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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.
HKJCA FACEBOOK PAGE
HKJCA YOUTUBE CHANNEL
HKJCA INSTAGRAM PAGE
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.
|Class President||Fraser Boyd|
|Class Secretary||Steve McGill|
|Class Treasurer||Adam Glendinning|
If you are interested in learning more about the J/80, please feel free to contact the J/80 Class Secretary at email@example.com
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 downloaded for free from
Standard Sailing Instructions
Appendix H - J/80 (issued on 23 August 2022)
|JELIGNITE||1428||Romain Le Chevallier|
|JAVELIN||1529||Sam Plagnard / Pierre-Henri Boutot|
|DEEP BLUE||2230||Anthony Ngai|
|J CHI||2235||Steve McGill / George Taylor|
|INVICTUS||2236||CK Tse / Angus Fong|
|LILA||2239||Lim Boon Kian / Anita Ng|
|FOOTLOOSE||2252||Henry Wong / Alan Lau / Joanna Lee / Daniel Chan|
|MOZZIE||2259||Clement Brunet-Moret / Hugues Rondouin|
|JAMMIN||2261||Frederic Azemard / Guillaume Besson|
|UNKNOWN PLEASURES||2263||Richard Johnston|
|LEVITY||2267||Claude Wong / Sean Taylor|
|JOVIAL||2169||Shella Chan / Phoebe Sun / Bessie Zhu|
|SAN LONG||2217||Sylvia Tung|