New J/70 Corinthian National Championship Event
Published on August 17th, 2016
The US J/70 Class Association announced that the inaugural US Corinthian National Championship would take place this fall in Annapolis, Maryland. Eastport Yacht Club will host the amateur-only event in conjunction with the established Fall Brawl regatta from October 20-23, 2016. In addition to three days of racing, J/World will conduct practice races on Thursday, October 20, and both Friday and Saturday evenings will include a competitors’ social and industry professional debrief.
As a Corinthian event, all competitors, including the owner/driver, will provide proof of a valid ISAF Group 1 classification at the time of registration. “The concept of having a Corinthian Championship really took off at this year’s Easter Regatta,” summarized Christopher Howell, US J/70 Class Association Executive Director.
“While our amateur teams have benefited tremendously from professional sailors, there is a strong desire to also have a Championship with a balanced playing field where the competitors can receive advice from industry experts,” Howell added.
The Class Association has already scheduled the second US Corinthian National Championship for August 2017 as part of the Buzzards Bay Regatta in Massachusetts.
Source: US J/70 Class Association