Welcome to the 2014 J/80 World Championships

Eastport Yacht Club, on behalf of J/80 Fleet 10 and the J/80 Class Association, invites you to Annapolis and the beautiful Chesapeake Bay to compete in the 2014 World Championship regatta, September 28 through October 4, 2014! Top notch Race Committee led by Principal Race Officer Sharon Hadsell,NRO (USA), a representative International Jury with Charlotte […]


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North Point Yacht Sales

We are excited to add North Point Yacht Sales to our team! North Point Yacht Sales has been an involved and respected member of the brokerage and new boat sales community since 2008. With our experience and time in both the power and sail market has come a breadth of knowledge and understanding of what […]


Jeff & Sharon Interview

Q: How long have you been sailing and how many Regatta’s have you participated in? Jeff: I have been sailing for 41 years and racing since I was 13; sailing for another 3 before that. I have been the PRO for two world championships and have competed in one. Sharon and I were the co-chairs for another […]

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Coral Reef Sailing Apparel

Thank you Coral Reef Sailing for joining us during the Annapolis J80 World Championships! We can’t wait to see you there. A staple in the sailing community, we are very excited to have you with us! Coral Reef Sailing is a company that strives to be diverse.  They are committed to dealing with every customer, client, […]


Belvedere Vodka

Thank you to our Party Tent Sponsor Belvedere Vodka! The vodka that’s proudly made from Rye, Water & Character will be charging the way for an amazing Regatta.  Only the most dedicated and passionate dare make Polish Vodka. With the most rigorously regulated vodka laws on the planet, there are no short cuts for quality […]


Notice of Race Amendment #2

Notice of Race Amendment #2 has been posted.  This amendment has more substance than the first one. The changes are: Announcing that the jury will be empowered to penalize boats on-the-water for breaking rule 42 (Propulsion), and J/80 Class Rule C.8.3(b) (Bowsprit). Added restrictions to ban dehumidifiers while the boats are in the water Clarification […]


Quantum Sail Design Group

We are excited to announce Quantum Sail Design Group as a sponsor for the Annapolis J80 World Championships! Quantum Sail Design Group was formed in 1996 by a group of independent and experienced sailmakers. The firm has grown to more than 60 sales and service outlets throughout the world with headquarters in Traverse City, Michigan. Sails are built at […]

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Veuve Clicquot

Our Race Day and Party Tent would not be complete without Veuve Clicquot! Thank you so much for your support and we can’t wait to see you there! Since 1772, Veuve Clicquot has set the champagne standard. The company started as a French champagne house based in Reims and has grown to a world-renowned brand. Known for […]


Tim Wilkes Photography signs on as the Official Photographer!

Internationally renowned Marine Photographer, Tim Wilkes has been documenting sailboat racing for close to twenty years. His assignments have spanned the globe and his work has been published in more than twenty countries. Tim is a seasoned professional and his commitment is evident in every project. He has established himself as the official photographer of […]


Eastport Yacht Club members interested in housing teams

A number of Eastport Yacht club members have expressed interest in housing out-of-town (especially foreign) teams in the homes.  Most of the members are conveniently located within walking distance of the Eastport Yacht Club.  We have space for teams with 4 – 8 people. Please contact Sharon Borland – chair@j80worlds2014.org for more information.


Worlds Measurement – more details released

The Measurement team will be weighing a number of boats soon, so the lead up has started! The J80 class has issued a technical advisory that covers non-standard equipment that has been showing up at various regattas around the world.  Please take some time and read up on this, so that you do not get […]