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About J-CLASS: 

A lot of photographs of the world-famous  J-class yachts are available here! The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America’s Cup. This International Event was born from an annual race around the Isle of Wight, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron and called the ‘100 Guinea Cup’.

The Royal Yacht Squadron, which hosted the annual 100 Guinea Cup race round the Isle of Wight, allowed an overseas yacht to enter for the first time in 1851. The yacht ‘America’ was built that year to an innovative new design and had sailed to the Solent in search of racing. Initially excluded from racing against British yachts, she was finally allowed to enter the Round the Island Race for the 100 Guinea Cup.

With the complex tides and shallow areas of the Solent it was natural for ‘America’ to hire the services of a Pilot and in due course Robert Underwood was employed to guide them through the very tricky waters off the Island. Although the race programme was advertised as rounding the Nab Buoy and then the Isle of Wight, leaving all to Starboard, this was not what was printed by the RYS on the instruction cards and whilst the four leaders tacked away to round the Nab lightship, Underwood directed ‘America’s’ Skipper to press on through the shallow area, missing the Nab Buoy and saving a very considerable distance. Naturally “America” took the lead and held it to win the race, although the nearest British boat closed to just a few minutes behind ‘America’ at the finish.

The Trophy became known as the ‘America’s Cup’ and was taken back to the USA. Yachts were able to challenge to win back the cup and a series of larger and larger yachts were designed to compete.

 

About J-CLASS: 

A lot of photographs of the world-famous  J-class yachts are available here! The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America’s Cup. This International Event was born from an annual race around the Isle of Wight, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron and called the ‘100 Guinea Cup’.

St Barth 2013 – MICHAEL KURTZ 


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St Barth, Bucket 2018 – MICHAEL KURTZ 


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Saint Barth - Bucket 2018

By Michael Kurtz

St Barth, Bucket 2018 – MICHAEL KURTZ 


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The Royal Yacht Squadron, which hosted the annual 100 Guinea Cup race round the Isle of Wight, allowed an overseas yacht to enter for the first time in 1851. The yacht ‘America’ was built that year to an innovative new design and had sailed to the Solent in search of racing. Initially excluded from racing against British yachts, she was finally allowed to enter the Round the Island Race for the 100 Guinea Cup.

12m of green – Patrick Sikes


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Velsheda – Greensalt


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The J-Class yacht Velsheda was designed by Charles Ernest Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1933 for Mr W.L. Stephenson, managing director of Woolworths retail shops, she was built in 1933 at Gosport. She was Nicholson’s second design for a J Class and Stephenson’s second big yacht. Velsheda was named after Stephenson’s three daughters, Velma, Sheila and Daphne. Velsheda 3 is one of a series of pictures taken while the J- class yachts raced in the Solent UK.

MIGHTY SEASCAPES


Storm photographs

Blooming Wave  – Eduardo Texeira


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A bigger splash  – Eduardo Texeira


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