Monday, May 22, 2017

J/70 Debuts in Argentina!

J/70 Argentina debut (Buenos Aires, Argentina)- As the J/70 class continues to grow around the world, it was clear the rapid adoption of the J/70 in Chile and Uruguay was going to stimulate interest across South America. Many of the world’s top J/24 and Olympic sailors have come from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. In fact, the passion for the J/70 was so strong that when J/Boats announced several months ago that J/Boats Argentina, based in Buenos Aires, would become the next licensed builder for J/70s, the order book grew quickly to 20+ boats.

Roberto Authier, President of J/Boats Argentina, said this about debuting their first boat a fortnight ago, “We were very pleased the J/70 reception went so well. J/70 sailing off Buenos Aires, ArgentinaWe launched the first boat shortly after the christening ceremony and went sailing for a few hours with many sailors eagerly checking out their next boat. It's going to be a very busy year!"

"The J/70 becomes the second J design we've licensed for production in South America," added Jeff Johnstone of J/Boats. "We couldn't be happier having Roberto and Lucas Authier building the J/70 and continuing to provide long-term support for both the J/24 and J/70 classes."

The first Argentinean J/70 was launched after the christening ceremony and went sailing for a few hours with many new J/70 sailors eagerly hopping aboard to check out the new boat.  For more J/70 speedster sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.