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Press Release

Date: 1st September 2016


Issued by:

Peta Stuart-Hunt

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Royal Southern publishes Notice of Race for J/80 World Championships

Monday 10th – Friday 14th July 2017


Hamble, Hampshire, UK 


The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) is delighted to be hosting next year’s J/80 Class World Championships, with racing from Monday 10th to Friday 14th July.


The Hamble-based Club, which is organising the Championships in conjunction with the J/80 UK Class Association, published the Notice of Race (NoR) today. This is available for download, along with other related information, on the event website


Around 50 entries are expected with more than 30 expressions of interest received so far. The formalities of measuring, crew weighing and inspections will begin on Friday 7th July and all boats will be moored in the Prince Philip Yacht Haven. There will be a briefing and a welcome party for all skippers and crews on Sunday 9th July.


A Crew dinner is planned for Thursday 13th with Prizegiving scheduled for the early evening on Friday 14th and prizes being awarded to the top five.


Race Officer Stuart Childerley said: “We are looking forward to welcoming competitors and providing them with the opportunity to compete prior to the Worlds in the J/80 UK National Championships in June. At the Worlds, the intention is to run a 15 race series over the five days in the Central Solent area – it should be pretty spectacular.”


Commenting on behalf of the J/80 UK Class Association, Mike Lewis said: “The Royal Southern has fantastic facilities on the River Hamble and top-class race management. Having just completed a successful 2016 UK Nationals on the same waters, we are sure everyone in the Class will enjoy great racing in the Solent at our 2017 Nationals in June and the World Championships a month later.”


The Championships are open to the Members of the J/80 Class as defined by the J/80 Class Rule (C3.3).


Entries will only be accepted via the event website: and the closing time and date for entries is 23:59 on Friday 12th May 2017.


The Sailing Instructions will be published on the RSrnYC event website before Monday 3rd July 2017.


Those new to the Class, or wishing to purchase or charter a boat, please contact:

Gemma Dunn, Key Yachting, Tel: +44 (0)2380 455669 or Email:




For further information, please contact:

Royal Southern Yacht Club Sailing Office, Tel: +44 (0)23 8045 0302 or Email:







Royal Southern Yacht Club Notes to Editors:


  • Sailing Today ‘Yacht Club of the Year’ 2015/2016.
  • Yachts & Yachting ‘Club of the Year’ 2012/2013.
  • The Club celebrated its 175th Anniversary in 2012. The Royal Southern, whose Patron is HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T., is one of Europe’s premier yacht racing organisers, excelling at all levels of competition and enjoying the practical experience of internationally qualified race officers amongst its members.  Many of the Club’s sailing members have achieved notable successes on the international stage, from world champions in dinghies and keelboats to the twice winner of the classic Rolex Fastnet Race.
  • Quadruple Olympic Gold and Silver Medallist, & America’s Cup winning sailor Sir Ben Ainslie, and single-handed circumnavigators, Samantha Davies, Sir Chay Blyth and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston are all Honorary Members as is disabled yachtsman and disability sports ambassador Geoff Holt MBE and Paralympic Gold medallist Helena Lucas MBE. The latest name to be added to this distinguished Honorary Membership list is that of Ian Williams, 5 x World Match Racing Champion.
  • The Prince Philip Yacht Haven was commissioned by the Club’s Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, on 4th June 2015.  This was the culmination of a project that had commenced 14 years previously.
  • The Club has a proud and illustrious history in the sport and an active membership in excess of 1700 adults and 140 Academy members.
  • Having joined the Royal Southern Yacht Club in 1948, it was in 1952 that HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh graciously accepted the rank of Admiral, a position he held until 2002, when the Club was honoured by his acceptance of its proposal that he become the Club’s fifth Patron, following in the footsteps of HM Queen Victoria, HRH The Prince Consort, HM King Edward VII and HM King George V.

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