Considered some of the most beautiful yachts ever built, the story of the J Class is defined by fierce transatlantic competition for the America’s Cup, followed by an era of steep decline, and the modern-day revival.
The J Class includes a mixture of refitted surviving yachts along with a number of new yachts faithfully built to original hull lines from 1930’s designs, with more yachts currently in build.
The J Class Association was founded in 2000 to protect the interests of the Class, present and future, and organises an annual calendar of racing for these magnificent yachts.
The Superyacht Cup Palma
3 - 9 September
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
Puerto Cervo, Sardinia
We love them because they are sublimely beautiful, utterly impractical and fiendishly demanding.
Modern-day saviour of the J Class
Svea find more joy in Ibiza
The well drilled Svea team continued their winning ways when the Swedish flagged recent winners of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup raced against Topaz under the J Class Association rule last week at the third edition of Ibiza JoySail.