The competitive and yet family-oriented Harbor Springs J/70 fleet (Fleet 25 in the International J/70 Class Association) has grown to twelve local boats, with several regular visiting fleet members from Chicago and Detroit expected to join us as well. The fleet plans an active racing and social schedule each year, racing on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons most of the summer, and including a reprise of our popular Fleet Development Day to help build the skill level of the entire fleet. Once again, the J/70s will be the largest and most competitive one-design fleet in the LTYC Regatta in July, and we’ll race our Summer Championship series at the end of August.
The J/70’s combination of very fast, fun, family-friendly racing, as well as affordability, simplicity, and easy trailering brings new possibilities for racing at LTYC and beyond. This year, LTYC J/70 Fleet Members competed at: the J/70 Worlds, the J/70 Corinthian North Americans, the J/70 Midwinters, the St. Petersburg and Annapolis NOODs, the Miami Bacardi Cup, and Charleston Race Week. The J/70 is by far the most competitive and popular one-design keelboat nationwide, with fleets for major regattas numbering in the 70s and 80s, and we expect our Harbor Springs fleet to continue to grow.
Come sail with us this summer! This friendly fleet always has room for new crew, and our J/70 owners will be glad to bring you along on a race or just show off their boats! Contact the J/70 Fleet Captain, Scott Sellers (j70s at ltyc.org) with questions or comments.
Members of J/70 Fleet 25 ( LTYC / Harbor Springs )
Fleet Captain / Contact: Scott Sellers.
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