After a full week of hotly contested racing at the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, Joel Ronning’s Catapult (USA 187) claimed the title of World Champions.
Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats that assembled on the Berkeley Circle for the third day of racing at the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, namely split personality conditions that tested each boat's light- and heavy-air skills.
World Championship regattas always generate high-level competition, but when you stack 68 of the world’s most popular One Design boats on San Francisco Bay in a crisp, late-September breeze, you can bet your last shackle that the competition will be ferocious.
Summer’s days may be numbered, but this comes as welcome news to all sailors participating in the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, as fall’s arrival neatly dovetails with the start of what promises to be a world-championship regatta for the ages.
St. Francis Yacht Club is pleased to announce that Whitecaps Marine Outfitters has signed on as the official green partner of the club’s two biggest regattas of the season: Rolex Big Boat Series (Sept 15–18) and Alcatel J/70 Worlds (Sept 24–Oct 1).
This sportboat is the fastest-growing class in the history of the sport with over 1,100 hulls built since the boat launched in 2011. Now at its third-ever Worlds, the class is anticipating over 85 boats to be on the line.
St. Francis Yacht Club and the International J/70 Class are pleased to announce Alcatel as the title sponsor of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, which will take place on San Francisco Bay from September 24 to October 1, 2016.
J/70 Worlds is four months out and already, 35 boats from 11 countries are signed up to race. We talked to Julian Fernandez Neckelmann, who won the 2015 Worlds.
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