About J80 Fleet 12 -Massachusetts
Fleet 12 covers all of Massachusetts and includes 25 boats along the 1500 miles of its Atlantic Ocean coastline. The largest concentration (14) of J/80s are in Marion, MA on Buzzards Bay and race One-design Thursday evenings under the Beverly Yacht Club banner. Buzzards Bay is ideal sailing territory with typical thermal winds out of the Southwest every day and summertime water temps in the low 70's. Marion has over 1,000 moorings, 95% of which are sailboats, as well as Barden's Boatyard, which has a drysail program for many J/80s and J/24s.
One can sail from Marion to Newport, RI in about 6 hours and travel North thru the cape cod canal to Boston, also in about 6 hours. Most of the other 80s in fleet 12 race handicap from Scituate, to Marblehead, and to a growing fleet in Boston Harbor. At Boston's Courageous Sailing Center you can rent a J80.
BYC and fleet 12 hosted the 2018 J/80 North American Championships. Chip Johns, who races his boat Cavitica (702) out of BYC, is the current J80 North Amercian Class Champion.
Fleet 12 Regatta Calendar
Sample Calendar Layout
Officers / Contact
Hull #298 WARRIOR
Racing on Buzzards Bay