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Calypso victorious at J/70 UK Grand Slam I

by J/Boats 9 May 10:41 BST 24-25 April 2021
J/70 UK Grand Slam Series - I © Close Hauled Photography

Twenty-three teams competed in Round One of the J/70 UK Grand Slam Series. The event was organized by the Warsash Sailing Club as part of the Warsash Spring Championships 2021.

Calascione & Peters racing Calypso took the first victory in the seven-event series, scoring three wins out of seven races held in brisk and beautiful conditions on The Solent.

Paul Ward's Eat Sleep J Repeat (still the defending J/70 World Champion) recovered from a Black Flag DSQ to post consistent results, but fell short by a single point to finish second. Nick Phillips' Chaotic scored a hat trick of bullets in the final three races snatching third place, ahead of Graham Clapp's Jeepster and Martin Dent's Jelvis (a J/111 World Champion).

Notable performances included Simon Patterson's Standfast, Jonnie Goodwin's Harlequin and Charles Thompson's BRUTUS. The mid-fleet peloton is always a competitive arena in the J/70 Class with three teams tied on points after seven races. Duncan McCarthy's team came out on top on countback from J/70 stalwart Patrick Liardet, racing Cosmic, and a new team in the J/70 Class, Tony Dickin's Excess.

For more United Kingdom J/70 Class sailing information visit j-70.co.uk

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