Accredited US Sailing School
April 2, 2017

The J80 was designed to be easy to sail and safe, but capable of reaching 20 knots downwind.

The International J80 is a fixed keel, One-Design sports boat certified for offshore sailing, normally crewed by 3 to 5 people. As well as its mainsail & headsail, the J/80 has a 700 square foot gennaker for downwind sailing, which when the wind rises over 15 knots gets the boat on the plane downwind.

According to Sailing World Magazine, "The J80 is easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sport boats tested." In 2007, two swedish guys (Andreas Granberg and Jens Utbult) crossed the Atlantic ocean in a J80.