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

J Class World Championship Coming to Newport

UPDATE, AUGUST 2, 2017: The J Class World Championship racers are Hanuman, Lionheart, Ranger, Svea, Topaz, and Velsheda. Expect spirited racing. All competed in the America’s Cup J Class Regatta in June, but Lionheart clinched victory.  Read on for our original article.   If you can’t make it to Bermuda to see the America’s Cup J Class Regatta, Continue reading