NEWS

Lionheart, Ranger and Velsheda to compete at J Class Falmouth Regatta

published 12/11/2014


The J Class Association is pleased to announce at least three J Class yachts will compete at the J Class Falmouth Regatta from 22 -27 June 2015. Lionheart, Ranger and Velsheda are all expected to be on the start line in the waters around Falmouth’s deep water bay, which offers the opportunity of challenging courses and great racing, all under the JCA handicap rules.

The J Class Falmouth Regatta will open on Monday 22 June, with racing from Tuesday 23 June until Saturday 27 June 2015, inclusive.

The J Class Falmouth Regatta will be hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, which is situated on its own 17th century private quayside overlooking the harbour and commanding spectacular views across to Flushing, St Mawes and to the Roseland Peninsula. International Race Officer Rob Lamb will be responsible for all aspects of the racing with his SolentXtra team supported by members of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.

Peter Visick and Robin Taylor from the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club organising team said: “To see the return of the J Class is a great honour for the Club. With a history of hosting Big Boat Classes since 1924, we are delighted the magnificent J Class yachts will once again grace the waters of Cornwall. Our Members will help provide total support for the event and all eyes will turn towards Falmouth in June of next year.”

Races are expected to be held in Falmouth bay and along the surrounding coastline. Pendennis Point and Falmouth’s local beaches and headlands will provide ideal vantage points for spectators to see the spectacular fleet and follow the racing.

The yachts are expected to arrive around 20 June and will be moored at Pendennis Marina. Members of the public will be able to see the fleet and follow details of the racing at the Race Village in Event Square, where the prize giving will also take place.

The JCA commented: “The J Class fleet is really looking forward to returning to Falmouth, which always offers a great welcome and has a long heritage with the Class. Our key event aims are to enjoy competitive, close racing in the deep waters around Falmouth’s harbour, to be part of the town, and to enable as many people as possible to watch the racing.”

Followers around the world logging onto jclassyachts.com will be able to enjoy every tack and gybe as it happens thanks to live race tracking fitted to every yacht.

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For press to register for the J Class Falmouth Regatta contact: Jane Windsor on press@jclassyachts.com

For more information on RCYC – royalcornwallyachtclub.org

For more information on SolentXtra – solentxtra.com