The J/70 UK Class boast reigning World Champions in both the Open and Corinthian Classes. However, a dramatic end to racing at the 2020 J/70 UK National Championships, resulted in two new National Champions. Spectacular conditions on the final day were used to the full by the Royal Southern YC Race Team, led by PRO Charlie Stowe. The scene was set for a memorable finale to a superb regatta. Graham Clapp’s Jeepster is the new J/70 UK Open National Champion, and Charles Thompson’s Brutus is the new J/70 UK Corinthian Champion. In the Open Championship, Paul Ward’s World Champion team on Eat Sleep J Repeat was second. Newcomers to the class, Nick Phillip’s Chaotic was third.
Top five, UK National Championship:
- Jeepster, Graham Clapp, GBR, 16 points
- Eat Sleep J Repeat, Paul Ward, GBR, 22
- Chaotic, Nick PHilips, GBR, 27
- Jelvis, Martin Dent, GBR, 34
- Calypso, J Peters & J Calascione, GBR, 37
Top five, Corinthian teams:
- Brutus, Charles Thompson, GBR, 45
- DSP, Doug Struth, GBR, 50
- Soak Racing, Marshall King / Ian Wilson, GBR, 51
- Yeti, Jack Davies, GBR, 80
- Cosmic, Patrick Liardet, GBR, 84
Full results on https://yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=13157.