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26 October 2009
Rainbow – Building has Started

A replica of the J-Class RAINBOW , the famous American yacht which won the 1934 America’s Cup, has started building at Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw at Makkum in Holland. It is no surprise that Bloemsma should be selected to produce the hull as the yard has previously built “Windrose of Amsterdam” for the owner of Rainbow. The replica re-build of this original design by William Starling Burgess will be under the supervision of Dykstra & Partners, who have more than 20 years’ experience with J Class and have been responsible for the re-builds and refits of: SHAMROCK V, ENDEAVOUR , VELSHEDA , More...

30 April 2009
Hanuman Carries out Sail Trials

Hanuman, the replica new build of Endeavour II, is undergoing sail trials from the fishing port of Harlingen, Holland. More...

07 April 2009
Hanuman Update

Following her launch and rig set up, at the Royal Huisman yard in Vollenhove, Holland recently, Hanuman is on her way to the coast today (Tuesday 7th April). Her destination is the fishing port of Harlingen in Friesland on the edge of the Wadden Sea, where she will now complete her sea trials and commissioning. More...

09 March 2009
Hanuman Launched

Hanuman, the replica new build of Endeavour II, was launched over the weekend at the Royal Huisman yard in The Netherlands. Designed by Dykstra and Partners, and with an interior by Pieter Beeldsnijder; she made a dramatic appearance as she was lowered into the water yesterday. She was launched alongside the shipyard to step the mast and check all the rigging systems, prior to moving the yacht to the North Sea for commissioning and sea trials. In 1937 the original Endeavour II was built in steel at Camper & Nicholson’s yard in Gosport, for T. O. M. Sopwith, to designs More...

20 February 2009
J Class Association Approve Lines Plans for SVEA

J Class Association Approve Lines Plans for “SVEA” – One of the longest yacht construction projects – 74 years from design in 1937 to expected completion in 2011. During 1999, whilst researching International 8 Metre plans by designer Tore Holm, John Lammerts van Bueren discovered plans for a Swedish J Class yacht dating from 1937. The fragile paper plans were close to disintegration but were thankfully saved and carefully copied. Since the set up of the J Class Association ( JCA ) back in 2000 there have been several possible projects for the build of this outstanding design, but recently More...