Torqeedo announces sponsorship of the J/70 World Sailing Championships and the creation of a new division within the competition. The Dynasty Division is open to any team sailing with one or more family members onboard and is meant to encourage families to sail and compete together, creating lifelong memories and nurturing the next generation of sailors.
“The J/70 fleet is a tight group of teams with which we have been involved since the inception of the class. There is a real family feel to the fleet and we want to recognize that and further encourage families to participate in this great sport with the Dynasty Division Trophy,” said Steve Trkla, president Torqeedo USA.
The World Championships will be the first of several regattas that plan to run the Dynasty Division. “J/Boats is a family brand and we are delighted Torqeedo came up with this initiative for our class. What better way to kick it off than at the World Championships?” said Jeff Johnstone, president of J/Boats.
Running from September 9-13, the World Championships take place in Newport, Rhode Island. It is setting up to be a top-notch regatta with 89 entries to date and a formidable line-up of talent. Torqeedo is proud to be a part of the J/Boats family and is a Silver Level sponsor for the regatta while also partnering with Sail22.