The J80 Spain class already has its 2022 competition calendar. This calendar comes loaded with great events and again with the J80 Sailing Series, which will be its second edition. A new circuit that was created this past year, in order to promote the mobility of teams and promote the class throughout the country.
The class is undoubtedly in a great moment, reaching almost a hundred class cards, with more than one hundred and fifty teams distributed between Galicia, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Catalonia, Valencia, the Balearic Islands, Andalusia and the Canary Islands. A class that also brings together great Olympic and world champions where they continue to enjoy their great passion. Sailors of all ages, women’s teams, mixed, youth and masters.
The J80 is still a class that should be noted that Spain is the country that has won the most world titles with this monotype.
A year with great events on your calendar.
The 2022 J80 Spain Sailing Series calendar is made up of two major national events; the Spanish Cup that will be held in June at the Real Club Marítimo de Santander and the Spanish Championship that will take place in the waters of Galicia, specifically at the Monte Real Club de Yates Baiona in September, a perfect prelude to the 2023 World Cup, which will be held in Galician waters.
To these two scoring national tests of the ranking is added a regatta per fleet; Canary Islands, Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Basque, Cantabrian and Galician, renowned regattas such as the Principe de Asturias Trophy, Palma Vela. All these regattas will be the scoring events to make the national ranking. The best of the year will come out of this ranking with their direct ticket to the Super Final, the J80 Sailing Finals, which after five candidates were submitted to host the event, will finally be held in Getxo at the Real Club Marítimo del Abra at the end of October.
We can also announce that the J80 will once again be one of the monotypes present at the 40th edition of the Copa del Rey.
A great novelty.
The J80 Spain class goes one step further and presents its mixed category in 2022, with the aim that men and women sail together and be a clear example of inclusion in this sport. It is a 3/2 or 2/3 crew configuration in order to maintain the rules and weight adjustment established by the class. This complies with the mixed 40% with which the RFEV is working. “After various common points and meetings we are convinced that it will be a great step forward in the class and sailing in general. Female patrons and the J80 class believe that this is a very interesting change and evolution in terms of team consolidation, level and, above all, a great step towards equality, in a perfect boat to be a pioneer”, declares Armando Gutierrez, president of the Spanish Association of Owners J80 Spain.
On the other hand, the regattas of the women’s independent circuit will continue with regattas such as the Getxo Women’s Cup, Copa del Rey Mapfre and the regatta organized by the Monte Real Yacht Club of Baiona.
From the new Club J80, the class works various events from its platforms, with live shows, raffles, talks and the Night We Are J80.
It has different collaborators to work together on all this social aspect, which also adapts to the times and promotes important values such as equality and sustainability.