Ranger to Rainbow, the J Clas Yachts

The world famous J Class yachts are now heading from competing in Falmouth to Cowes, where they will compete in the RYS Bicentenary Regatta, from the 25th to 31st July. They will be berthed at Ocean Village, Southampton, and racing will be from the RYS Line with much excitement and anticipation.

The comprehensive book “Ranger to Rainbow” covers the rebirth of the Class from late 1990s to the last UK based regattas in 2012 is now available from your local Waterstones! 

This new book is a detailed account of the development of the J Class yachts, primarily from 1996 when author, David Pitman, first became involved with the rebuild of Velsheda. 

He was Secretary of the class for more than 12 years overseeing the rebirth of these great yachts, from the launch of a new Ranger in 2002, then Hanuman, Lionheart and finally Rainbow in 2012. 

Meanwhile, Shamrock V, Velsheda and Endeavour all underwent major rebuilds. It is packed with many technical and sailing images of these iconic yachts. 

Other J Yachts, including SVEA are now under construction or in design stage. The book details an account of the build process, the technical development of the yachts, the crewing and the Class Association. 


132 pages 


packed with colour images 

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