The J/80 is a modern sportboat and the primary trainer for our J/World Sailing School. We have a fleet of twelve of these fun boats, which sport a large cockpit, a high boom, and a deep bulb keel. The result is highly enjoyable boat for day-sailing and racing. Sailing can be the world’s best family sport. The key is a boat that holds the attention and interest of many types of sailors, young and old. J/80 does it all, with thrilling 15 knot rides under spinnaker or relaxed sunset cruises with mainsail only. SAILING WORLD rated J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sportboats tested. If you would like to expand your sailing horizons with a modern sportboat outside protected harbors and lakes, there’s only one choice: the J/80.