Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SAILING IN Wins 2nd Asian J/80 Championships

J/80 sailing off Qingdao, China
(Qingdao, China)- The second annual Asian J/80 Championship took place in Qingdao, China, famous for its award-winning Tsingtao Beer first created by German immigrants in 1903. Hosting was the Qingdao International Sailing Centre in what were the fabulous facilities for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
J/80 sailing off China
From October 11th to 13th, seventeen teams from across Asia (China, Russia, India, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Malaysia) all competed for the honor and title of being crowned 2019 Asian J/80 Champion; it serves as the “de facto” Asian keelboat championship as the J/80 is by far the largest one-design keelboat class in the region.
J/80 Asia winners
After winning the first race and taking a total of five 1sts in eleven races, Jimmy Johnstone’s SAILING IN Team from China won the regatta by a significant nine-point margin to be crowned the 2019 Asian J/80 Champion. Taking the silver was the TA ORIENT Team from Taiwan with four 1sts in their scoreline to end with 34 pts net.  Hanging on to take the bronze on the podium was the WUHAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION from China with 56 pts net. The balance of the top five was determined on a tie-breaker at 60 pts each, with the Indian team from ROYAL MADRAS INDIA taking fourth place on countback over the Chinese DAIIANN MARITIME UNIVERSITY.  For more Asian J/80 Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.