NORTH RESULTS

2016

North Americans - Corinthian 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8*,9
North American - Open Div
1*,2,5*,6,7,8,9
Elite Keelboat Regatta
1,2,3,4
Annapolis NOOD 1,2,3,4,6,7,9,10
Shoe Regatta 1
Yachting Cup Corinthian 1
Charleston RW 1*,2*,3,5,6,7,9
Alcatel J/70 Cup, San Remo 1,2,3,4,5
Alcatel J/70 Cup, Monaco 1,4,5,6,7,9
Miami Bacardi SW 1*,2,5,7,9,10
San Diego NOOD 1*,2*,3*,4
Midwinters 1,2,4,5,6,9
Winter Series Overall 1,3
SCYA Midwinters 1*,2,3
St. Pete NOOD 1,2,3,4,6
Key West Race Week Open 1,3,4,5,7*,9,10
Key West Race Week Corinthian 1*,3
Winter Series #3 2,3,5,6,7
Winter Series #2 1,3,4*,5,8,10
Winter Series #1 1,2

2015

Worlds 1*,2,3,4,5,6*,8,9*,10*
NAs 2,3,4,5,9,10
NAs Corinthian 1*,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9*,10
Mexican Nationals 1,2*,4*,5*
Brazilian Nationals 1,2,3,4,5*
Fall Brawl 1,2,3*,4
JFest Southwest 1,3,4
Albert T. Simpson Regatta 1,2
SSA Mid-Summer 1,2,5
Fiesta Cup 1,2,3
Chesapeake Leukemia 1,2,4
Pacific Coasts 1,3
Long Beach SW 1*,2*,3*,4,5
JDaze 1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10
Newport Bacardi SW 1,2,3,4
Italian Trophy Act 2 1,2,3,4,6*,8,10
Italian Trophy Act 1 1,3,4,5*,6,7,8,9,10
Annapolis YC Annual 1,2
Cedar Point OD 1*,2,3,6
Yachting Cup 1,2,3,4
Miami Bacardi SW 1,2*,3,4
Cinco de Mayo 1,2
NOOD Chicago 1,2,3
NOOD Annapolis Corinthian 1,3
NOOD San Diego 1,2
Monaco Winter - Final Act 1,2,3
Cal Race Week 2,3,4
SCYA Midwinters 1,2,3
Copa Izar Valle de Bravo 1
Key West - Corinthian 1,2
Key West - Open 1*,2*,3,5*,7,8,10
Winter Series #2 1 (Corinthian)

2014

Worlds 1,2*,3,5,6,7,8,10
North Americans 1,2,3,7,9,10
Key West 1,2,3,4
East Coast Champs 1,4,5,6,7,8,9
Chesapeake Bay Champs 1
Cedar Point OD 1,3,4,6,7,8
Santa Barbara Fiesta Cup 1*,2,3
Long Beach Race Week 2,4,5,6
NOOD Chicago 1,3,5
NOOD Annapolis 1,2,4,5,6,7,9,10
NOOD St. Pete 1*,4,6,7,8,10
Yachting Cup 1,3
Cinco de Mayo 1,2
Miami Bacardi SW 1,2,4,5,6,7,9
Davis Island Winter #3 1,3,5,7
Davis Island Winter #2 1,3,7,8,10
Charleston RW 3,4,5,6,8,9,10

2013

North Americans 1,2,3,4
West Coast Champs 1,2
UK Nationals 1,2,4,7
CBYRA RW 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9
Rolex Big Boats Series 1
JFest San Diego 1
Long Beach RW 1
Charleston RW 1,3,4,6,7,8,10
Bacardi Cup 1,3,4,5,7,8,9,10
Annapolis YC Annual 1,2,3,4,5
NOOD Marblehead 1,3,5
NOOD Annapolis 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10
NOOD San Diego 1,3,4,6,9,10
NOOD St. Pete. 1,2,4,5
Cedar Point OD 1,3,4,5
Yachting Cup 1,3
Southern Bay RW 1,2,5
Cal Race Week 1
Newport Leukemia Cup 1,2,4,5
Key West RW 1,2,3


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J/70 SAILS, TUNING & NEWS

J/70 Sails - North Sails is the leader in one design sailmaking. On this page, you will find information about our complete line of J/70 sail models, J/70 tuning advice and J/70 news and results from the race course.


