atmosphere that suits the J Boat family. It is really great to see so many owners supporting this regatta and I am sure they will be rewarded with excellent racing and great company. Over 500 sailors will enjoy a J Boat family rendezvous with up 12 races scheduled for the three day event. Landsail Tyres J-Cup - High Octane conditions expected for 67 entriesDaily prize givings and supper at the Island Sailing Club gives competitors the opportunity to rub shoulders with old friends and meet a few new ones.”

The rapid expansion of the new J/88 fleet means they will enjoy their first National Championship sponsored by Fastnet Marine Insurance at the Landsail Tyres J-Cup and the J/97 National Championship will also be contested over the weekend.

more info …………..j-cup.co.uk

by Louay Habib

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