Please select your home edition
Edition
Musto 2017 728x90 Surefooted

Cowes to host its first J-Cup in 2015

by Gemma Dunn 5 Aug 2014 12:08 BST 11-13 June 2015

The annual regatta exclusively for J Boats will head to Cowes in 2015 for the first time in the event's history. The J-Cup will be hosted by the Island Sailing Club, with racing from 11th – 13th June.

The J-Cup has attracted strong entry numbers since the very first regatta in 2000. Organisers Key Yachting attribute this to their legion of very dedicated and passionate owners, 65 of which entered the 2014 event.

The largest class at the J-Cup is usually the vivacious J/109 fleet, with one design racing also on offer for the J/70s, J/80s, J/97s and J/111s. It is expected that the inaugural National Championships for the new J/88 class will be held as part of the J-Cup 2015.

The organisers are looking forward to bringing the event to Cowes. Key Yachting MD Paul Heys said, "Cowes is a natural venue for the J-Cup, with a large contingent of J Boats based on the Solent and all the facilities our local and visiting teams could wish for. The Island Sailing Club have been hosting our annual Cowes Week party for many years so are accustomed to our owners, we have no doubt they will put on a terrific regatta."

The timing of the event, two weeks prior to the Round the Island Race, will allow boats that have travelled long distances to compete in two stellar events.

Teams can expect up to eight races across the three days, with music and entertainment planned for the evenings. As is customary at the J-Cup the final prizegiving will give the organisers an excuse to throw the 400 or so competitors a fabulous party with live music, against the backdrop of the infectious atmosphere of Cowes.

Related Articles

Indian Summer for Landsail Tyres J-Cup
September date confirmed by an amendment to the Notice of Race In the light of recent UK Government announcements, it has become clear that the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup will be postponed and not take place in July. Posted on 13 May
Free Berthing at Landsail Tyres J-Cup
Reserve your space now at Cowes Yacht Haven for the 2020 regatta Key Yachting is delighted to announce that Landsail Tyres will once again be the title sponsor for the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup, hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club 2-4 July 2020. Posted on 21 Jan
Landsail Tyres J-Cup overall
Mother Nature saved her best until last All nine races were completed over three days of thrilling racing for over 300 sailors. Conditions ranged from moderate to fresh and frightening. Mother Nature saved her best until last with 25 knots of breeze in clear blue skies for the last race. Posted on 21 Jul 2019
Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 2
Feisty Friday in the Solent Feisty conditions materialised for Day Two of the 2019 Landsail Tyres J-Cup and J/70 UK Class Training Event. Gusty wind conditions, topping out at 30 knots, tested the mettle of the 60 teams racing in the Solent. Posted on 19 Jul 2019
Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 1
Racing followed a special tribute to Paul Heys Before the start of the 2019 Landsail Tyres J-Cup, the J/Boat family gathered for a special tribute to Paul Heys. All of the racing fleet gathered their yachts and all crew observed a minute silence. Posted on 19 Jul 2019
Landsail Tyres J-Cup set to be a special event
Along with J/70 UK class training and UK Grand Slam Series in July The grande finale will be the J-Cup Gala Dinner on Saturday 20th July held at the Royal Southern YC Clubhouse, on the banks of the Hamble River, with live music from the Soul Lounge Band! Posted on 8 Jun 2019
Landsail Tyres title sponsor for J-Cup 2019
Fifth consecutive year for the company and the event Key Yachting Ltd, the exclusive agent for J Boats in the UK & Ireland, is pleased to announce that J-Cup 2019 will be sponsored by Landsail Tyres for the fifth consecutive year. Posted on 11 Oct 2018
19th Landsail Tyres J-Cup overall
Sweeny win the main prize as 66 teams take part in Cowes 66 teams from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands, raced in the 19th edition of the J-Boats festival of racing, held every year in United Kingdom. Posted on 29 May 2018
19th Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 1
J/88, J/97, J/109 and J/111 fleets out in the Solent The 19th edition of the ever popular J-Boats festival has eleven different examples of the J-Boats range, featuring four National Championships for the J/88, J/97, J/109 and J/111 Classes. Posted on 26 May 2018
66 teams to contest Landsail Tyres J-Cup
An international fleet of J/111s will be racing featuring eleven teams The 19th edition of the ever popular J-Boats festival has eleven different examples of the J-Boats range, featuring four National Championships for the J/88, J/97, J/109 and J/111 Classes. Posted on 23 May 2018