2015 J/70 RESULTS:
2015 Worlds 1*,2,3,4,5,6*,8,9*,10* powered by North Sails
2015 North Americans 2,3,4,5,9,10 powered by North Sails
2015 NAs Corinthian
1*,2,3,4,5,6,7,9*,10 powered by North Sails
2015 Key West
1*,2*,3,5*,7,8,10 powered by North Sails
2015 Key West Corinthian
1,2 powered by North Sails
2015 Miami Bacardi 1,2*,3,4 powered by North Sails
2015 Newport Bacardi 1,2,3,4 powered by North Sails
2015 SCYA Midwinters 1,2,3 powered by North Sails
2015 Pacific Coast Championship 1,3 powered by North Sails

North Sails new J70 One Design Class Racing sails represent the leading edge of sail performance and are a result of North Sails unmatched design and manufacturing technology. For this new class, we have utilized our advanced North Design Suite of software to accurately model the aerodynamic flow, sail loads and rig geometry of the J70. This process has allowed to us create refined designs straight out of the box that are perfectly matched to the Southern Spars Carbon mast. The J70 sails are also made from the revolutionary new North  Radian™ sailcloth. Radian™ sailcloth uses a unique (patent pending) process to create the world’s first warp-oriented woven polyester to harness the power and low-stretch of radial construction.

J/70 Tuning Guide, articles, videos and tips

Learn more about the North Sails J/70 sail development



J/70 M-2 Radian Race Mainsail

Original North winning mainsail featuring new split-weight construction


1st 2014 Worlds!
2nd 2015 Worlds!
1,2,3 2014 North Americans!


This is the tried and true original design that has been fast and winning regattas from when the J/70 class made it's debut in 2012. The M-2 is made of durable North Radian cloth and is a proven performer. The powerful designed shape flattens out nicely and reacts to aggressive use of the backstay when the breeze is up. This summer we introduced split-weight construction on the M-2 using a lighter, more forgiving North Radian cloth in the luff and slightly heavier North Radian in the leech for added durability and low stretch.

The North J/70 M-2 Radian Race Mainsail comes standard with:

  • Nordac Radian™
  • Radial panel layout
  • Luff curve and camber designed for carbon fiber mast
  • 1 Gaff batten
  • 2 full length batten  How to tension battens?
  • 2 leech battens
  • Loose foot
  • Vision and Spreader Windows
  • Radial teardrop patches
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Trim stripes
  • Leech telltales
  • Class insignia
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag
DOWNLOAD: M2/J2 Quick Tuning Chart | J/70 Full Tuning Guide




J/70 SDM-1 Radian Race Mainsail

New powerful design! Won two races at the 2015 Worlds and finished 3rd overall!


1,3,4,5 at 2016 Key West Race Week!

The SDM-1 main was designed to perform on a mast with less prebend so it has less luff curve and sets up well on a straighter rig with less rig tension. This allows the forestay to sag more to create a powerful setup in the light to moderate conditions. This sail also has the ability to depower nicely in the big breeze. Since the shape on the SDM-1 main is placed higher it provides your team with more power when the traveler is up and the sail is twisted. This gives the sail plan an extremely forgiving setup in light lump. The SDM-1 Main, like the M-2, also features a split weight construction.The luff of the sail is made with a lighter, more forgiving North Radian sail cloth which allows the sail to set up well in a wide range of backstay settings..

