For the 2023 edition of Cowes Week, sailors enjoyed the usual five+ days of challenging racing on Solent waters. With 30 entries, the J/70s again had one of the most competitive and dynamic fleets at Cowes Week. Teams have a choice to sail the short series for three days or the overall series for the entire week. J/70 Overall Series: Winning was William Edwards & Ian Dobson’s SARDONYX XI with 23 points. They were followed by John Greenland’s WOOF in second and Tim Simpson & Ole Bettum’s DADS’N’LADS in third place.
J/70 Short Series: Winning the seven-race short series was past J/70 World Champion Paul Ward’s EAT SLEEP J REPEAT team with a record of three firsts, three seconds and a third for 9 points. Sailing almost as consistently was Martin Dent’s JELVIS crew with two firsts, three seconds and 8-5 for 13 points. Third was the duo on SARDONYX XI—William Edwards & Ian Dobson with 22 points total. For more Cowes Week information, visit

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