Here are our first selects of photos from the J Class Regatta held in Newport June 15 thru Sunday June 19. The white hulled Ranger won over the dark-blue Velsheda in what was a match race 4 races to one. But the results were not the real story.
The story was that these magnificent anachronisms were there. And there are more on the way. Newport marked the dawn of a new, modern era for the Js, and the excitement is just beginning to build. All photos by David Lott ©2011.
Read all the posts in the J Class Regatta series of articles:
Off to Newport & the J Class Regatta
Cruise to Newport & J Class Regatta Begins with a Run to (a Quiet) Cuttyhunk
Cruise to Newport/J Class Regatta: Sakonnet's Elegant Clubhouse & Warm Welcome
J Class Regatta at Newport Puts Big Power, Precision and Majesty on Display
Everything Is Big on a J Class Yacht: Crews, Sails, Accessories & Maintenance
In Newport for J Class Regatta, World's Most Beautiful Yachts Compete for Attention
Final Day of J Class Newport Regatta Has Moments of Drama & a Velsheda Win