America’s Cup Highlight – J Class Yachts Opened The Show

J Class Association – The seven J Class yachts which are in Bermuda to compete in the America’s Cup J Class Regatta provided the perfect, spectacular curtain raiser to a picture postcard first day of the 35th America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton as they staged an exhibition on the Great Sound, on the same race course.

The compact, two leg course used for the exhibition set by Race Officer Iain Murray, was flanked on both sides by hundreds of spectator boats. The carefully choreographed event saw the yachts set off at thirty second intervals, the ‘youngest’ JS1 Svea, launched early this year and making her race debut here, followed by J8 Topaz, JH1 Lionheart, JK6 Hanuman which was helmed by owner Kristy Hinze Clark,J5 Ranger, JK7 Velsheda and JK3 Shamrock, the only original J to have actually raced at the America’s Cup….read more


photo: © ACEA 2017/Ricardo Pinto


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