JPK Pacific backs CYCA's two-handed sailing movement

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has announced that JPK Pacific have signed as naming-rights partners for the 2019/2020 JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore Series.

The partnership between the club and the Australian arm of the French boat manufacturer further consolidates the CYCA’s commitment to two-handed racing, following the announcement of a four-race series, starting this weekend.

“We’re elated and thankful to have JPK Pacific join the CYCA family,” CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham says. “We believe two-handed sailing represents the future for some sailors and an exciting avenue we’re very keen to explore as a club. We think the two-handed division is going to add a few more boats to the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet for 2020 and beyond too.

“We can’t wait for the series and we look forward to this being a long and fruitful journey, with both JPK Pacific and the two-handed sailing movement ahead of its inclusion in 2024 Paris Olympics.”

JPK Pacific Directors Paul Glynn and Mattijs Willenborg, awarded the exclusive license to produce and market the successful JPK 10.80 and JPK 11.80, saw a great fit with the CYCA.

“The pathway to the exclusive agreement with Jean Pierre Kelbert took a few years to finalise, as his two-year waiting list on a JPKs in Europe and his passion for short-handed racing takes up his time,” Glynn says. “As in Europe and the UK, offering JPK yachts to anyone who sails and wants a podium experience provides a broad market landscape and very happy and converted owners.

“We see some great crossover with the CYCA Membership and competitors and look forward to the 2019/2020 JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore Series.”

The first of four races in the JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore Series starts this weekend. For more information on the JPK Pacific Two-Handed Pointscore Series, including series entry information click here.

JPK Pacific has a production schedule with the first JPKs to arrive in Australia in May, 2020. For more information on JPK Pacific visit

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