North Sails President and, as the strategist on the J Class Svea, Ken Read, leads a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to compete in the famed J Class. A panel of renowned experts share their knowledge on everything from completing race-winning manoeuvres, to the history of the class. They include Bouwe Bekking(tactician on Lionheart), […]
Ten days ago the Caribbean island of St Barths hosted the 22nd Bucket regatta with an impressive display of yachting’s elite. Epitomised with the unique view of 6 J-Class yachts and their towering black mainsails powering over the Atlantic swell. Their teams of professional crew venture to tame the beast whilst continuing to push it to the max…… […]
Svea, the lost Tore Holm J-Class design from 1937 has recently been launched at Vitters Shipyard in Holland and is preparing to be shipped down to Palma de Mallorca for some race training. She will then make her high profile debut at the J-Class events running alongside the America’s Cup regatta in Bermuda in June.
Regatta season is well under way in Europe. Below are a few select images. Will keep you posted!