“I hope you are all well.


Our J111 2020 Worlds is cancelled.


I have discussed the matter with owners, the class association and RORC. The strong consensus view is that even if yacht racing is permitted in September we are unlikely to get enough boats to make a serious event. Further, the announcement by Key Yachting that the J Cup will take place (if at all) on 3-5 September, gives J111 owners the opportunity to get out racing and possibly socialising with a broader group of sailors at that time.


A big thank you to everyone who helped organise the J111 2020 Worlds. Special mentions to our Sponsors who put many hours of work into it and to Steve Cole and RORC for their professionalism and support.


Best wishes to all of you and looking forward to meeting whenever we can get back onto the water.”



Simon Bamford

Class Captain

Northern European Fleet

Organising Authority


J111 World Championship

& Pre Worlds

With a rich history of international competition from Chicago, Breskins, San Francisco, Newport Rhode Island and The Solent, the J111 World Championship regatta returns to beautiful Cowes for the third time since it was held there for the inaugural event.

J111 owners can now enter their biggest regatta of the year via a the dedicated website, thanks to the Organising Authority and Host Club for the regatta, the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Based in the heart of Cowes, J111 owners, crew and anyone interested in following the event can enjoy the build-up to one of the most exciting events on the J-Boats calendar and indeed submit their entry in one platform. Taking place during the last weekend of August and first week of September, the World Championship will be likely be attended by teams from Australasia the USA mainland Europe and of course the UK.


Supported by an array of partners sponsors and media, the 2020  program will include a welcome party, an owners' supper a farewell party following the final prize-giving and presentation of the J111 World Champion! Competitors will be able to refer to the website for official links to race documents, berthing and local information, a schedule of events and much more. 


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We are fortunate to be receiving support from the great companies whose logos are on our site. This includes sponsorship, regatta support, prizes and discounts etc for entrants.


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