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J80 Spinnaker Halyard (DX Cup Dyneema 6 mm)
J80 Spinnaker Halyard (S Cup Stirotex 6 mm)
J80 Main Sheet (DX Performance Dyneema 10 mm)
J80 Spinnaker Sheet Pig Tail (DX Core Dyneema 4 mm)
J/80 Sailboat Parts and Equipment
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 and America, it's a joy to sail in winds from 5 to 25+ knots!
There are currently +1,650 J/80s sailing in more than 30 fleets in 12 countries, with large J/80 fleets existing in North America, Europe and China. The J/80 has been used actively in match racing as well; including the BMW Berlin Match Race in Berlin, Germany; the World Match Race Sailing Association event in Le Havre, France; and the China Cup Match Race in Xiamen, China. If you're looking for a great class to get involved in, look no further than the International J/80.
|Sail Area (ft2/m2)||338||31.4|
|Spinnaker Area (ft2/m2)||700||65|
|Lead Keel (lbs/kg)||1400||635|
J/80 is a registered trademark of J/Boats Inc.