J Class North Sails

North Sails is the leading sailmaker of the J Class and we’re proud to be part of a fleet that combines the beauty of classic yachts with the latest advancements in modern technology. With roots in the America’s Cup, the present day J Class yachts are a mixture of refitted originals and new yachts built to original hull lines. Read more about our partnership with the J Class Association and the unique history of the J Class.

J Class NEWS

The Superyacht Cup, Europe’s largest and longest running superyacht regatta this year featured 16 yachts, beautifully designed, and sailed by the best for a chance at the 2018 title. As… Read More

Following the success of the first ever J-Class overall season championship, the inaugural 2017 Kohler Cup, the J-Class Association and North Sails are proud to announce the 2018 Kohler Cup… Read More

Newport, Rhode Island welcomed the J Class Association for the inaugural World Championship this week. Six yachts competed over five days of racing, battling for the World Championship title and… Read More

The second installation of the Kohler Cup presented by North Sails will take place when the 35th America’s Cup hosts the J Class Regatta June 16, 19-20 in Bermuda. The… Read More

The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting event in the world, The America’s Cup. In 1929 Sir Thomas Lipton, owner of Lipton’s (famous for his import of… Read More

Combining unprecedented experience and heritage in the class, North Sails is the leading sailmaker of the J-Class fleet. Reinforcing the relationship further, this year North Sails also becomes the Official… Read More

The Kohler Cup

The J Class Association and North Sails are proud to announce the inaugural Kohler Cup, a trophy named in memory of Terry Kohler, former owner of North Sails, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Kohler Cup is a season-long points championship awarded to a J-Class yacht. Over the course of the season, each yacht will accumulate points based on their results, with events bearing more significance as the season progresses. The trophy will be presented at the J-Class World Championship in Newport, RI, August 2017.

High Scoring Point Breakdown for the 2017 Season:

16th – 19th March St Barth’s Bucket Total Fleet x 1 point
16th, 19th – 20th June America’s Cup J-Class Regatta Total Fleet x 1.5 points
21st – 26th August J-Class World Championship Total Fleet x 2 points
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