Thursday, December 10, 2015

J/70 Easter Regatta Announcement

J/70s sailing off start line (Columbia, SC)- Columbia Sailing Club is proud to announce the inaugural J-70 Corinthian Easter Regatta 2016, held from March 25th to 27th, 2016, and sponsored by the J/70 Class and North Sails. The event is being hosted for Corinthian J/70 teams only- just ISAF Category 1 sailors.

This event will be held in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary J/24 Easter Regatta, a most famous event in the 24 class that has been held since 1985. The first Easter Regatta was held in 1966 sailing E-Scows, so this year will mark the 50th Anniversary of this prestigious event! Notable Regatta Champions include Terry Hutchinson, Chris Larson, David Van Cleef, Tim Healy and Will Welles.

Regatta sponsor North Sails will provide the J/70 Corinthian sailors with an amazing training program led by J/70 Champion Tim Healy- North Sails’ One-Design Director.  The event starts out with a one-day clinic, followed by daily post-race “chalk talks” by some of the smartest, fastest guys in the business in the North Sails diaspora.  In addition, the Columbia SC is also planning to have a practice start and race on Thursday afternoon for J/24’s and J/70’s.  Please contact Charles Bumgardner at ph# 803-315-8788 or email- for more information and fantastic deals on local hotels/motels.  For more J/70 and J/24 Easter Regatta sailing information