The J/70 Class
The UK J/70 fleet is the largest one design fleet racing regularly on the Solent, with 35+ boats at the Class Nationals this year. The sportsboat is a 4-5 man One Design class making for some of the closest racing on the Solent and provides a full and intense calendar with events from March through to as late as October/November. With the 2019 J/70 World Championships being held in the UK, the fleet is continually growing and become even more competitive.
The Royal Southern is proud to own three J/70s, which are available to be used by all Club members with suitable experience. The boats can be chartered for training or racing and come with all necessary equipment.
Organising a Charter
To organise a charter, please contact the J/70 Boat Captain through the Sailing Office.
When first chartering one of the boats, please submit a brief sailing CV to the Boat Captain. In most cases this will suffice and you will be added to the approved users list, however, he may ask you to meet with him before the handover, to go over maneuvers and best practice.
The damage deposit is set as £750 for non-racing and £850 for racing. This will be invoiced via Paypal and must be paid before collection of the boat. The deposit will then be refunded to you once the boat has been checked over by the Boat Captain with a reduction for any damage done. Pricing for damage categories can be found below.
2018 - J/70 Charter Prices
Rates per Day
To be eligible for Academy pricing, the crew must be made up of at least 50% Academy members, one of whom must be the skipper if racing.