(St Petersburg, FL)- The second annual U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will take place in St Petersburg, Florida on Tampa Bay from November 16-18, 2018. The event will be hosted by the St Petersburg Yacht Club in its fleet of club-owned matched one-design J/70’s.
The U.S. J/70 Youth Championship (USJYC) is open to twelve Youth Teams representing US Sailing recognized Sailing Clubs or Organizations. Sailing clubs may enter more than one youth team per event, but may only qualify one team for the USJYC championship in Newport, RI. The twelve (12) Youth Teams will compete on ten J/70 Class sailboats with class sails (main, jib, spinnaker).
The 2018 qualifiers are:
- Feb 15-18 Helly Hansen St Pete NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg, FL
- Mar 7-11 Bacardi J/70 Invitational- Miami, FL
- Mar 16-18 Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD- San Diego, CA
- Apr 12-15 Sperry Charleston Race Week- Charleston, SC
- May 04-06 Helly Hansen Annapolis NOOD- Annapolis, MD
- Jun 2-3 Cedar Point YC One-Design Regatta- Cedar Point, CT
- Jun 08-10 Helly Hansen Chicago NOOD- Chicago, IL
- Jun 15-17 Cleveland Race Week- Cleveland, OH
- Jul 06-08 The Newport Regatta- Newport, RI
- Jul 15-16 St. Francis Sportboat Regatta- San Francisco, CA
- Jul 26-29 Helly Hansen Marblehead NOOD- Marblehead, MA
Here is the USJYC Notice of Race (https://www.jboats.com/images/stories/pdf/J70_Youth_NOR_2018.pdf).