The North J/70 SDM-1  Radian Race Mainsail comes standard with:

  • Nordac Radian™
  • Radial panel layout
  • Luff curve and camber designed for carbon fiber mast
  • 1 Gaff batten
  • 2 full length batten  How to tension battens?
  • 2 leech battens
  • Loose foot
  • Vision and Spreader Windows
  • Radial teardrop patches
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Trim stripes
  • Leech telltales
  • Class insignia
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag

DOWNLOAD: SDM-1 Quick Tuning Chart | J/70 Full Tuning Guide


"I can't say enough good things about the support we have received from the North One Design J/70 team and how it has helped our speed. Tim spent time with us before the Annapolis NOOD talking about light air tuning and jib trim. The regatta was light air and we were in the hunt to win overall till the end. The sails looked great and were fast. We finished 3rd overall and 1st Corinthian team!" - Peter McChesney


J/70 J-2 All-Purpose Jib
The Original North Winning jib, Featuring Minimum Weight Cloth in the Luff


1,3,4,5 2016 Key West Race Week!
1,2,3,4,5 2015 Worlds!
1,2,3 2014 Worlds!
1,2,3 2014 North Americans!

The J-2 uses a minimum weight North Sails exclusive Radian cloth in the luff. This not only produces a lighter sail, it also creates a sail with increased sensitivity and a more forgiving groove for steering. The leech is  made out of a slightly heavier cloth for increased durability and low stretch. The J-2 also features a new tack flap to cover the headstay turnbuckle and new side loading batten pockets to make rigging and de-rigging the jib a breeze.

The North J/70 J-2 Radian Race Jib comes standard with:

  • North's exclusive NorDac Radian Olympic Finish sail cloth
  • Radial panel layout
  • Optimized leech profile
  • Designed for roller furling
  • Vertical leech battens
  • Trim stripes
  • Spreader patches
  • Luff and leech telltales
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag
DOWNLOAD: M-2/J-2 Quick Tuning ChartJ/70 Full Tuning Guide




NEW J/70 J-2H Medium-Heavy Jib

Same Fast Design as the J-2, Optimized for Medium-Heavy Condition

The J-2H is a great all-purpose but shines when it's over 12 knots. The stronger construction can handle big breeze well while keeping its designed shape. Perfect for San Fran! - Willem Van Waay

New for the summer of 2016, the J-2H is the same proven shape of the winning J-2 jib featuring a slightly firm finished cloth. Perfect for the moderate to heavy conditions like the 2016 Worlds in San Francisco!

The North J/70 J-2H Radian Race Jib comes standard with:

  • North's exclusive NorDac Radian Olympic Finish sail cloth
  • Radial panel layout
  • Optimized leech profile
  • Designed for roller furling
  • Vertical leech battens
  • Trim stripes
  • Spreader patches
  • Luff and leech telltales
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag
DOWNLOAD: M-2/J-2 Quick Tuning ChartJ/70 Full Tuning Guide





J/70 SDJ-1 All-Purpose Jib

New powerful design, optimized for light-lumpy conditions


After years of testing to find a jib that performs as well as the J-2, we have developed the slightly fuller SDJ-1 Jib to perform in light and lumpy conditions when it is difficult to use a lot of weather sheet. This sail sets up with a powerful shape with less weather sheet but can carry up the wind range very well. The SDJ-1 Jib can still be trimmed with substantial weather sheet if so desired with the lead slightly aft. This sail also features split weight construction.

The North J/70 SDJ-1  Radian Race Jib comes standard with:

  • North's exclusive NorDac Radian Olympic Finish sail cloth
  • Radial panel layout
  • Optimized leech profile
  • Designed for roller furling
  • Vertical leech battens
  • Trim stripes
  • Spreader patches
  • Luff and leech telltales
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag

DOWNLOAD:  SD-1 Quick Tuning Chart | J/70 Full Tuning Guide





J/70 AP-1 Asymmetrical Race Spinnaker

1,3,4,5 2016 Key West Race Week!
1,2,3,4,5,6 2015 Worlds!
1,2,3 2014 Worlds!
1,2,3 2014 North Americans!

