Current News | 2022 (10) | 2021 (12) | 2020 (10) | 2019 (10) | 2018 (25) | 2017 (42) | 2016 (26) | 2015 (39) | 2014 (35)| 2013 (30) | 2012 (31) | 2011 (31) | 2010 (30) | 2009 (44) | 2008 (9) | 2007(18) | 2006 (7) | 2005 (1)


Category: News 2009
The J/80 Joystick
The J/80 Joystick


Bookmark and Share

We have been following the successes of the ‘Joystick’ team with keen interest over the last couple of months. Rob Larke and Victoria Gregory’s J/80 features a specially modified Barton Boomstrut for added mainsail control.

Held over the weekend of the 12/13/14th of June, 25 boats came to the start line to contend for the J/80 National Championships held in the Solent. Current National Champion and top 5 world ranking professional sailor Kevin Sproul was back to reclaim his title in ‘Jane’s Sister‘, always consistent under pressure and the leading challenger to our team.

The first day just two races were held in quite boisterous conditions, two firsts to the current champion. Conditions lightened for Friday and Saturday with 8 races sailed in total. Two bullets for our team on Friday reassured them that they have the pace for the Worlds, but this was not enough to break the 5 x 1st buffer Sproul had built up over the series.

Lessons learnt? More practise, especially on the hoists and drops. The World Championship is to be held in Santander next month, look out for our report on our team.

Subscribe to the monthly newsletter giving you all the latest information about products and events from Barton Marine.

Recent News From Barton Marine ..

Barton Marine’s Dinghy Photo Competition Winner to be Announced at RYA Dinghy Show - Last Call for Entries read
Barton Marine Launch Land Sailing Hardware Kits read
Barton Marine Launch New Carbon Tiller Extensions read
Barton Marine Relaunch Tuphblox, The Original Tufnol® Blocks read
Wilks Win the David Coleman Excellence in Exporting Award 2023 read