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J Class yachts

The Americas Cup in years gone by spawned some incredible yachts. One of those were the J boats. These were the largest ever of the Americas Cup challenges. With a length on deck of 120-130 feet they were large and fast! Here are some photos of the J Class yachts Ranger and Velsheda.

 (Gary Felton)

More impressive is the height of the masts, a full 16 stories tall!

2 J boats, Ranger and Valshida battle off Antigua. Yachting at it's finest. (Gary Felton)

To handle all this hugeness required a crew of around 30.

 (Gary Felton)

These photographs were taken at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in May.

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