J/80

image: Guy Nowell

The J/80 is one of the most popular one-design classes in the world with over 1,600 sailing in thirty fleets in twelve countries. There are large fleets in North America, Europe and Asia and here in Hong Kong we have a fleet of twenty privately owned J/80s racing out of our home base at RHKYC Middle Island.

This modern design racing keelboat is well balanced and forgiving in light airs. Once the wind picks up the oversized (67m2) asymmetric spinnaker ensures an exciting ride downwind which requires good crew coordination and skilful helming to keep her on her feet. In heavy winds ‘thrills and spills’ are guaranteed!

Our racing season extends from September until May and includes five Class series. Each series takes place over four race days with three Windward/Leeward races each day. Our Class Championship is held off Lamma Island in December and is made up of eight races. That’s a total of sixty eight Class races which combined with the major Club events in Victoria Harbour makes for a busy season!

We’re always looking for keen racers to join our regular crews. To facilitate this we run a crew WhatsApp group and a Crew Board which is hosted on the Teamer sports management platform. If you’re interested in racing with us please refer to the JOIN US page on our J/80 Class Association website for registration details.

J/80 FACEBOOK PAGE
J/80 CLASS ASSOCIATION

ENTRY AND SIGN ON BUTTONS FOR CLASS RACING 

It is for safety purpose that the Club employs this new entry system.  Please try your best to include all your crew (including skipper) emergency contacts when entering / signing on.

 

Entry Form
(Enter first before using the sign-on system)
 

(Sign on can be done from the Tuesday onwards before each race day)
(Remember to select all crew 'ONBOARD')

List of boats signed on for race

 

J/80 COMMITTEE

Class President - Ben Bulmer
Class Secretary - Fraser Boyd
Class Captain - Andrew Moore
Deputy Class Secretary - Andrew Blank
Class Treasurer - Jason Keg
Class Spares Officer - Max Dubreuil 

If you are interested in learning more about the J/80, please feel free to contact the J/80 Class Secretary on j80@rhkyc.org.hk

 GENERAL INFORMATION

 RACING VIDEOS

NOTICES OF RACE 2019-2020

All notices of race are in PDF format and it can be retrieved and printed for use. The PDF file required Acrobat Reader which can be free downloaded from ADOBE.

Standard Sailing Instructions

J/80 - MEMBERS BOATS

BOAT SAIL # OWNER
JELIGNITE 1428 Romain Le Chevallier / Thibault Einholtz
JAVELIN 1529 Andrew Blank / Jingyi Blank
JAHOO 1530 Tam Nguyen
DEEP BLUE 2230 Anthony Ngai
MAY 13 2231 Lonny Chen / Simon Lam / Tom Tam
SEABISCUIT 2232 RHKYC
J CHI 2235 Joe Chow
INVICTUS 2236 CK Tse / Angus Fong
JOSS 2237 Fraser Boyd / Peter Lake
LILA 2239 Lim Boon Kian / Anita Ng
TIGRINA 2251 Andrew Moore
FOOTLOOSE 2252 Henry Wong / Alan Lau / Joanna Lee / Daniel Chan
JENAPABE 2253 Ben Chong
JASMINE 2256 Ben Bulmer
JELIK 6 2257 Frank Pong
JELIK 7 2258 Frank Pong
MOZZIE 2259 Hughes de Saint Germain / Olivier Defline / Thomas Baetz
JAMMIN 2261 Antoine Segaud / Jasper Ten Berge / Max Dubreuil
ALCHEMIST 2262 Jason Keg
UNKNOWN PLEASURES 2263 Richard Johnston
POIEMA 2265 Alain Choi
LEVITY 2267 Claude Wong
REDOUBTABLE 2269 Jan Bochenski / Roland Chai / David Foster
J/70'S    
TUCO 2197 Paul Voets / Berenice Voets
DAZIBAO 2169 Andrew Ellis
SAN LONG 2217 Johan Leven / David Ellis