Fire Power at J/70 World Championship:
The 2018 edition of the J/70 World Championship has attracted 90+ entrants to compete for Open and Corinthian Class titles September 25-29 in Marblehead, MA.
Among the team may represent the most unprecedented assemblage of world-class talent ever gathered together in a single one-design regatta in history – keelboat or dinghy.
Teams have come from as far away as Australia, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, Monaco, Russia, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Turkey. Additionally, South America is well represented: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay.
To appreciate the relative “fire power” and depth of talent that some J/70 teams bring to…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Fire Power at J/70 World Championship, Editor
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire:
The multihull era of the America’s Cup halted the legacy monohull boats enjoyed. Whereas the 12 Meter, International America’s Cup Class, and even J Class yachts continue today to ply race courses, the wing-powered, foil-assisted extreme machines have been retired, deemed too costly and dangerous to sail.
But rumors persist that the boats of Bermuda, the 15 meter AC Class catamarans used for the 2017 competition, will get a second life in a new global sailing league being bankrolled by Larry Ellison, the Oracle billionaire.