Synopses & Reviews
Only ten magnificent J-Class yachts were ever built and subsequently raced for the America's Cup and other trophies in American and British waters between 1930 and 1937. There have been many yachts that have been larger, and still others that have been faster, but no one sailing class has ever gripped the imagination of the public at large as much as the Js did. They were unique for their combination of size and speed, and they completely dominated the yachting scene on both sides of the Atlantic before their fantastic cost and the approach of the Second World War banished them forever.
Extensively illustrated, this find tribute evokes an eventful decade in nautical history; the third edition recounts restoration efforts and reports on the current revival of interest in these peerless crafts.