“A new adventure: the international J/70 class. She Sails moves on thanks to the huge enthusiasm of sponsors and a the superb group of skilled sailors!“
A full hike of over 1,5 hours at the English coast during the summer of 2012 to the top mark in a IRC race makes us question ourselfs why we’re doing this eventhough we will love the downwind run that’s coming up soon. The decision has been made: either one design or match racing it will be. After about 4 seasons of match racing with a top 11 world ranking as top result it’s going to be one-design after all: the J/70.
From Match to Fleet racing
With changing priorities and certain rules within the match racing circuit a match racing campaign isn’t realistic any more if you want to compete at the highest level. But what we do have is that amazing group of skilled, female sailors. We got to put it to use! The J/70 class is building and when checking with sponsor Waterland Monnickendam about the idea of moving to this one-design class, they are on board straight away! So we have the boat, we have sails and we have crew: time to make some amazing plans to move on to this competitive, partly professional but mainly accessible class, the J/70! A comeback of former team members, new joining rookies: this is going to be just great!
Get to know the ladies! The team is shown further down this page.
Fettje Osinga Founder