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 with questions or comments.



Members of J/70 Fleet 25 ( LTYC / Harbor Springs )

Fleet Captain / Contact: Scott Sellers.

USA 152 – Sundog – Curtis Family
USA 224 – Little Traverse Sailors — LTS Race Team
USA 379 – Brumby – Merritt & Chris Keffer
USA 487 – Escape – Wagner Family
USA 489 – Downtowner – Towner Family
USA 548 – Tres Burritos – Sellers Family
USA 682 – Denali 0.5 – Bill McKinley
USA 812 – Sistership – Sue Stewart & Perry Hodgson
USA 899 – Wind Czar – Rich Lehmann
USA 905 – Pronto – Ali Hill / Chris Ford
USA 1031 – Narwhal – Matthew Romano
USA 1143 – Measure Twice – Duff Family
USA 1157 – McFly – O’Brien Family


Find out more about the J/70

International J/70 Class Rules & Technical Documents

The US J/70 Class Association

The International J/70 Class Association

J/Boats, Inc. (Designer and Builder)