Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Grand Pavois La Rochelle Boat Show- J/112E, J/88 & J/70

J/112E sport cruiser- family sailing(La Rochelle, France)- The Grand Pavois La Rochelle Boat Show will be taking place from September 26th to October 1st at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle.  As in past years, over 750 boats are on display and at least 80,000 visitors are expected to attend the six-day show- one of the most popular in Europe due to the wonderful fall weather often experienced at this time of year along the Atlantic coastline on the Bay of Biscay.

J/Composites will have on display the World Offshore Sailing Champion J/112E sport cruiser, as well as the highly popular J/88 family speedster and the internationally famous J/70 one-design class. The boats will be located at Pontoon 5, Row 5, Location 04.

J/70 womens sailing teamThe J/70 class continues to gain momentum in France, as more top crews are learning that to compete on the international level in sportboats requires that you test yourself against the world’s top sailors in a class that has, literally, taken over Europe as the leading sportboat keelboat one-design class in most countries.  The catalyst for that activity has been the formation of national sailing leagues, with all of Europe’s leading sailing clubs in over 14 nations participating in the latest SAILING Champions League event in St Moritz, Switzerland. Learn more about the J/70 one-design class sailboat here.

J/112E sport cruiser- family cruising interiorThe J/112E sport cruiser has been on a tear in European offshore sailing circles.  It's the 2018 Offshore Sailing World Champion (ORC & IRC), the 2018 IRC European Champion, two-time Round the Island winner (IRC class in 60nm round Isle of Wight race), Cowes Week IRC winner, and two-time SPI OUEST France IRC winner.  What is most remarkable about the J/112E’s performance is that she’s a fully-equipped cruising boat, too, with a gorgeous interior fit for a King and Queen; unlike its erstwhile competitors that are virtually stripped-out, full-on racing machines.  Learn more about the J/112E and how it can fit not only into your bucket list racing plans, but also how you can enjoy a very comfortable family cruise to your favorite islands and harbours.  Learn more about J/112E here.

J/88 sailing upwindThe J/88 continues to gain enthusiastic, passionate followers, both offshore and in one-design class activities.  As many J/88 owners have learned in Europe, the boat is extremely fast offshore in the light to moderate conditions that prevailed in Europe this past summer.  Given that climate change is making Europe hotter, with lighter winds in the summertime, it’s not surprising that J/88s are featuring at the top of the leaderboard in many events. Learn more about the J/88 speedster here.

J/99 shorthanded offshore speedsterFinally, don’t forget to catch up with the latest news on the new J/99 offshore shorthanded speedster, the newest addition to the J/Sport range, combining headroom and comfortable interior accommodation with the tiller-driven responsiveness of a sportboat!  Given that solo and double-handed circuits throughout Europe are very active, this will be a great time to learn more about this incredibly exciting evolution from the fast J/Design Team.  The first J/99 will be launching soon off Les Sables d’Olonne, France- - expectations are that a dozen J/99’s may be sailing in France before the end of 2019! Learn more about J/99 now.  For more Grand Pavois La Rochelle boat show information Add to Flipboard Magazine.