PHOTO: Onne van der Waal via Facebook/J Class Association

J Class World Championship Title Goes to Lionheart

Eighty years ago, the J Class yachts raced off Newport, Rhode Island for the America’s Cup. The victor back then: Ranger. In the first-ever J Class World Championship on those same waters this past week, an alternate version of Ranger, Lionheart, took home victory. Six Js in total vied for that victory. Besides Lionheart, competitors Continue reading


PHOTO: Official J Class / Onne van der Wal

Aboard Hanuman at the J Class World Championship: VIDEO

“That was one of the very coolest sailboat races I have ever been in in my entire life.” Considering this statement comes from Ken Read, among the most accomplished sailors in the world, it says a lot. He’s referring to day one of the first-ever J Class World Championship, where he’s helming Hanuman. Hanuman, one Continue reading


PHOTO: Billy Black

Candy Store Cup Coming This Weekend

Newport, Rhode Island has a long history of sailing, and sailing events. Its waters host the next big sailing superyacht event from July 27 to 29, the annual Candy Store Cup. The regatta was previously known as the Newport Bucket. The Bucket Regatta organizers sold it in 2015, though, for Newport-based ownership. Co-hosts Newport Shipyard Continue reading