Seventeen J/109s have registered to compete in the J-CUP 2007, which is also serving as the J/109 UK National Championships. The event is being hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club of England (RWYC).
According to a press release:
The RWYC are delighted to be hosting the J Cup 2007 Regatta and J/109 Championship. The event starts on the evening of 22 Aug with live music and sailing suppers. There will be a B&G Drinks Reception and Commodore’s Welcome on Thursday 23 August at 7pm – again followed by live music and supper. A full programme of races is scheduled for 23 to 25 August, which will take place on two courses outside Plymouth Breakwater, with Mike Pearson as Race Officer, backed up by willing volunteers from far and wide…
…One of the favourites to win must be the 2007 Cowes Week winner and winner of the 2007 J/109 EuroCup which takes place in Deauville each year. Matt Boyle who helms Shiva said ‘Like Manchester United’s Alex Ferguson, I’m going for the treble this year’.
Boyle won’t have it easy in this Class and the game is certainly not over until the final whistle. Other hot contenders will be the current National Champions, Mike Ewart-Smith and Ben Richards racing Zelda and Jeff Dakin and Bruce Jubb in Johnny Blue II who gave Shiva a good run for her money at Deauville. A number of West country boats including Chris Burrell and Peter Rowe’s Plymouth based Ju Kyu could well be up at the top of the J/109 league. ….”