The next edition of the America's Cup will promote the famous heritage and tradition of the event, as members of the J-Class Association (JCA) recently accepted an invitation to participate in a special 4-day J-Class regatta during the AC35 event.
Russell Coutts, event director commented that “The J-Class era of the America’s Cup is widely recognised as being among the high points in Cup history,” adding that the 1930s "the J-Class boats embodied grace and power with cutting-edge design and engineering. Having the J Class join us in Bermuda will create a spectacular blend between the old and new."
All of the 1930s-builds are expected to attend the regatta, with a minimum of six are expected to compete - the most recorded in history. Charter yachts in possible contention including Camper & Nicholsons-builds 39m sailing yacht ENDEAVOUR and superyacht 'Shamrock V.' Both J-Class yachts have been extensively restored and meticulously-maintained to the glory which brought them past success.
The first of her kind and one of only three originals in existence, S/Y ENDEAVOUR is a particularly noteworthy vessel of the J-class era, famously commissioned by Sir Thomas Sopwith to challenge for the 1934 America's Cup.
The 135-designed sailing yacht J8 will additionally join the J-class fleet this May; she is currently under construction at Holland Jachtbuow's shipyard. Her delivery will mean take the number of sailing J-Class vessels to eight, its highest number since 1934.
Charter yachts in possible contention including Camper & Nicholsons-builds 39m sailing yacht ENDEAVOUR and superyacht 'Shamrock V.'