It’s that time of year again when we head to Charleston for the ever growing Charleston Race Week. Last year, we were demo sailing the J/70 out and about on the race course and this year there are 56 registered to be on the starting line!!! How awesome is that? And on top of an extremely strong J/70 fleet, are the Melges 24, Melges 20 and Viper 640 fleets with 37, 34 and 37 teams as well. No question about it, that this will be another excellent event with everyone coming together for lots of racing in beautiful Charleston.
We’re here again working with our regular teams and some new ones from the J/70 fleet. We have some great new products and covers for J/70 teams and the Sail22 Support Trailer is fully stocked to service any of your needs. We have pre-orders ready for pick-up and will be based at Patriot’s Point starting on Wednesday. As always, Harry, our director of marketing will be on site for greeting clients. On behalf of the whole Sail22 team, we’re looking forward to seeing you soon!
Here are a few images from Bacardi Miami Race Week to get you excited about the upcoming racing this week. I’ve been a bit swamped and haven’t had a chance to get the images from Miami uploaded yet, but there are some great ones. Enjoy!
Need help with logistics for your next regatta? Parts for your boat? Crew Gear? We want to make sure our clients have exactly what they need and have their questions answered. We are specialists in the J/70, J/80, Melges 24, Melges 20, Etchells, C-Scow and MC Scows along with many larger race boats. We’re quick to respond by email and also available by phone. Please feel free to contact Ed & Becky Furry directly at 574-889-0022 or by email at email@example.com.
We’ve been in Key West since last Monday and have been so busy, we haven’t had a chance to write about it! Always one of our favorite regattas and this year we’re excited to have the J/70 Class joining in on the fun. It’s great to meet many clients we have been working with on their new J/70’s for upgrades and covers, as well as some new owners in the Melges 24 class who are also here. We’re based in Truman Annex at the mobile marina and will be there throughout the week. Ed and I are racing together on the J/70 Surge with Geoff Pierini and looking forward to a great week. The demo boat, USA 14 is chartered to Bob Hughes of Heartbreaker, so keep an eye out for both. Bill Becker will be available for any needs during the day when we are on the water and can be reached at 219-617-2275. As always, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Need help with logistics for your next regatta? Parts for your boat? Crew Gear? We want to make sure our clients have exactly what they need and have their questions answered. We’re quick to respond by email and also available by phone. Please feel free to contact Ed & Becky Furry directly at 574-889-0022 or by email at email@example.com.
Our list of Sail22 parts and upgrades for the J/70 continues to grow! Here’s a list only of options that are available for the boat. Can you tell that we really don’t sleep much? Our minds are always churning up ideas of ways to make sailing easier and more enjoyable for our clients. Please feel free to ask us any questions. We love to help!
Please see many of these updates with images & descriptions: http://www.Sail22.com/J70
We will be at all of the J/70 Winter Circuit Events to provide support for the fleet as the J/Boats Mobile Resource Team.We hope to see you there!
Quantum Key West Race Week- Key West, FL | January 20-25, 2013
Sperry Topsider St Petersburg NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg, FL | February 17-19, 2013
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week- Coconut Grove, FL | March 7-9, 2013
Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week- Charleston, SC | April 18-21, 2013
Sperry Topsider Annapolis NOOD Regatta- Annapolis, MD | May 3-5, 2013
Sail22 is pleased to offer logistics services to J/70 teams. We offer full service packages which include boat transport, set-up, launch, haul and break down to travel to the next event or we can customize logistics to meet your individual team’s needs (ie. only rig & launch or break down of boat). Our company has worked with many teams from all over the World in various one-design classes to make regattas easier and more enjoyable for teams. Rigging and boat prep of the J/70 starts at $300 and everything else is customized. We will be supporting the J/70 in conjunction with J/Boats in Key West, St. Pete, Miami, Charleston & Annapolis for the class events. Please feel free to email us at info@Sail22.com or call 574-889-0022 to discuss your upcoming regatta needs or questions on upgrades.
Sail22 J/70 Regatta Services
Rig, wash boat & Launch – $300
Apply Hullkote with Hullkote included – $100
Haul, Clean, De-rig and prep for trucking – $300
Transport of J/70 between events- Ask for quote
Storage in Florida between events – options starting at $140/month
Ask for Everything on the list and get it all at a 10% discount!
Sail22 J/70 Parts
Sail22 has been working with J/Boats on the J/70 for over a year. We were lucky enough to be some of the first to sail these great new rocketships and are working with Stearns Boating in the Midwest to sell the boats. The boat in the photos are of Hull #14, which is our demo boat. We are using this boat to not only demo and sell J/70’s, but also to work with the boat to create some aftermarket products that will help you rig, sail, transport and enjoy your J/70 to it’s fullest.
If there is something you are looking for and don’t see it here please shoot us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call us at 574-889-0022. There is a good chance we have something in the works!
For a simple detailed price list of all of our offerings for parts and logistics, please go to our J/70 Options & Upgrades Price List & Regatta Support.
Covers & Bags
J/70 Travel Mooring Cover – $940
J/70 Travel Bottom Cover – $998
J/70 Padded Boom Bag – $60 *** J/70 Rudder Cover – $60 *** J/70 Tiller Cover – $35 *** Spreader Bag $40 ***
J/70 Companionway Cover $55 *** UV Jib Sock $180 *** J/70 Mast Bag $225 (Spreader on Version $250)***
Turnbuckle Cover $15 *** Shroud Bag $35 *** Forward Hatch Cover $40 *** Sheet Bags $20 Small/$25 Large ***
J/70 Mast Pad $60 *** Padded Hatch & Board Bag $100 *** Forestay Turnbuckle Cover $15 ***
J/70 Spinnaker Launch Bag $200 (Mounting hardware kit $30) *** Keel Crane Bag $TBD ***Ronstan Drink Holder $15 ***
Ronstan Winch Handle Pocket $34 Ask about other J/70 covers & bags we are working on.
