J-CLASS YACHTS RE­TURN TO NEWPORT

Cruising World - - Underway - — Jen Brett

For many sailors, the words Amer­ica’s Cup con­jure up im­ages of the grace­ful J-class yachts that raced for the Cup in the 1930s. If you’ve ever wanted to see th­ese mag­nif­i­cent boats com­pete, head to Newport, Rhode Is­land, for the J Class World Cham­pi­onship, hosted by the New York Yacht Club, Au­gust 21 to 26, 2017. The J-class boats range from 120 to 140 feet, and seven of th­ese gi­ants will be sail­ing in the waters of Rhode Is­land Sound and Nar­ra­gansett Bay. To learn more about the event and the boats, visit the J Class As­so­ci­a­tion’s web­site (jclassy­achts.com).

Hanu­man, Ranger, Topaz and Lion­heart, sail­ing here in the St. Barths Bucket Re­gatta, will be rac­ing in Newport, RI, this Au­gust.

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