J/70s Available for Charter


Would like to go racing in the Solent, but don’t have a boat? Would you like to charter one of the Club’s J/70s? All members are welcome to request to charter one of the Club owned J/70s for any of the Solent events. In 2015 the Club purchased six brand new boats, which are kept at Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes, and maintained by the bosun Josh Downer.

Subject to previous sports boat experience, members may be invited to attend a J/70 induction given by Josh or a member of the Sailing Office. Following this, members may request a J/70 for any of the open meetings or other regattas which are taking place in the Solent.

Charter costs
£200 per boat per day
Less 15% of the total if a member charters the boat for more than one consecutive day
Less an additional £50 per day if charterer uses own sails

The system couldn’t be simpler, sailors arrive at Shepards Wharf Marina for Josh to handover the boat, which will have been launched by the yard staff the day before the regatta, sailors step aboard and go sailing, at the end of the regatta, sailors hand over the boat to Josh, and head off. Josh reviews the boat once it is recovered from the water by the yard staff the following day.

All the boats are ready to race, they are fitted with RaceMaster Tactics, adjustable rig tensioners etc.
If you are interested in chartering a J/70, please get in touch with Sarah in the Sailing Office: sailingassistant@royalthames.com 020 7201 6262