Yachts: Classic and Mega

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If you like beautiful yachts of the “classic” or “mega” variety – then starting NOW – you can feast your eyes on an impressive collection of both, between Newport and Bristol’s harbor fronts. In Bristol, at the always breathtaking Herreshoff Marine Museum, you can not only see the spectacle that is the 3 masted Herreshoff Schooner, Eleonora, but on Sunday (TODAY!) at 11am and 3pm you can step aboard and have a look for yourself. Eleonora is an exact replica of the famous Herreshoff schooner Windward, now featured on the RI state quarter. 

Just down the bay in Newport Harbor is a collection of mega yachts that must have come north to Rhody from Bermuda and the America’s Cup event. The harbor, marinas and especially Newport Shipyard are packed with massive yachts – both power and sail. The J Class Yachts are already in town for their own event scheduled for 21 – 26 August 2017. The inaugural J Class World Championship is sure to impress with several new boats on the line, like Svea, Topaz and Lionheart. It will be an event NOT to miss.

The inaugural J Class World Championship, which will be organized by the New York Yacht Club in association with the International Maxi Association and the J Class Association, will feature a mix of coastal races and windward leeward racing off Newport August 21-26, 2017.

The race headquarters and media center will be based at Newport Shipyard and expected entrants are: JK7 VelshedaJ5 RangerJK6 HanumanJH1 LionheartJ8 Topaz and JS1 Svea. For more information, visit: www.jclassyachts.com  

Images onboard the classic J Class Yacht Ranger (J5) sailing off Newport Rhode Island. The modern J Class Yacht is significantly different to 1930 versions. Nowadays, it has to conform to stringent safety regulations - bulkheads, escape hatches etc. It has to offer the ability to cross oceans with accommodation and all support services associated with a Super-yacht. All this is not easily packed into a long thin racing hull. Ranger was completed in late December 2003 and departed Denmark in early January 2004. The Ranger that sails today is a replica built to the original lines drawings in steel and launched at the Danish Yacht shipyard in Skagen, Denmark in 2003 recreating the look and feel of the existing J Class yachts Shamrock, Endeavour and Velsheda. The project was in development from September 1999 and its team of designers, naval architects and industry specialists designed and built Ranger to Lloyds Classification, the MCA Code of Practice, for the safety of large commercial yachts, and the J Class Association Rules. Ranger had an extensive refit led by Dykstra Naval Architects to optimize her performance in 2005/2006. ©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY

Images onboard the classic J Class Yacht Ranger (J5) sailing off Newport Rhode Island.
The modern J Class Yacht is significantly different to 1930 versions. Nowadays, it has to conform to stringent safety regulations – bulkheads, escape hatches etc. It has to offer the ability to cross oceans with accommodation and all support services associated with a Super-yacht. All this is not easily packed into a long thin racing hull. Ranger was completed in late December 2003 and departed Denmark in early January 2004. The Ranger that sails today is a replica built to the original lines drawings in steel and launched at the Danish Yacht shipyard in Skagen, Denmark in 2003 recreating the look and feel of the existing J Class yachts Shamrock, Endeavour and Velsheda. The project was in development from September 1999 and its team of designers, naval architects and industry specialists designed and built Ranger to Lloyds Classification, the MCA Code of Practice, for the safety of large commercial yachts, and the J Class Association Rules. Ranger had an extensive refit led by Dykstra Naval Architects to optimize her performance in 2005/2006.
©Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM
OUTSIDE IMAGES PHOTO AGENCY

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