NORTH RESULTS

2015

Worlds 1*,2,3,4,5,6*,8,9*,10*
Fiesta Cup
1,2,3
So. Chesapeake Leukemia Regatta
1,2,4
Pacific Coasts
1,3
Long Beach SW
1*,2*,3*,4,5
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

2012

Fall Brawl 1,2,4,5
Hospice Cup 1,2,4,5,6,7
JFest Southwest Regatta 1
Carolina OD Regatta 1


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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.


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 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:

  • North's exclusive NorDac Radian Olympic Finish
  • Radial panel layout
  • Square top head with gaff batten
  • Optimized head angle and roach profile
  • Luff curve and camber designed for class carbon fiber spar
  • 2 Full length battens  How to tension battens?
  • 2 Leech battens
  • Loose foot
  • Radial teardrop patches
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Trim stripes
  • Leech telltales
  • Class insignia
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag




J/70 SD-1 Radian Race Mainsail

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


The SD-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 SD-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 SD-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 SD-1  Radian Race Mainsail comes standard with:

  • North's exclusive NorDac Radian Olympic Finish
  • Radial panel layout
  • Square top head with gaff batten
  • Optimized head angle and roach profile
  • Luff curve and camber designed for class carbon fiber spar
  • 2 Full length battens   How to tension battens?
  • 2 Leech battens
  • Loose foot
  • Radial teardrop patches
  • Spreader chafe patch
  • Trim stripes
  • Leech telltales
  • Class insignia
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag


"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 Radian Race Jib
Original North winning jib, now featuring minimum weight cloth in the luff


1,2,3,4,5 2015 Worlds!
1,2,3 2014 Worlds!
1,2,3 2014 North Americans!

New for the summer of 2015, the J-2 features the same designed shape, that has been a proven performer, with a new construction detail using a minimum weight North Radian cloth in the luff. This not only produced a lighter sail, it also created a sail with increased sensitivity and a more forgiving groove for steering. The leech is still made out of a slightly heavier North Radian 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
  • Luff and leech telltales
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag




J/70 SD-1 Radian Race 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 SD-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 SD-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 SD-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
  • Luff and leech telltales
  • Adjustable leech and foot cords
  • Roll bag





J/70 AP-1 Asymmetrical Race Spinnaker

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
  • Luff rope
  • Sail bag




>> 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 North J/70 Tuning Guide

>> VIDEO: How to Tension Full Length Battens

>> VIDEO: Light Air Gybe Step-by-Step

>> Tuning Article  - 2014 Worlds Notes

>> Tuning Article  - Jib Trim Technique by Will Welles

>> Tuning Article  - 2014 Key West Race Week by Tim Healy

>> Tuning Article  - 2013 Charleston Race Week by Tim Healy

>> Tuning Article  - 2013 Key West Race Week by Tim Healy





J/70 Boat Handling Tuning Videos with Tim Healy:


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Have a Question? Ask the J/70 Experts

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Contacts
Geoff Becker
(410) 280-3617 Work
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Vince Brun
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Alex Camet
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Skip Dieball
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Eric Doyle
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Tim Healy
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Steve Pickel
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Max Skelley
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Chris Snow
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Will Welles
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