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 […]


US Class Association and Commander’s Weather team up

The US J-80 Class Association has teamed up with Commander’s Weather to provide daily local marine weather forecasts for the duration of the World Championship. Commanders’ Weather has been providing specialized, detailed marine weather forecasts for racing and cruising yachts anywhere in the world for over 20 years.  Our experienced meteorologists support almost 6000 clients […]


Letter from the EYC Commodore

As commodore of Eastport Yacht Club, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the J/80 World Championship.  We are honored to be host club and especially proud of our Fleet 10 J/80 members. Under the leadership of our Event Chair Sharon Borland and her 50+ volunteers, we look to make you feel at home, […]


Letter from the US Class President

J80 2014 Worlds Competitors, On behalf of the United States J80 Class Association and Local J80 Fleet 10, we would like to welcome you to Annapolis, MD, Eastport Yacht Club and the 2014 J80 World Championship!! Countless volunteers have been hard at work over the last year and a half to make this “The” Premiere […]


Crew Substitutions

A few teams have inquired about crew substitutions during the week.  The Race Committee must approve them, and they must be submitted in writing by 1600 Sunday Sept 28.  there will be forms available at the registration desk. Any requests after Sunday must be submitted in writing, and will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. This will be […]


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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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