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J Class

J Class

J Class Yachts were born from the introduction of the 'Universal Rule' in 1930, which for the first time efficiently controlled the size and performance of yachts built to compete for the America's Cup. Ten massive yachts conforming to the J rule were built between 1930 and 1937, although more were designed and tank tested. They were all but extinct, however three English yachts survived.

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Show news Official timekeeper of Superyacht Cup unveiled
Innovative Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz comes on board
Posted on 14 May
Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 preview
Old friends and new entries will share the spotlight in the mid-summer festival of sail
Posted on 9 Apr
J/44 repeats as Stream Series champion!
Congratulations to team KENAI for being the repeat winner
Posted on 29 Mar
Ranger roll out Saint Barth's J Class Winners
Enthusiastic owner and a vastly experienced crew gel perfectly
Posted on 21 Mar
J Class at the Saint Barth's Bucket day 3
Second win sees Ranger lead into Sunday showdown
Posted on 20 Mar
J Class at the Saint Barth's Bucket day 2
Ranger record Round the Island win for debutant owner
Posted on 19 Mar
J Class at the Saint Barth's Bucket day 1
Hanuman start strong in brisk conditions
Posted on 18 Mar
Bucket loads of promise
As J Class fleet lines up in Saint Barth's
Posted on 16 Mar
New J Class Association Secretary announced
Stuart Childerley will officially take over the role in early April
Posted on 28 Feb
Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 starts to take shape
Numerous prospective entries from both newcomers and SYC regulars have been received
Posted on 26 Jan
Entries open for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022
The event reaches its 32nd edition at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
Posted on 24 Jan
J Class reveals 2022 racing plans
Convening at three key events this season as activity and interest ramps up
Posted on 4 Jan
Ingrid Abery 2020 Calendar
Twenty-five dramatic regatta images hand-picked for your pleasure!
Posted on 1 Dec 2021
J Class choose the Superyacht Cup Palma
Class Association and owners unanimously chose the high-profile festival
Posted on 12 Nov 2021
Maxi fan zone at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
The perfect backdrop for the 45 Maxis competing in this Saturday finale
Posted on 9 Oct 2021
Topaz are J Class winners at Les Voiles
Third win in a row today to take overall victory in IRC Class 2 at Saint Tropez
Posted on 9 Oct 2021
Waiting for the wind at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
Breeze in the Rhone corridor and the Gulf of Genoa, but nothing in between
Posted on 8 Oct 2021
Maximum fun at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
The 44 Maxis were bathed in sunshine under azure skies
Posted on 8 Oct 2021
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez catches its breath
42 knots recorded in the bay, gusting to 50 knots
Posted on 6 Oct 2021
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Maxis in the Mistral!
Kicking off the week in grandiose fashion
Posted on 6 Oct 2021
J Class rivalry resumes in Saint Tropez
At the famous Les Voiles de Saint Tropez regatta in the south of France
Posted on 5 Oct 2021
Maxi time at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
The largest 2021 Maxi gathering in the world
Posted on 5 Oct 2021
J Class duo dominate Super Maxi Division
Velsheda and Topaz battled it out at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Posted on 13 Sep 2021
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup's spectacular renaissance
The final day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Posted on 12 Sep 2021
31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup at Porto Cervo overall
The event draws to a successful conclusion
Posted on 12 Sep 2021
31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup at Porto Cervo day 4
Fourth day of intense racing in Sardinia
Posted on 9 Sep 2021
Lyra wins her class on Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 4
Disaster for Highland Fling XI
Posted on 9 Sep 2021
Bomb Alley delivers on Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 3
Leaders in the largest and smallest classes retain their perfect scorelines
Posted on 9 Sep 2021
31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup at Porto Cervo day 3
Race Committee's perseverance pays off
Posted on 8 Sep 2021
Light, tactical day two at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Integrating the Wallys into the IRC maxi fleets gives the racing a very different feel
Posted on 7 Sep 2021
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J Class Svea set to return to racing
© J Class / Studio Borlenghi
J Class Svea set to return to racing
© J Class / Studio Borlenghi
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2021
© Carlo Borlenghi
J Class racing at the St Barth's Bucket
© Tino Baum
Ranger win the Saint Barth's Bucket
© Tino Baum
J Class racing at the St Barth's Bucket.
© Tino Baum
Hanuman at the St Barth's Bucket
© J Class Association
Ranger win the St Barth's round the island race with debutant owner during the St Barth's Bucket
© J Class Association
Ranger on day 2 of the St Barth's Bucket
© Michael Kurtz
J Class fleet on the opening day of the St Barth's Bucket
© J Class Association
The fleet race downwind on the opening day of the St Barth's Bucket
© J Class Association
Hanuman training for the St Barth's Bucket
© Francesco Naglia / DroneProject
Ed Baird, Ranger
© Andi Robertson
Ranger returns to racing after a substantial refit
© Sefton Cole
Tom Dodson, Velsheda
© Andi Robertson
Velsheda will return to the St Barths Bucket
© Carlo Borlenghi
Kenny Read, Hanuman skipper tactician
© Andi Robertson
Hanuman on day one of the 11th Superyacht Challenge Antigua
© Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com
140-foot J-Class yacht “Svea”
© Isler Sailing International
Velsheda and Topaz - Superyacht Cup Palma
© Sailing Energy / The Superyacht Cup
J8 Topaz will join the European regattas
© IMA / Studio Borlenghi
Ranger has had a substaintial refit.
© Sefton Cole
Ranger on delivery to the Caribbean
© Andy Cole
JK7 Velsheda will be amongst the J Class yachts competing in Les Voiles des Saint Tropez
© Gilles Martin-Raget
Topaz competes at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
© Gilles Martin-Raget
J Class Velsheda competes at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
© Gilles Martin-Raget
J Class Topaz wins class at Les Voile de Saint Tropez
© Gilles Martin-Raget
Maxis in the Mistral at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
© Alexander Panzeri
Maxis in the Mistral at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
© Ingrid Abery / www.ingridabery.com
Valsheda and Topax resume their rivalry at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
© IMA | Studio Borlenghi