Inaugural J/111 World Championship heads to UK in 2014

Published on April 24th, 2014

Entries are open for the J111 World Championship 2014 which will be hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, UK, from Tuesday 19th August to Sunday 24th August 2014. Racing will commence on Wednesday 20th of August and twelve races are scheduled over five days. The Notice of Race and Entry Form are available for download at Royal Yacht Squadron Events.

The J111 World Championship 2014 will be preceded by the J111 European Championship 2014 which will take place during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Racing at the European Championship will start on Saturday 2nd August and will conclude on Tuesday 5th of August. Online entries are open now at

A strong international entry is expected for both of these key J111 regattas. The J111 European Championship will be raced on the same waters as the J111 World Championship thereby providing visiting teams the opportunity to gain valuable insight and experience sailing on the challenging waters of the Solent, the spiritual home of British yacht racing.

An entry of between 20 and 25 boats is expected for the World Championship and expressions of interest from teams keen to compete at this inaugural J111 World Championship have been received from France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, Hong Kong and the USA.

With so many international teams planning to visit British shores to compete at the J111 World Championship it is especially fitting that this first world championship for the J111 Class is to be hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the most prestigious yacht club in the United Kingdom. In an auspicious and functional symmetry, the 2015 J111 World Championship will be hosted in the USA by the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island before returning to the Royal Yacht Squadron in 2016.

This two year rotation of the J111 World Championship between the premier yacht clubs of the UK and the USA, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the New York Yacht Club, has been established for the foreseeable future, enabling J111 owners to make long-term regatta plans based on top flight competition and consistent race management of the highest standard.

For more information on the J111 European Championship 2014 or the J111 World Championship 2014, including the availability of boats for charter, please contact Paul Heys at Key Yachting on 02380 455669.

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