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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 Ibiza JoySail Regatta announced
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Posted on 11 Mar
2021 America's Cup Hall of Fame induction
To be held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on 19th March
Posted on 10 Mar
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Top-level yacht racing is set to go ahead with a new-look event adapted to pandemic restrictions
Posted on 23 Feb
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Posted on 14 Jan
The Best of Britannia
Dougal Henshall looks at the yachts which bore the name Britannia
Posted on 2 Nov 2020
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Back on the race course this time next year!
Posted on 24 Jun 2020
North Sails Weekly Debrief
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Posted on 25 Apr 2020
Superyacht Saturday LIVE with the J Class
North Sails invites you to join five class experts for an in-depth discussion
Posted on 23 Apr 2020
The first episode of On Course
Exciting new series that takes a regular look at the sailing world
Posted on 1 Apr 2020
Trade winds sparring starts the J Class season
The first step on the pathway to next year's two showcase regattas
Posted on 12 Mar 2020
America's Cup Hall of Fame announces new inductees
merica's Cup Hall of Fame inducts Franklin Osgood, Bryan Willis, and Rolf Vrolijk
Posted on 10 Mar 2020
Revitalised J Class set for Caribbean regattas
Back-to-back events will mark the notable return of Lionheart
Posted on 19 Feb 2020
2020 Superyacht Cup Palma welcomes new entries
Magic Carpet3 finalising plans to race new SYC Performance Class
Posted on 13 Feb 2020
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020 will be longer
A full two weeks, and new race courses too
Posted on 10 Feb 2020
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Festive season sights already set on next summer
Posted on 16 Dec 2019
New Performance Class at Superyacht Cup Palma 2020
Organisers always looking to improve and enhance the experience
Posted on 26 Oct 2019
Maxi winners decided at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
A week that has proved challenging to crews and race officials alike
Posted on 7 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez overall
The splendours of the 20th anniversary!
Posted on 6 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 6
Happy Birthday to Les Voiles!
Posted on 6 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 5
Glorious conditions in the French Riviera
Posted on 5 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 4
Anything goes on a Thursday
Posted on 4 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3
The Club 55 Cup, with the original Nioulargue spirit
Posted on 2 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 2
From big breeze to light, as maxi racing gets underway
Posted on 2 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 2
The Giants in Saint Tropez
Posted on 2 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1
Free as birds
Posted on 1 Oct 2019
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Autumn Cup
Pitch, Sonda, France and Blitzen prize-winners
Posted on 29 Sep 2019
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Posted on 29 Sep 2019
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Melges 20 Europeans, J Class Official Partnership, Revenge of the sailmakers, North Kiteboarding
Posted on 22 Sep 2019
30th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup overall
Countbacks galore and victory, finally, for Cannonball
Posted on 7 Sep 2019
30th Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 5
Big breeze Friday
Posted on 6 Sep 2019
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Ibiza JoySail Regatta announced
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The Superyacht Cup Palma 2019
© Sailing Energy
Lunenburg Yacht Club Welcome Back Regatta
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J Class - Bermuda - June 2017
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J Class - Bermuda - June 2017
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J Class - Bermuda - June 2017
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J class racing in Bermuda during the 2017 America's Cup Regatta - June 2017
© Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com
Super Yacht Cup Palma
© Sailing Energy
The Islands Race
© Joysailing
The Islands Race
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The Islands Race
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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2019
© Gilles Martin-Raget
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2019
© Gilles Martin-Raget
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2019 day 5
© Gilles Martin-Raget
Cast of thousands on board Ronald de Waal's magnificent J Velsheda on Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 5
© Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association
Neck and neck - Topaz versus Velsheda in the heavyweight J Class bout in the Supermaxi class - Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2019
© Studio Borlenghi  / International Maxi Association
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 3
© Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 3
© Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com
Topaz leads Velsheda and ultimately went 2-0 up in the heavyweight J Class Supermaxi class contest on day 2 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
© Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup day 2
© Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com
The J Velsheda trails the longer, faster Topaz on day 1 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
© Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association
The J Class Topaz is the longest competing yacht at this year's Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup
© Rolex / Studio Borlenghi
2018 Hook Ocean Race
© Skidaway Island Boating Club
Ted Hood Regatta 2019
© Philip Smith Photography
Shamrock V - the last of Sir Thomas Lipton's America's Cup Challengers racing in Bermuda - Sails by Doyle
© Richard Gladwell
Midsummer Solo Challenge 2019
© Search Magazine Segling
Midsummer Solo Challenge 2019
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Midsummer Solo Challenge 2019
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Midsummer Solo Challenge 2019
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Midsummer Solo Challenge 2019
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