Sailing World har utsett J/70 till årets båt i USA.
Given the immedate success of the J/70, with hundreds of boats sold before the first was built, it was a foregone conclusion that the J/70 would end up among the judges’ favorites. With their latest sensation J/Boats has its first ramp-launchable sportboat and a polished set of class rules in place before the first big regatta (Quantum Key West) in January. The judges all agreed it delivered the excitement of a small sportboat, and the stiffness and handling of a bigger boat, which should appeal to a wide range of sailors.
2013 BOAT OF THE YEAR J/70
BEST DAYSAILER Sparkman & Stephens 30
BEST RECREATIONAL DINGHY RS Venture
BEST GRAND-PRIX ONE-DESIGN MC38 One Design
BEST CROSSOVER Dufour 36 Performance
BEST HANDICAP RACER Ker 40