At the recent annual meeting of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in Oman, the ISAF board approved the J/70 as one of their newest ISAF classes. The designation becomes official upon the signing of the standard class agreement in the coming weeks. In less than 18 months after launching, the J/70 exceeded the requirements for global distribution and class organization; and now joins the distinguished company of many long standing international classes. ISAF status allows a class to run sanctioned World and continental events; it opens up funding in many countries for sailing athletes who compete in class events; and it allows the class to be considered for future international “Games” such as the Pan Am Games, Asian Games and the Olympic Games.

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