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J-Class Yachts and the Americas Cup

During the 1930s J-class yachts were built to race in the America's Cup. Only 10 were ever built, or converted to J-class, as they were extremely expensive to build and maintain, especially in the post war years after the Cup resumed in 1958. They were replaced by the 12-metre class yachts.

The J designation refers to the class of yacht defined by its sail area, displacement, length, and mast height, formally defined in the Universal Rule. When designing a J-class yacht builders would have to decide which characteristics to maximize to build the ideal yacht.


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Velsheda & the Fleet
Tim Thompson
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J-Class Start
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Rainbow and Endeavor, Americas
Stephen Renard
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Nioulargue
Guillaume Plisson
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Make Way for Yankee
Stephen Renard
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Tim Thompson
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Velsheda
Beken of Cowes
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Yankee and Rainbow
Edwin Levick
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Velsheda
Philip Plisson
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Westward Racing Britannia
Stephen Renard
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Velsheda Versus Endeavour
Michael Kahn
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Rainbow's Run
Edwin Levick
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Ranger
Edwin Levick
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Rainbow's Finish
Edwin Levick
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Astra and Shamrock V, 1934
Beken of Cowes
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J-Class
Philip Plisson
24x8 Fine Art Print
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Candida
Guillaume Plisson
37x13 Fine Art Print
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Yankee and Rainbow
Edwin Levick
12x10 Fine Art Print
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Ranger
Edwin Levick
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Breaking Away
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Endeavor's Turn
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Rainbow's Run
Edwin Levick
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Yankee Off the Needles
Tim Thompson
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Books from Amazon

32nd America's Cup: A Photographic Celebration
Hardcover: 240 pp
Carlo Borlenghi
Adlard Coles Nautical
Enterprise to Endeavour - The J-Class Yachts
Paperback: 160 pp
Ian Dear
Adlard Coles Nautical

Links

J-Class Yachts
The Official Website - history, news, events and more
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