The North J/70 Asymmetrical Spinnaker comes standard with:

  • Contender Dynakote 75 spinnaker cloth
  • Dyeema Luff Cords
  • Sail bag
DOWNLOAD:  J/70 Full Tuning Guide




>> J/70 Tuning articles and tips

>> Contact the J/70 Experts for additional information and questions about our products.

>> Looking for J/70 Covers / Canvas Products? Visit the North Sails Gear Store.


The all new J/70 represents one of the most exciting developments in sailing to come along in years. An affordable sport boat made by one of the best names in the boat building industry the J/70 is sure to be a class for the ages.

At North Sails we are excited to help J/Boats to get the class going by offering high quality performance  sails as part of the initial package for the boat. We have worked very closely with Southern Spars and J/Boats to develop a set of sails that will deliver top performance, ease of use and longevity. Using the North Design Suite (NDS) we have modeled and flown the sails on a loaded sailplan to simulate actual sailing conditions. By running iteration after iteration we have been able to fine tune the design of these sails. 

The main and jib are made from a new, cutting edge material called Radian™. This is a warp oriented, patented, polyester material with its strength in the long direction making it perfect for radial sails. Radial sails align the load in the sail more accurately with the cloth orientation and make a lower stretch and longer lasting sail. Until the creation of this sailcloth it was very difficult, if not impossible, to use this type of construction in a polyester sail.  The new J/70 will be the first large class to take advantage of this technology.


The drawings are screen shots of some of the modeling that has been done to develop the sails for this exciting new boat. The whole network of North lofts around the country and eventually the world looks forward to working with the J/Boat network to bring this exciting new boat to the forefront of sailing.

Tuning your J/70 for Speed

>> Download the J/70 Tuning Guide

>> Quick Tuning Charts:  M2/J2 Quick Tuning Chart | SD-1 Quick Tuning Chart

>> VIDEO: How to Tension Full Length Battens

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  Top / Bottom Cover


Top Cover

A single piece dual-purpose cover can be used with the mast up or down

Bottom Cover
A three-piece cover that fits around the trailer bunks with Velcro fasteners and includes a detachable keel cover.

Both the top and bottom covers are made out of top quality WeatherMax fabric for superior durability, breathability, mildew resistance, dimensional stability, water resistance, cracking resistance, UV resistance for long term color and strength retention.

  Cockpit Cover


A complete cover for the J/70 cockpit. It zips in front of the mast and behind the boom.

Both the top and bottom covers are made out of top quality WeatherMax fabric for superior durability, breathability, mildew resistance, dimensional stability, water resistance, cracking resistance, UV resistance for long term color and strength retention.


 
 
Outboard Bag


Protect your engine with our heavy duty padded outboard bag, made from Top Gun fabric featuring:

  • Foam padding
  • Ties
  • Zipper closure
  • Counter balanced carrying handles


 
 
Furling Sock


Protect your jib when left rigged.


 
 
Sail Cover with logo printed


Made out of Sumbrella cloth. Features:

  • Heavy-duty YKK zipper in front
  • Common sense turn-buttons along bottom
  • Chafe patch on inside for headboard, winches, etc.
  • Drawstring closure at top and aft end

 

For additional information contact the North J/70 Experts:

EUROPE

RUAIRIDH SCOTT, UK
HUGO ROCHA, Spain
GAETAN AUNETTE, France
GIULIO DESIDERATO, Italy

NORTH AMERICA

TIM HEALY, Rhode Island
WILL WELLES, Rhode Island
CHRIS SNOW, San Diego
ALEX CAMET, San Diego
SKIP DIEBALL, Midwest
ERIC DOYLE, San Diego
MEX SKELLEY, Chesapeake