Yacht Blog – Superyacht and J-Class Reunion in Bermuda
Summer 2017 is thriving with Superyachts around the world. From Bermuda to Palma, crews prepare themselves to race in the most emblematic Superyacht regattas.
Launched in 1851, the America’s Cup is the oldest sport trophy – taking place in Bermuda this year for its 35th edition. Having started on May 27th, the 35th America’s Cup regatta began with an intense and traditional challenger between AC45F catamarans.
Bermuda’s Island welcomes a large fleet of J-Class and Superyacht. The America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta took place between the 13th and 15th of June racing 20 Superyachts divided into 4 classes – in particular Class J, composed of 6 J-Class Yachts. The following week, the America’s Cup J-Class Regatta saw 7 of these 10 world’s famous Superyachts sail together on Bermuda’s water.
Photography by Claire Matches – www.clairematches.com
The America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta 2017
The America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta has been a thrilling competition. The 3 day regatta kept the audience on tenterhooks: for each class and each day, a new superyacht competitor stole the first place prize; but finally the results were revealed, albeit with a lot of surprises!
For Class A, the overall winner was Nautor’s Swan Highland Fling 15, who bravely fought against Visione and Leopard 3 – winning 2 days in a row.
For Class B, Royal Huisman’s Action raced between 3rd and 2nd place to begin with, however, finished first on the last racing day – making her the winner overall. A merited victory against Rebecca and Sojana, who ended both 2nd for Saint Barths Bucket Regatta, respectively for B and C class.
For Class C, it was Stephen’s Waring designed Bequia who succeed in first place; a well-deserved victory, knowing that she was competing against famous Meteor, managing to stay 2nd for the last 2 two days.
The overall winner of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta and the J-Class is Lionheart, a Hoek Designed yacht built by Claasen Shipyard, who represents by herself the elegance and speed of the J-Class Superyachts.
Photo Credit: David Blaikie: Flickr
The America’s Cup J-Class Regatta
The America’s Cup J-Class Regatta will surely enter in the annals of J-Class regattas. Being in Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup was an impressive occasion as 8 prestigious yachts sailed together. The most famous of the fleet is Shamrock V, who originally sailed at the America’s Cup in 1930.
The overall winner for America’s Cup J-Class Regatta is Lionheart. After 5 breath-taking races, fighting against Velsheda and Hanuman, the winner of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta reached the first place for the second time in two weeks.
Photo Credit: Chris Parfitt: Flickr
Congratulations to Lionheart and Claasen Shipyard for the double victory in the eminent America’s Cup. VHR are looking forward for the results of Atalante and Atalante 1 at the Superyacht Cup in Palma. Read more about Atalante and Atalante 1 on our Yacht Blog.
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