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DesignerAlan Johnstone
LocationUnited States
No. builtmore than 1324 (2018)[1]
Builder(s)J Boats
Boat weight1,790 lb (810 kg)
LOA22.74 ft (6.93 m)
LWL20.47 ft (6.24 m)
Beam7.38 ft (2.25 m)
Hull draft4.92 ft (1.50 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast628 lb (285 kg)
Rig typeFractional rigged sloop
I (foretriangle height)26.77 ft (8.16 m)
J (foretriangle base)7.68 ft (2.34 m)
P (mainsail luff)26.16 ft (7.97 m)
E (mainsail foot)9.44 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 6.93-metre (22.7 ft) 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 lift 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 on a carbon fiber bow sprit with an area of 491 sq ft (45.6 m2).[2]


World Championship[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Newport[5]  United States
Timothy Healy
Paul Abdullah
Geoff Becker
Gordon Borges
 United States
Joel Ronning
Victor Diaz de Leon
Bill Hardesty
Willem van Waay
 United States
Brian Keane
Richard Clarke
Anthony Kotoun
Ronald Weed
2015 La Rochelle
2016 San Francisco
2017 Porto Cervo[6]  United States
Peter S. Duncan
 United States
Brian Keane
Luca Domenici
2019 Torquay[7]  Great Britain
Paul Ward
Charlie Cumbley
Ruairidh Scott
Mario Trindade
 United States
Joel Ronning
Victor Diaz De Leon
Christopher Stocke
Patrick Wilson
Jose María Torcida
Luiz Martín Cabiedes
Rayco Tabares
Pablo Santurde
Robin Imaz

European Championship[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
2016 Kiel[8]  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[9]  Italy
Alberto Rossi
Luis Bugallo
Umberto de Luca

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_detail.cfm?Race_Number=11&eID=4512
  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. ^ https://site-isaf.soticcloud.net/regattainfo.php?view=eventoa&rgtaid=18121&regattaid=18121&evntid=34647#results__18121
  6. ^ http://www.yccsfiles.com/results/j70w/g_g.pdf
  7. ^ https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=6149
  8. ^ "Kieler Woche 2016 manage2sail". www.manage2sail.com.
  9. ^ "J70 European Championship Vigo - 2018". J70 European Championship Vigo - 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Category:J/70 (keelboat) at Wikimedia Commons