Growing Junior Keelboat Sailing
Published on January 12th, 2017
Newport, RI (January 12, 2017) – The first annual J/70 U.S. Youth Championship will take place concurrent with the J/FEST New England Regatta on August 11-13. 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 eleven (11) 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 Youth Teams will compete on 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 11 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 (FL)
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 – Cedar Point (CT) One Design Regatta
Jun 09-11 – Chicago NOOD
Jun 16-18 – J/70 Great Lakes (OH)
Jul 07-09 – The Newport Regatta (RI)
Jul 15-16 – St. Francis Sportboat Regatta (CA)
Jul 27-30 – Marblehead NOOD
Here is the USJYC Notice of Race: http://www.jboats.com/images/stories/pdf/J70_Youth_NOR_011217.pdf
Source: J Boats