The County of Vendée is glad to join the Sports Nautiques Sablais Yacht Club in organizing the J/80 World Championship. Some 600 skippers and crew members representing 13 nations onboard 120 one-design J/80 boats are expected to compete this July.

This will be a first for Vendée! We are all the more proud that the J/80, a global reference in yacht racing design, is actually built by J COMPOSITE a company based in Vendée.

Thanks to the many dedicated private and corporate contributors, this spectacular event confirms that Vendée is not only a natural home for exceptional yacht gatherings such as the Vendée Globe, but equally a vibrant business place where many nautic and maritime companies flourish.

I wish you all the best possible J/80 World Championship.

Yves Auvinet 3

Le Président du Conseil Départemental

Yves Auvinet