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DesignerAlan Johnstone
LocationUnited States
No. builtmore than 1324 (2018)[1]
Builder(s)J Boats
Displacement1,790 lb (810 kg)
Draft4.92 ft (1.50 m)
LOA22.74 ft (6.93 m)
LWL20.47 ft (6.24 m)
Beam7.38 ft (2.25 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast628 lb (285 kg)
Rig typeFractional rigged sloop
I foretriangle height26.77 ft (8.16 m)
J foretriangle base7.68 ft (2.34 m)
P mainsail luff26.16 ft (7.97 m)
E mainsail foot9.44 ft (2.88 m)
Mainsail area123.48 sq ft (11.472 m2)
Jib/genoa area102.80 sq ft (9.550 m2)
Spinnaker area491 sq ft (45.6 m2)
Total sail area226.27 sq ft (21.021 m2)

J/70 is a trailerable, 6.93-metre (22.7 ft) American sailboat class designed by Alan Johnstone and first built in 2012.[2]


The boat is built for J Boats by three builders, CCF Composites in the United States, J/Composites in Europe and J/Boats Argentina in South America.[3] At least 1451 had been constructed by 2019.[4]


The J/70 is a small racing keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass. It has a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder, a retractable bowsprit and a lifting keel. It displaces 1,790 lb (812 kg) and carries 628 lb (285 kg) of lead ballast. The boat features a very large asymmetrical spinnaker with an area of 491 sq ft (45.6 m2), flown from the carbon fiber bowsprit.[2]


World Championship[edit]

European Championship[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
2016 Kiel[5]  Italy
Claudia Rossi
Matteo Mason
Simone Spangaro
Michele Paoletti
Stefano Roberti
Enrico Fonda
Ludovic Broquaire
Filippo Lamantia
Gonzalo Araújo
Guilherme Almeida
Diego Fructuoso
Nacho Giamonna
2018 Vigo[6]  Italy
Alberto Rossi
Luis Bugallo
Umberto de Luca
2021 Charlottenlund[7]  Spain
José María Torcida
Francisco Palacio
Rayco Tabares
Pablo Santurde
Luis Martín Cabiedes
 Great Britain
Paul Ward
 United States
Michael Goldfarb
2022 Hyères[8]  Great Britain
Jonathan Calascione
James Peters
Morgan Peach
Dave Kohler
 United States
Richard Witzel
Carlos Robles
Tomas Dietrich
Bernardo Freitas
Ahmet Eker
Burak Zengin
Yaşar Arıbaş
Cem Gözen
2023 Weymouth[9]  United States
Douglas Rastello
Steve Hunt
John Wallace
Morgan Trubovich
Vasco Serpa
Paulo Manso
Diogo Pinto
Hugo Rocha
Gülboy Güryel
Ali Tezdiker
Massimo Bortoletto
Victor Diaz de Leon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2018 J 70 World Championship on Yacht Scoring - A complete web based regatta administration and yacht scoring program".
  2. ^ a b Browning, Randy (2017). "J/70 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "List of J Boats builders". Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Partial list of hull number built and operational in July 2019". Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Kieler Woche 2016 manage2sail". manage2sail.com.
  6. ^ "J70 European Championship Vigo - 2018". j70europeans2018.com.
  7. ^ "J70 European Championship Charlottenlund - 2021". manage2sail.com.
  8. ^ "2022 J70 European Championship - Hyères" (PDF). coych.org.
  9. ^ "2023 J70 European Championship - Weymouth". yachtscoring.com.

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