The International J/80 is a fixed keel one-design sportsboat. It is built by J/Boats and certified for offshore sailing, normally crewed by 3 to 5 people. As well as its mainsail & headsail, the J/80 has a 65 m2 (700 sq ft) gennaker for downwind sailing, which when the wind rises over 15 knots gets the boat on the plane downwind.

J/80
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Class symbol
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J80 sailing in Helsinki +
Development
DesignerRod Johnstone
Year1992
DesignOne-Design
NameJ/80
Crew3 – 5
Boat
Crew3 – 5
Draft1.49 m (4 ft 11 in)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionGRP
Hull weight1,315 kg (2,899 lb)
LOA8 m (26 ft)
LWL6.71 m (22.0 ft)
Beam2.51 m (8 ft 3 in)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeFixed
Rig
Rig typeFractional rig
Mast length11.43 m (37.5 ft)
Sails
Mainsail area17.42 m2 (187.5 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area13.9 m2 (150 sq ft)
Spinnaker area65 m2 (700 sq ft)

With over 1590 J/80's worldwide, the J/80 is one of Europe's and North America's best selling sportsboats. Recognized by the ISAF, the International J/80 Class Association promotes activities and regattas worldwide. For class racing, sails are restricted to only a main, headsail and gennaker with total crew weight at 338.6 kg (746 lb) with no limit on crew numbers.

According to Sailing World Magazine, "The J/80 is easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sport boats tested."[1]

In 2007, two Swedish men (Andreas Granberg and Jens Utbult) crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a J/80.

DesignEdit

The J/80 was designed by J/Boats' Rod Johnstone, and was designed to be a one-design sportsboat that was both easy to sail and safe, but capable of reaching 20 knots downwind.

The J/80 is the only sportsboat to be certified for Design Category 'B' of the EU Recreational Craft Directive, which means it can withstand waves that are 4 metres (13 ft) high and in winds up to 41 knots. This gives the J/80 a reputation of being a very well built boat for its size, capable of extreme weather conditions.

Due to the J/80 having an asymmetrical spinnaker with a retractable bowsprit, there is little clutter on the deck and in the cockpit, giving the crew more space and fewer tripping hazards on board.

EventsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

 
J/80 flying its gennaker
Gold Silver Bronze
2001
Boats 35
USA 352
Kerry KLINGLER
Mike QUAGLIO
Chris QUAGLIO
Jay LURIE
Synergy
Jay LUTZ
GBR - Jem
Paul HEYS
Marie Claude HEYS
Katy Ware
Kevin Sproul
2002 - La Rochelle
France
46 Boats
FRA 376 - TENDRISSE
  Pascal Abignoli (FRA)
  Eric MARTI (FRA)
  Laurent ABIGNOLI (FRA)
  Xavier ROHART (FRA)
USA 352
  Kerry KLINGLER (USA)
  Jay LURIE (USA)
  Jesse STEWART (USA)
  Chris BROWNE (USA)
 USA 498 - HAMMERTIME / SYNERGY
  Steven HAMMERMAN (USA)
  Jay LUTZ (USA)
  Joe TAYLOR (USA)
  Gustavo ESCOBAR (USA)
2003 - Fort Worth, Texas
  USA
49 Boats
USA 531 - Perigee
  Jay LUTZ (USA)
USA 585
  John KOLIUS (USA)
SWE 243 - SWEdeshipping
  Christer FAITH-ELL (SWE)
2004 - Stockholm
  SWE
56 Boats
GER 508 - Out of Space
  Peder Arvefors (SWE)
USA 352
  Kerry KLINGLER (USA)
  Robert MILLER (USA)
USA 585 - GRRRR
  John W. KOLIUS (USA)
2005 - Falmouth
  GBR
52 Boats
GBR 663 - Volvo
  Ruairidh Scott (GBR)
  Ben Field (GBR)
  Anna Scott-ish (GBR)
  Shane Hughes (GBR)
  Giles Waterhouse (GBR)
GBR 724 - Silva Dream Machine
  Kevin SPROUL (GBR)
SWE 243 - Team sbab
  Mikael LINDQUIST (SWE)
2006 - Corpus Christi, TX
United States 34 Boats
407 - L'Glide 
  Glenn DARDEN (USA)
720 - Quantum Racing 
  John Kolius (USA)
266 - Flyer  
  Scott YOUNG (USA)
2007 - La Trinité sur Mer
France
125 Boats
ESP 859 - ECC VIVIENDAS 
  Jose Maria TORCIDA SEGHERS (ESP)
ESP 899 - NEXTEL ENGINEERING
  Fernando PEREDA (ESP)
GER 508 - NEEDLES AND PINS 
  Harald SCHILLING (ESP)
2008 - Kiel
Baltic Sea
64 Boats[2]
ESP 899 - Nextel Engineering
  Ignacio CAMINO RODRIGUEZ (ESP)
  Armando GUTIERREZ (ESP)
  Jose Luis GOMEZ (ESP)
  Padron ALBERTO (ESP)
USA 1151 - Polar Express
  Jeff JOHNSTONE (USA)
  Henning MITTELMANN (GER)
  Florian FÖH (GER)
  Stella MAU (GER)
  Bo TEICHMANN (GER)
ESP 977 - Peraleja Golf
  Carlos MARTINEZ (ESP)
  Juan Manuel BARRIONUEVO (ESP)
  Eugenio PEDRENO (ESP)
  Chencho ORTEGA (ESP)
2009 - Santander
Spain
134 Boats[3]
ESP 783 - HOTEL PRINCESA YAIZA-ISLAS CAN
  Rayco TABARES ÁLVAREZ (ESP)
ESP 774 - JJ PALMENSIS-ISLAS CANARIAS
  Gustavo MARTÍNEZ (ESP)
ESP 977 - PERALEJA GOLF
  Carlos MARTÍNEZ (ESP)
2010 - Newport
United States
61 Boats[4]
ESP 859 - ECC Viviendas
  Jose Maria TORCIDA (ESP)
  Javier DE LA PLAZA (ESP)
  Juan GONZALEZ TORCIDA (ESP)
  Carlos MARTINEZ (ESP)
USA 655 - Quantum Racing
  Scott YOUNG (USA)
  Terry FLYNN (USA)
  John MORRAN (USA)
  Philip WILLIAMSON (USA)
ESP 977 - Peraleja Golf
  Carlos MARTINEZ (ESP)
  Juan Manuel BARRIONUEVO (ESP)
  Chencho ORTEGA (ESP)
  Eugenio Pedreñ (ESP)
2011 - Copenhagen
Denmark
67 Boats[5]
ESP 899 - Nextel Engineering
  Ignacio CAMINO RODRIGUEZ (ESP)
ESP 1340
  Jose Maria VAN DER PLOEG (ESP)
ESP 977
  Carlos MARTINEZ (ESP)
2012 - Dartmouth
UK
76 Boats [6]
ESP 9 - Nilfisk
  Jose Maria VAN DER PLOEG (ESP)
  Jose VAN DER PLOEG (ESP)
  Lluis MAS (ESP)
  Juan Ignacio MERAYO (ESP)
  Hugo RAMON (ESP)
ESP 8 - HOTEL PRINCESA YAIZA
  Rayco TABARES (ESP)
ESP 6 - MAPFRE
  Carlos MARTINEZ (ESP)
2013 Marseille
France
117 Boats [7]
ESP 1154 - New territoriess
  Hugo ROCHA (POR)
  Alex SEMENOV (RUS)
  Franscisco PALACIO (ESP)
  Pavel SAVENKO (RUS)
  David MADRAZ (ESP)
FRA 691 - GAN'JA 
  Luc NADAL (FRA)
  Thierry BERGER (FRA)
  Gilles CORCAUD (FRA)
  Pierre MOUSSELON (FRA)
FRA 1302 - INTERFACE CONCEPT
  Eric BREZELLEC (FRA)
  Josselin LE MOINE (FRA)
  Yann CHATEAU (FRA)
  Sebastien COL (FRA)
2014 - Annapolis
United States
32 Boats
USA 1123 - Savasana
  Brian Keane (USA)
  Stu McNAY (USA)
  Ron WEED (USA)
  Mike WOLFS (CAN)
USA 655 - Quantum Racing
  Terry FLYNN (USA)
  Jesse FULMAR (USA)
  Casey LAMBERT (USA)
  Gray RACKLEY (USA)
USA 528 - Lifted
  Kerry KLINGLER (USA)
2015 - Kiel
Germany
50 Boats[8]
ESP 783 Hotel Princesa Yaiza
  Rayco Tabares (ESP)
  Oliver HERRERA PEREZ (ESP)
  Domingo FALERO LASSO (ESP)
  Hector GONZALES JORGE (ESP)
  Laiyin LEY TORRES (ESP)
 ESP 1519 BRIBON-MOVISTAR
  Marc DE ANTONIO (ESP)
 FRA 453 CO-PILOTES
  Maxime MESNIL (FRA)
2016 - Sotogrande
Spain
48 Boats[9]
 ESP 783 - Princesa Yaiza
  Rayco Tabares (ESP)
   
