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08 October 2011
Endeavour JK4 Launched

Endeavour © Yoichi Yabe
Yachting Developments today proudly launched the iconic J Boat Endeavour. The launching marks the completion of an extensive 18 month refit at Yachting Developments yard based in Hobsonville, Auckland. Endeavour touched the water at 8am, onboard systems were commissioned and checked, the new mast was stepped at 11am, the boom was fitted at 1. 00pm, Endeavour then moved to her berth at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour on schedule at 2. 30pm. Absolute care has been taken throughout the refit to preserve as much of the vessel as practical while taking advantage of twenty first century sailing systems, enhanced performance and improved functionality. The comprehensive refit More...

23 September 2011
Yankee Project

JCA is extremely pleased to make a further announcement. Holland Jachtbouw will shortly start the construction of the yacht YANKEE for a Dutch syndicate. Originally built in 1930 as a defender of the America’s Cup, this new yacht will also be ready for the 2012 Regatta. The contract for this exciting project will be signed on the Holland Jachtbouw stand Thursday 23rd September at 16. 00 hrs. More...

23 September 2011
Sponsors Announced for J Class 2012 Regatta Series

The J Class Association has comprehensive plans for a series of regattas in the UK during 2012. The J Class Association is now delighted to announce that four of the leading Dutch shipyards will form the main sponsor for these events. This is just a start of the initiative sponsoring the J-Class and their events. It is anticipated that the sponsoring group may be enlarged and broadened in scope in the months ahead. The Sponsor Partners are, in no particular order: - Royal Huisman
 - Holland Jachtbouw
 - Claasen / Jongkind - 
Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw. All of these shipyards have been involved in the construction More...

27 January 2011
J Class Regatta Announced for Newport USA, June 2011

The J Class yachts VELSHEDA , RANGER and SHAMROCK V will be participating. Newport, RI – David Pitman, Secretary of the J Class Association announced that the first event in the J Class Global Calendar of events will be staged in Newport, RI. Racing in the famous waters of the America’s Cup, the J Class will use this regatta to kick off a four regatta programme culminating in a race around the Isle of Wight in July of 2012 on the original 1851 America’s Cup course, for the HUNDRED GUINEA CUP. In 1930, Newport was the venue for the start More...