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.
“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. Daily 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