2017 Hamble GBR
48 Boats[10]
ESP 783 - Princesa Yaiza
  Rayco Tabares (ESP)
  Alejandro BETHENCOURT FUENTES (ESP)
  Afredo GONZALEZ (ESP)
  Hector GONZALEZ JORGE (ESP)
  Laiyin Francisca LEY TORRES (ESP)
  FRA 1420 - Courrier Junior   FRA 1302 - ArMen Habitat
2018
France
73 Boats[11][12]
 HOTEL PRINCESA YAIZA 
  Rayco TABARES ALVARES (ESP)
  Alfredo GONZALEZ (ESP)
  Laiyin Francisc LEY TORRES (ESP)
  Alejandro BETHENCOURT (ESP)
  Hector GONZALEZ (ESP)
GARATU 
  Iker ALMONDOZ (ESP)
  Inigo SANCHEZ (ESP)
  Borian PONTE (ESP)
  Inigo JAUREGUI (ESP)  
ARMEN HABITAT 
  Simon MORICEAU (FRA)
  Jean QUEVEAU (FRA)
  Vincent GUILLARM (FRA)
  Pierre Loic BERTHET (FRA)
  Paul MEDINGER (FRA)
2019 ESP 1192 - M&G TRESSIS
  Pablo SANTURDE (ESP)
ESP 1519 - BRIBON MOVISTAR
  Marc DE ANTONIO (ESP)
FRA 646 - COURRIER ECOLE NAVALE
  Pierre LAOUENAN (FRA)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sailing World Magazine J/80 Review". Sailing World Magazine. 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2008 - Results" (PDF). Kieler Yacht-Club. Retrieved 14 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "J/80 World Championship 2009 - Results". Real Club Marítimo de Santander. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  4. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2010 - Results". Ida Lewis Yacht Club. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  5. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2011 - Results" (PDF). Royal Danish Yachtclub & Dragør Sejlklub. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  6. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2012 - Overall Report". Becci Eplett, J80 UK Class Association. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ "J/80 World Championships 2013 - Overall Report". FFVoile. Archived from the original on 16 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Clasificaciones Mundial J/80 2015". EL DIARIO MONTAÑES. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  9. ^ "J/80 Worlds 2016" (PDF). J80 Worlds 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  10. ^ "J/80 Worlds 2017". J80 Worlds 2016. Retrieved 8 Oct 2016.
  11. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20190204005041/https://j80worlds2018.com/en/
  12. ^ https://www.ffvoile.fr/ffv/sportif/calendrier/Fiche_Detail.aspx?id=93052

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