Eastern Yacht Club and Fleet 9 look forward to hosting the 2018 World Championship September 22 - 29, 2018 (click here for the Notice of Race). Hank Stuart will be the PRO, Warren Nethercote will be the Chief Judge, and five international jury members have been secured.
Our current committee roster includes:
Regatta Chairman - Doug Morgan
Shore logistics - Sinan Kunt
Fleet 9 Chair/Host - Daan Goedkoop
Measurement - Frank McNamara
Social Events - Cindy Smith
Moorings - Ben Willard
Registration - Kathy Andreasen
Communications - Cheryl Byrne
Not only does the Eastern have the facilities and expertise to host a World Championship for 100 boats, but we have successfully hosted World and Continental Championships of this size for the Star, Etchells, J/24 and J/105 classes. For the J/70 World Championship, we are expecting 100 boats from all over the world, which will translate into over 400 participants attending the event. Add to this the race committee, international jury, volunteers, friends and family, and we will be responsible for approximately 500 people. Marblehead is a great place to race in open water with a short sail from the main harbor, so we hope your team will also enjoy the hospitality offered by our historic New England fishing village.
Invitation to Visiting Teams to Train for the Worlds
The Eastern Yacht Club invites visiting J/70 teams to participate in local events to train for the Worlds. For more information, please click on any of the links below for an invitation and logistics notice.
Marblehead Race Association Weekend Racing (June 2nd - August 18th & Labor Day Weekend, 2018)
Helly Hansen Marblehead NOOD Regatta (July 27 - 29, 2018)
Storm Trysail Club Ted Hood Regatta (August 24 - 26, 2018)