Thursday, January 10, 2019

2018 J/70 UK Grand Slam Champion is DSP!

J/70 DSP UK team
DSP was presented with both trophies at the J/70 UK Class Dinner that was held at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge, London. L-R Doug Struth, Lauren Mead, Dan Schieber (J/70 UK Class/Louay Habib)

Doug Struth & Geoff Carveth's DSP is the 2018 J/70 UK Grand Slam Champion scoring the best result in both the Corinthian and Open Divisions for the season. The total score for the nine-regatta championship was calculated by the best five results, including the J/70 UK Nationals that was non-discardable. DSP scored the best net points from any team in both the Corinthian and Open Divisions by the finest of margins. Clive Bush's Darcey was the top team in the Open Division, just a single point behind DSP. Ian Wilson & Marshall King's Soak Racing was the runner up in the Corinthian Division, also just one point behind DSP. Martin Dent's Jelvis made the podium for the Open Class, and Fiona Hampshire's Elizabeth was third in the Corinthian Class.
J/70 teams united in UK
“The racing has been so close all season, and we got the rub of the green with the weather especially in the last regatta. We have a relatively light weight team, so we tend to do well in light airs, which was quite often during the season,” commented Doug Struth. “We are absolutely delighted to win the Grand Slam, but the J/70 UK Class has a lot of work to do if we are going to be successful at the J/70 World Championship in Tor Bay next summer. We know that the teams coming from abroad will be extremely strong.”   UK Nationals J/70 sailing video action from VR Sport Media.
J/70s sailing UK Nationals
The J/70 UK Class will continue to train during the winter months, with organized clinics in the Solent and overseas. 2019 will be a massive year for the J/70 UK Class. The Royal Torbay Yacht Club is looking forward to welcoming the J/70 Class to Torquay for the 2019 J/70 World Championship: August 29th to September 6th 2019. The 2018 J/70 UK Grand Slam series provided qualification slots for the first 20 UK teams.  For more details about the J/70 UK Class.   Like & Share the J/70 Worlds Facebook page here   For more 2019 J/70 World Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.