Retro 'Americas Cup' Regatta Sponsored by Lewmar
Four J-Class yachts will take to the start line in a forthcoming Falmouth Bay, UK, regatta, sponsored by marine equipment suppliers Lewmar
All four participants have chosen Lewmar equipment to achieve the combination of elegant styling, cutting-edge materials technology and performance demanded by these classic yachts.
Velsheda (JK7) – The only original J-Class on the start line, was designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholson in 1933.Today she is fitted with Lewmar winches as well as Lewmar steering and docking systems.
Ranger (J5), referred to as the 'Super J' following her defence of the America's Cup against Endeavour ll, has Lewmar hardware, hydraulic winches and thrusters, along with a Lewmar anchoring system and Navtec hydraulic cylinders on board.
Rainbow (JH2)- Based on the original winner of the 1934 America’s Cup and developed by Dykstra, she is fitted with Lewmar winches and hardware, together with a Lewmar anchoring system and Navtec hydraulic cylinders.
Lionheart (H1) – Designed by Hoek Design in the Netherlands, she is fitted with a Lewmar thruster docking system.