U.S. J/70 Youth Championship


The first annual U.S. J/70 Youth Championship was held in August 2017.  The event was hosted by SAIL NEWPORT, Newport, Rhode Island at their Fort Adams State Park facility.

The Pacific Coast teams have been on a roll.  The 2018 winner was King Harbor YC in Los Angeles, CA, sailing at St Petersburg Yacht Club's Sailing Center in their fleet of J/70s. The 2017 winner was the Santa Barbara YC in Santa Barbara, CA.

In 2019, the 3rd annual U.S. J/70 Youth Championship will again be hosted by St Petersburg Yacht Club from November 21st to 24th, 2019.

The goal of this event is to help develop and build leading-edge junior keelboat sailing programs across America. 

The U.S. J/70 Youth Championship (USJYC) is open to ten (10) Youth Teams representing US Sailing recognized Sailing Clubs or Organizations.

The ten Youth Teams will compete on ten provided J/70 Class sailboats with class sails (main, jib, spinnaker).  The boats will be identically rigged and tuned at “base settings” that are recommended by the sailmaker.


How do you apply to enter the event?

For 2019, each youth team must submit a CV of their sailing/ racing experience to the US J/70 Class Association.  The CV's for each team must include all team members.  The J/70 Class Youth Committee will select up to ten teams.  Entries must be completed by August 15th, 2019.  Then the selected teams will be notified by September 1st, 2019.

Since the event is being run under the J/70 Class Rules, as published by the IJCA (International J/70 Class Association), each Youth team is permitted up to five crew.  This is a "Corinthian Only" evet, too.

For more information, please contact the U.S. J/70 Class Association Executive Director- Chris Howell- Phone- (440) 796-3100 or emal- "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.".