Marine electronics manufacturer announces it will sponsor the inaugural J/80 Championships for 2014

Raymarine have this week announced they

will be sponsoring a season-long series of UK-based sailing events known as the

J/80 Championships.

This year’s events start in April with the

Warsash Spring Championships, then moving onto the J/80 Nationals and Royal

Southern Yacht Regatta, both being held in May.

June sees the 2014 Raymarine J/80

Championship take part in the Round the Island Race, followed by the J-Cup in

July and finally finishing off in August with Cowes Week.

Raymarine UK sales manager Harry Heasman,

said: “The new Raymarine 2014 J/80 Championships provides a season-long test

for the highly competitive J/80 class.

“We’re pleased to support this great new

series that rewards a complete season’s performance for boat and crew; the

exciting programme takes in a variety of locations and sailing conditions, just

as the J/80 class likes it.”

First, second and third place finishers

from the championships will receive various prizes from the Raymarine product

range with the ceremony taking place at Southampton’s annual boat show in


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