J-Class Yachts to Feature in 2017 America's Cup in Bermuda
Following an 80-year absence, some of the most impressive classic yachts will return for the 35th edition America's Cup, taking place in Bermuda in 2017.
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.'
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