win a j/70!

j 70 youthThe first annual U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will take place concurrent with the J/FEST New England Regatta from August 11th to 13th. The event will be hosted by the famous crew at SAIL NEWPORT, Newport, Rhode Island and hosted at their extraordinary facility at Fort Adams State Park.
The goal of this event is to help develop and build leading-edge junior keelboat sailing programs across America. The winning club of this event will get ”free” usage of fully equipped International J/70 one-design class sailboat, with sails and trailer, provided ”free of charge” by J/Boats, to the winning club and its membership for twelve months.
The U.S. J/70 Youth Championship (USJCA) is open to ten (10) Youth Teams representing US Sailing recognized Sailing Clubs or Organizations. Sailing clubs may enter more than one youth team per event, but may only qualify one team for the USJCA championship in Newport, RI.
The 10 Youth Teams will compete on ten brand new J/70 Class sailboats with class sails (main, jib, spinnaker) that comply with J/70 Class rules. The boats will be identically rigged and tuned at “base settings” that are recommended by the sailmaker.
In order to qualify for the ten slots, youth teams must qualify for entry by being the top scoring Youth Team in the J/70 Class at one of the following Regattas:
Feb 24-26 J/70 Midwinters St. Petersburg
Mar 09-11 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week
Mar 17-19 San Diego NOOD
Apr 20-23 Charleston Race Week
May 05-07 Annapolis NOOD
Jun 03-04 J/70 Great Lakes at Cleveland Race Week
Jun 03-04 Cedar Point (CT) One Design Regatta
Jun 09-11 Chicago NOOD
Jul 15-16 St. Francis YC Sportboat Regatta
Jul 27-30 Marblehead NOOD
Here is the USJYC Notice of Race. For more U.S. J/70 Youth Championship information, please contact J/Boats at  or refer to the  website. Photo thanks to Phil Pape.