The J80 Class

J80 is the name of the racing yachts  8 meters belonging to the shipyard J/Boats (the same shipyard that released in 1976 the famous J/24).

The Fast, Stable & Easy to Sail One-Design

This is how the motto of this vessel pops on the website of the shipyard. Indeed, anyone who has had the opportunity to sail with one of them must have felt it. Easy, stable, safe and fun I might add.

After a time sailing major cruise ships, one takes a J80 cane and feels again the wind coming from the knob of the mast to the bottom of the keel and rudder. It’s clear the great and internationally acceptance that this small but great 8 meters sailing has had.


LOA, 26.30,8.00
LWL, 22.00,6.71
Beam, 8.30,2.51
Standard Draft, 4.90,1.49
Standard Ballast, 1400.635
Displacement, 2.900,1.315
Engine, outboard, outboard
100% SA, 338,31.40
I, 31.50,9.60
ISP, 33.00,10.06
J, 9.50,2.90
P, 30.00,9.14
E, 12.50,3.81
SA / Dspl, 27.27
Dspl / L, 122.122

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j80 marsellaThe J80 class, recognized by ISAF (International Sailing Federation) in 1995, has had in the last ten years an impressive boom around the world.

There is a wordy International Races scheduled, with associations in Italy, Germany, France, Italy, England, Sweden and Benelux. There are approximately 1,500 international units.

National territory

Spain is no stranger to this type, and has 9 Fleets and more than 100 active units, located throughout its coastline.


  •  Lanzarote
  • Santander
  • Bilbao
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • La Coruna
  • Barcelona
  • Mar Menor
  • The Balis (Barcelona)
  •  Sotogrande


In the last championship celebrated in international waters of Marseille, «New Territories» was proclaimed winner in 9 sleeves, and this race took place between the 07th and 13th of July, 2013. The Canary Rayco Tabares skippering the Princess Yaiza ranked ninth .

The Spaniard sailor, twice world champion of these monotype boats, which has been so successful in the Spanish sailing, was appointed the last international assembly on 2013 by the International President of the J80 class.

J/80 race dates – high level in Spain 2014:

The Championship of Spain, coincided with the Easter holidays, from the 17th to 20th of April in the city of Santander, organized by the R.C.M.

European Championship from the 28th to the 30th of June, in Balís in LLavaneres (Barcelona).

Cup of Spain, from the 3rd to 6th of September in Puerto de Sotogrande (Cádiz).

In Lanzarote there is a large fleet of J/80 very dynamically organized, not only in the race, but also to be enjoyed in different water sports and companies that want to perform actions of «Team Building» events with its employees. Being able to have 15 or 20 equal, easy to handle boats, crews of 4-5 people, fun and safe, allows to organize all these events in the best possible conditions. If we add the special weather conditions of the area to navigate, it’s easy to understand the acceptance and affection that this sort always aroused in Lanzarote.

Also check J80 on Lanzarote’s web.

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