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Ajax

Ajax

The Ajax is a 23 ft open keelboat designed by Oliver Lee of Burnham in 1966. It was constructed in GRP by Halmatic. Most of the boats were however built in 1968 with one or two more in recent years. As a result of the strict One Design rules, the Class enjoys excellent racing and is well known for the friendly and helpful owners. Indeed, many of the boats are owned by one, two or even three co-owners and this helps to keep the costs down. There is an active Class Association.
Measurements - LOA 23ft 3in (7.07 metres), LWL 19ft 2in (5.97 m), Beam 6ft 5in (1.95 m), Draught 3ft 8in (1.12 m) Displacement 1900 lb (854 Kg), Sail area (Main and Jib) 215 sq ft (20 sq m), Spinnaker 220 sq ft (20.62 sq m)

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Show news Ajax Nationals at Harwich
Defending champions from St Mawes join nine local boats
Posted on 24 Sep 2019
Ajax class at Falmouth Week 2019
An incredibly testing week with big breeze and unstable winds
Posted on 19 Aug 2019
Falmouth Week offers a new range of options
A shorter event for Bay fleet boats that can't do a whole 7 days
Posted on 18 Jan 2019
Ajax East Coast Championship
Held at Royal Harwich Yacht Club over the weekend
Posted on 3 Sep 2018
Ajax class at Falmouth Week 2018
A stunning performance from the team on Polly Oliver
Posted on 20 Aug 2018
Ajax National Championships
Battle of the gods: Artemis beats Persephone
Posted on 31 Jul 2018
Ajax Nationals at Royal Harwich
Nine teams sail in Dovercourt Bay
Posted on 22 Jun 2017
Birketts Decanter at Royal Harwich
An increasingly competitive event
Posted on 21 Sep 2015
Ajax Nationals at Harwich
13 boats competed in Dovercourt Bay
Posted on 10 Jul 2015
Birketts Decanter 2014
Racing in Ajax 23 keelboats
Posted on 29 Sep 2014
Ajax South West Championships
Eighteen yachts race at St. Mawes
Posted on 23 Jul 2013
Ajax Nationals at Harwich
17 teams race in Dovercourt Bay
Posted on 16 Jul 2013
Ajax East Coast Championships
Fifteen boats racing in Harwich
Posted on 3 Jul 2012
Ajax class at Falmouth Week
23 teams compete in 9 race series
Posted on 14 Aug 2011
Ajax Nationals at Woolverstone
Three contrasting days in Dovercourt Bay
Posted on 3 Jul 2011
Ajax class at Falmouth Week
Competitive racing for 24 strong fleet
Posted on 25 Aug 2010
Ajax nationals
23 boats at St Mawes
Posted on 2 Aug 2010
Ajax East Coast Championships
Spectacular high wind sailing
Posted on 23 Jun 2010
Ajax Nationals at Royal Harwich
17 teams on Doverstone Bay
Posted on 16 Jun 2009
Ajax fleet at Falmouth Week
High winds, rain & a little sun
Posted on 23 Aug 2008
Ajax National Champs
26 boats at St Mawes
Posted on 1 Aug 2008
Ajax East Coast Championship
Fresh winds in Dovercourt Bay
Posted on 9 Jul 2008
Ajax 40th Anniversary Regatta
Celebration at Harwich
Posted on 11 Jun 2008
Ajax nationals at Dovercourt Bay
Mixed conditions for 17 teams
Posted on 30 Jun 2007
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
A record entry of 26 boats
Posted on 21 Jul 2006
Ajax Nationals at Royal Harwich
Trophy returns to south coast
Posted on 23 Jun 2005
Ajax Nationals at Royal Harwich
Racing for the Gimpel trophy
Posted on 23 Jul 2003
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Ajax UK Nationals Attendance
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Polly Oliver and Mandalay during the Ajax National in Dovercourt Bay
© Will Patten
Polyphemus win the Ajax class at Falmouth Week 2019
© John Howard
Mary B chased by a storm in the Ajax class at Falmouth Week 2019
© Richard Townshend
Artemis in the Ajax class at Falmouth Week 2019
© Richard Townshend
Polyphemus wins the Ajax class at Falmouth Week 2019
© Mike Legge
Thunderer wins the Ajax East Coast Championship
© Joe Hunt
Ajax East Coast Championship
© Joe Hunt
Ajax East Coast Championship
© Joe Hunt
Pintail, Aquila and Achilles in the Ajax class during Falmouth Week 2018
© Leslie Brown
Polly Oliver in the Ajax class during Falmouth Week 2018
© Leslie Brown
Persephone and Polly Oliver in the Ajax class during Falmouth Week 2018
© Leslie Brown
Kali in the Ajax class during Falmouth Week 2018
© Leslie Brown
Artemis and Persephone in the Ajax class during Falmouth Week 2018
© Leslie Brown
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
© Mike Grice
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
© Mike Grice
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
© Mike Grice
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
© Mike Grice
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
© Mike Grice
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
© Mike Grice
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
© Mike Grice
Ajax Nationals at St. Mawes
© Mike Grice
Ajax Nationals in Dovercourt Bay
© Will Patten
Ajax Nationals in Dovercourt Bay
© Will Patten
Birketts Decanter at Royal Harwich YC
© Alan Shipperlee
Birketts Decanter at Royal Harwich YC
© Alan Shipperlee
Ajax Nationals at Harwich 2015
© Bob Portway
Birketts Decanter 2014
© Alan Shipperlee
Ajax South West Championships at St. Mawes
© Graham Pinkney
Ajax South West Championships at St. Mawes
© Graham Pinkney
Ajax South West Championships at St. Mawes
© Graham Pinkney