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J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing
J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing

The 2021 J/70 UK Grand Slam winners were presented with their trophies at the Royal Thames Yacht Club, Knightsbridge on Friday 10th December. 59 teams entered the 2021 season with the J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing. The 2021 season included seven Grand Slam Events plus five fast and furious Sprint Series Regattas.

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J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing
J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing

Nick Phillips' Chaotic (RTYC) won three of the Grand Slam Events, including the Royal Southern YC Salcombe Gin Regatta, Cowes Week, and the Open J/70 UK National Championship. Chaotic was the overall winner of the 2021 J/70 Grand Slam Series. Johnathan Calascione & James Peters' Calypso (RYS) was runner up for the season, and Paul Ward's Eat Sleep J Repeat (RSrnYC) was third.

J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing
J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing

Doug Struth's DSP (RSrnYC) was the Corinthian winner of the 2021 J/70 Grand Slam Series. DSP made a late charge for the season, culminating in a superb performance winning the Corinthian J/70 UK National Championship. Second by a single point for the season was Charles Thompson's Brutus II (RSrnYC). Patrick Liardet's Cosmic (RSrnYC) was third.

The 2022 Season will kick off in April with a Training Clinic organised by Dog Palfrey. A new venue for 2022 will be the International Paint Poole Regatta which will be one of seven UK Grand Slam Events. The 2022 J/70 UK National Championships will be held during the J/Cup organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing
J/70 UK Class enjoying a fantastic seven months of racing

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