The celebrated J Boats yard has today announced the launch of the first European J 109 Cup, the ‘J/109 EuroCup’, within the framework of the Deauville International Sailing Week from 7th to 11th June 2006.
Launched in 2001, the J/109, a 10.85m racer-cruiser, has developed rapidly and around fifteen fleets have formed in the United States and Europe.
In Great Britain, where over 50 boats race on a regular basis, and in France where it makes its presence felt in all the big events, the J/109 is one of the market’s reference 35 footers.
The invitation of the class to Deauville’s ‘One Design’ Week’, will be instrumental in the development of the J/109’s one design calendar, alongside the guesting J/80 and J/105. Class rules are available on the site www.j109.co.uk
The creation of this first ever EuroCup will boost the participation of international talent in both the series and the event and Jeff Johnstone, President of J Boats, is pleased to announce the participation of a crew coming all the way from the US with the express intention of racing in Deauville.
After the Melges 24 Nationals and the European Mumm 30 Championship, Deauville International Week can now lay claim to a third top level label for its dΘbut edition.
Launched on 3rd October 2005 by Philippe Augier, Mayor of Deauville, the Deauville Yacht Club and Sirius EvΘnements, and organised in partnership with the French Sailing Federation (FFV), Deauville International Week will showcase the top level international one design series.
Those classes invited to the event are the Melges 24, J/80, Mumm 30, J/105, J/109 and 3 Open classes comprising the 40, 45 and 52 footers, which will be racing in elapsed time.