Padded Engine Bag $200 *** Designed for a Honda 2.0, but will fit any engine in the 2-2.5hp range. Also available for Torqeedo engines. Padded and vinyl for quick clean up in case of fuel or oil spillage. Handles to carry and also to secure.
J/70 Mast Bunk – $700 – Low position for travel and high position for rigging and stepping. A much safer and easier way to rig and travel with your J/70.
Keel Crane Bracket Kit $100 – Secure your keel crane to the trailer for travel outside the boat.
J/70 Third Hands with Keepers - $100 pair – Allows you to tune your rig without pulling out tools. Locks the top of the rigging wires.
Carbon Rig Bars – $40 – These little guys go between your open body turnbuckles to keep them from spinning.
Easily removed without tools so you can spin your rig up or down & know your rig settings will stay where you left them.
Sail22 Carbon Rig Tuning Tool - $40 – Keeps your turnbuckles from getting beat up. Keep this in your PFD for quick rig tuning.
No need to use a screwdriver to put turns on any more!
The Sail22 Cross Sheeting Kit $95 includes the cleats, risers and fasteners to install. Allows cross sheeting for the jib (legal November 2012).
Sail22 Full Service Rigging – Ask about custom rigging to make your J/70 easier to sail, rig and de-rig.
J/70 Outhaul with Sail22 Dogbone – $60 J/70 Continuous Spinnaker Sheets tapered w/ tail- $250
J/70 Tapered Main Sheet – $145
J/70 Tackline with Sail22 Dogbone $150
Clew Blocks – $75 (29 mm); $95 (40 mm)- Can be used on any sailmaker’s jib. Keep an extra set on your boat just in case. We splice 2 Harken T2 29’s
together which can be looped through the clew of the sail. Easy to hook up and replace if you blow one up on the water.
J/70 6:1 Mainsheet Purchase Block & Soft Shackle Kit $145: Allows for ease of sheeting in heavier air. This set-up can be dropped to 5:1 in seconds for light air and added again just as easily.
Soak Halyard Clip $20 *** Sail22 Soak Dog Bone (Red, Green, Gray, Blue) 8mm $23, 10mm $25, 12mm $27 ***
The Sail22 J/70 Soft Deck Kit $750. Soft non-absorbent high density foam kit provides traction to the deck instead of traditional non-skid. Easier on lines, gear and people!
Dock Boxes / Trailer Boxes – $700 – Available in Grey, White and Beige. Ask about custom graphics for your dock box!
Mounting brackets to attach any dock box to your J/70 Trailer ($180 per set/box).
The Sail22 Harken Soft Dock Box. While working with Harken to design the covers for the J/70 we created this portable soft dock box with lightweight tent pole structure. Loops on the side to secure to the dock and a top flap that zips on the front to keep water from entering. The bottom is also water resistant to help keep your gear dry when it’s on the dock. Available in sizes small $300 and large $450.
J/70 Lifting Straps (2 needed) – $120/set. No shackles needed. Just loop through and hoist.
Sail22 First Aid Kit – $125 – Custom built to meet all of your on the water needs without extra fillers that you won’t use
and comes in a waterproof case to it will last until you need it.
Velocitek Pro Start $599 *** Tacktick Micro Kit $499 *** Sail22 Carbon Mast Bracket for Velocitek Pro Start or Tacktick Micro $150
Velocitek Pro Start Metal Bracket $50 *** Tacktick Wireless Micronet Race Master System w/ Speedo & Depth $1639.99
Custom boat graphic vinyl stickers for the J/70. Please ask for quote.
***We ship all over the world! Please feel free to inquire about shipping estimates!***
Since we are working with J/Boats on the brand new J/70, we headed up to Bristol, RI to test sail hull #1 (USA 1) and #2 (USA 2) with the sailmakers and the team from J/Boats. Our verdict….we think you’re going to love the J/70!!! It’s everything and more with J/Boats true attention to details in all aspects of the boat. CCF has built another solid member to the J/Boat family. A boat will be headed to Charleston Race Week for demo sails, so let us know if you’re interested. We’ll be happy to help arrange a chance to try it out if it is possible. We have USA 14 on order as part of our work with Stearns Boating from Chicago to bring the J/70 to the Midwest. We’ll be arranging demo sails at various locations throughout the summer and the boat will be based at Sail22 Headquarters in Culver, Indiana. If you’d like to take USA 14 out for a test sail this summer, please send us an email to email@example.com or feel free to give us a call. We’d love to hear from you! For more information on the latest J/70 news, make sure to visit the J/70 website.
We are already working to put together upgrades for the J/70, including our Sail22 J/70 Soft Deck Kit and upgraded Sail22 Race Rigging options!
Sailing World’s video features a Sail22 cameo, as we sailed USA 2 with Jeff Johnstone, while Sailing World’s Dave Reed and Meredith Powlison were on USA 1 with Kerry Klingler of Quantum Sails. Dave’s Sailing World review of the J/70 can be found here. Sail Magazine’s team also did a demo sail while we were there. They had big smiles in the big breeze. Read Adam Cort’s J/70 article here. The reviews speak well of this spirited family boat!
Stu Johnstone put together another video showing off a little more fun with the J/70’s. Definitely shows off how balanced and responsive these little boats are in some breeze!
Becky spent some time photographing the J/70’s in and out of the water. Enjoy!