J/80

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J/80
J 80 blue.svg
Class symbol
J80 SUVLM06 4.jpg
J80 sailing in Helsinki
Development
DesignerRod Johnstone
Year1992
DesignOne-Design
Boat
Crew3 – 5
Draft1.49 m (4 ft 11 in)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionGRP
Hull weight1,315 kg (2,899 lb)
LOA8 m (26 ft)
LWL6.71 m (22.0 ft)
Beam2.51 m (8 ft 3 in)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeFixed
Rig
Rig typeFractional rig
Mast length11.43 m (37.5 ft)
Sails
Mainsail area17.42 m2 (187.5 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area13.9 m2 (150 sq ft)
Spinnaker area65 m2 (700 sq ft)

The International J/80 is a fixed keel one-design sportsboat certified for offshore sailing, normally crewed by 3 to 5 people. As well as its mainsail & headsail, the J/80 has a 65 m2 (700 sq ft) gennaker for downwind sailing, which when the wind rises over 15 knots gets the boat on the plane downwind.

With over 1590 J/80's worldwide, the J/80 is one of Europe's and North America's best selling sportsboats. Recognized by the ISAF, the International J/80 Class Association promotes activities and regattas worldwide. For class racing, sails are restricted to only a main, headsail and gennaker with total crew weight at 338.6 kg (746 lb) with no limit on crew numbers.

According to Sailing World Magazine, "The J/80 is easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sport boats tested."[1]

2007 two swedish guys (Andreas Granberg and Jens Utbult)crossed the Atlantic ocean in a J80.

Design[edit]

The J/80 was designed by J/Boats' Rod Johnstone, and was designed to be a one-design sportsboat that was both easy to sail and safe, but capable of reaching 20 knots downwind.

The J/80 is the only sportsboat to be certified for Design Category 'B' of the EU Recreational Craft Directive, which means it can withstand waves that are 4 metres (13 ft) high and in winds up to 41 knots. This gives the J/80 a reputation of being a very well built boat for its size, capable of extreme weather conditions.

Due to the J/80 having an asymmetrical spinnaker with a retractable bowsprit, there is little clutter on the deck and in the cockpit, giving the crew more space and fewer tripping hazards on board.

Events[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
2001
Boats 35
Kerry KLINGLER

Mike QUAGLIO
Chris QUAGLIO
Jay LURIE

Synergy

Jay LUTZ

Jem

Paul HEYS
Marie Claude HEYS
Katy Ware
Kevin Sproul

2002
La Rochelle, France
46 Boats
TENDRISSE  FRA

Pascal Abignoli Eric MARTI FRA Laurent ABIGNOLI FRA Xavier ROHART FRA

USA 352 HAMMERTIME / SYNERGY  USA 498


2003
Ft. Worth, Texas, USA
49 Boats
Synergy  USA Jay Lutz
2004Stockholm SWE 56 Out of Space  SWE Peder Arvefors
2005
Falmouth,  GBR
52
Volvo  GBR Ruairidh Scott

Ben Field Anna Scott-ish Shane Hughes Giles Waterhouse

Silva Dream Machine GBR 724

Kevin SPROUL GBR

team sbab SWE 243

Mikael LINDQUIST SWE

2006 Corpus Christi, TX, United States 34 L'Glide  USA Glenn Darden
2007 La Trinité sur Mer, France 125 ECC Viviendas  ESP Jose Maria Torcida
2008 Kiel, Baltic Sea 64 Nextel Engineering[2]  ESP Ignacio Camino
2009 Santander, Spain 134 Princesa Yaiza[3]  ESP Rayco Tabares
2010 Newport, United States 61 ECC Viviendas[4]  ESP Jose Maria Torcida
2011 Copenhagen, Denmark 67 Nextel Engineering[5]  ESP Ignacio Camino
2012 Dartmouth, UK 76 Nilfisk[6]  ESP José van der Ploeg
2013 Marseille, France 117 New territoriess[7] RUS Hugo Rocha
2014 Annapolis, United States 32 Savasana  USA Brian Keane
2015
Kiel, Germany
Boats 50[8]
ESP 783 Hotel Princesa Yaiza

 Rayco Tabares (ESP)
 Oliver HERRERA PEREZ (ESP)
 Domingo FALERO LASSO (ESP)
 Hector GONZALES JORGE (ESP)
 Laiyin LEY TORRES (ESP)

 ESP 1519 BRIBON-MOVISTAR  FRA 453 CO-PILOTES
2016 Sotogrande, Spain 48 Princesa Yaiza[9]  Rayco Tabares (ESP)
2017 Hamble GBR
48 Boats
Princesa Yaiza[10]  Rayco Tabares (ESP)

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sailing World Magazine J/80 Review". Sailing World Magazine. 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2008 - Results" (PDF). Kieler Yacht-Club. Retrieved 14 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "J/80 World Championship 2009 - Results". Real Club Marítimo de Santander. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  4. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2010 - Results". Ida Lewis Yacht Club. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  5. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2011 - Results" (PDF). Royal Danish Yachtclub & Dragør Sejlklub. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  6. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2012 - Overall Report". Becci Eplett, J80 UK Class Association. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2013 - Overall Report". FFVoile. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Clasificaciones Mundial J/80 2015". EL DIARIO MONTAÑES. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  9. ^ "J/80 Worlds 2016" (PDF). J80 Worlds 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  10. ^ "J/80 Worlds 2017". J80 Worlds 2016. Retrieved 8 Oct 2016.

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