The Fast, Stable & Easy to Sail One-Design


If you would like to expand your sailing horizons with a modern sportboat in open waters outside protected harbors and lakes, there’s only one choice: the International J/80 one-design class sailboat. Sailing World magazine rated J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sportboats tested.

Numbers highlight the reason:The 1,440 lb. lead keel with bulb on the J/80 weighs nearly the same as the leading competitor’s entire boat. No question, stability is the most important standard when it comes to a forgiving design, family sailing fun and sailing in open waters. No wonder the J/80 continues to be the fastest growing one-design sportboat class in Europe, it’s a joy to sail in winds from 5 to 25+ knots

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Don’t you think it’s time to join over 1,600 J/80 owners sailing worldwide who are discovering how well the J/80 fits their plans for sailing with family and friends? J/80 is the only sportboat that combines simplicity of operation, confidence building stability and 15+ knot spinnaker rides in an affordable, low maintenance and trailerable package. It even has 4 berths and a 12 foot long cockpit. You can try one out or refine your skills with expert instruction at aJ-World Sailing School in Annapolis, San Diego, San Francisco or Puerto Vallarta.

The recent J/80 World Championship held in Newport, RI saw 62 boats from 9 countries participate in one of the most epic regattas ever.   With spectacular sailing conditions all five days, the J/80s proved yet again they can be sailed competitively by a wide variety of sailors ranging in ages from 20s to 60s!  Bashing and crashing in big waves offshore, wild planing and surfing conditions downwind.  J/80 sailors saw it all and relished the challenges few other sportboats could enjoy. Read more about it here.

Dimensions    ft/lb
LOA    26.30
LWL    22.00
Beam    8.30
Standard Draft    4.90
Standard Ballast    1,400
Displacement    2,900
Engine    outboard
100% SA    338
I    31.50
ISP    33.00
J    9.50
P    30.00
E    12.50
SA/Dspl    27
Dspl/L    122

Hull & Deck Construction

Spars & Standing Rigging
 Anodized AG+ aluminum mast and boom.
 Profurl R250 roller furler for headstay.
 Two pairs of spreaders swept aft 20 degrees.
 Masthead tri-color navigation light.
 Stainless steel wire standing rigging with turnbuckle adjusters.
 Backstay with adjustment tackle led to either side of the cockpit.
 Reef pennants and mainsail clew outhaul (6:1) led inside boom.
 Retractable, clearcoat carbon bowsprit, controlled from cockpit.
 Boomvang line with blocks (12:1).
 One Dyneema main halyard with shackle.
 One Dyneema jib halyard (no shackle).
 One spinnaker halyard with snap shackle.
 Two spinnaker sheets.
 One continuous jib sheet.
 One spinnaker tack line.
 One backstay line.
 One cunningham line.

 Composite hull and deck of GRP balsa sandwich, additional reinforcing by way of unidirectional and bidirectional laminate.
 Vinylester resin and ISO NPG gelcoat of the hull are guaranteed for 5 years against osmosis. The bulkheads absorb the loads of the shrouds and mast compression.
 The mast step loads are spread through an aluminum frame fastened to the main bulkhead.
 The keel is fabricated from lead and antimony. It is faired with an epoxy finish. The keel is secured by way of stainless steel bolts to an integral hull sump.
 The hull is reinforced by various molded stringers.
 Reinforced FRP rudder on transom with stainless steel fittings.
 Non slip finish to all horizontal deck surfaces in white.
 Molded Toe-rail forward.
 Low transom suitable for direct mounting of a 3 or 4 hp outboard.

 Large modern cockpit with molded foot braces on centerline.
 Stainless steel forestay attachment plate.
 Stainless steel pulpit single lifeline.
 “U” bolt on the foredeck.
 Stainless steel chain plates for cap shrouds, lower, shrouds and backstay.
 Opening hatch (420 x 420 mm) mounted on cabin trunk forward of mast.
 Two black anodized jib T tracks with cars.
 Swivel mounted boomvang jamming cleat on each side of the coach roof.
 Mainsheet traveler with coaming mounted (2:1) control line, cleats.
 Swivel mounted mainsheet (5:1) jamming cleat and ratchet block on cockpit sole.
 Jamming cleats and feed blocks for backstay adjustment (4:1) led forward in cockpit to port and starboard.
 Two Lewmar 30:1 primary winches with cam cleats.
 Internal spinnaker bowsprit launching line aft through fairleads inside the cabin to exit the aft face of the cabin trunk to a cam cleat.
 Bullseye fairleads to lead roller furler control line (port with cam cleat) and tack line (starboard) aft to cockpit side mounted clutch.
 Composite tiller, finished in white gel coat, with tiller extension.
Spinnaker sheet blocks at aft and forward end of the cockpit.
 Two stern pulpits.
 Single continuous lifeline.
 One fixed cabin window on each side of coach roof.
 GRP main sliding hatch with Plexiglas one piece offshore drop board.
 One winch handle.

 Removable cabin sole.
 Molded settee berths with access to storage below.
 Large forward V-berth platform with two access panels above mast step.
 Large and removable molded step permitting an outboard engine and cooler to be stored aft.
 Crane lifting bar integral to keel bolt system.
 Interior reading light.
 Electrical panel
 12 volt Battery with battery box.

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