J Class yachts racing at Falmouth – photos by Marcus Lewis



Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis wrote to say that he just had to send in these stunning photos of J Class yachts racing at Falmouth – and I’m very grateful he did.

They have a great feel of photos taken in the early part of the last century – it’s partly the J Class boats themselves, but it’s also something about the colour range.

Marcus took them on Thursday last week. He said Valsheda, Ranger, Rainbow and Lionheart were all charging along in a F3-4, and did three laps of a windward-leeward course with a charging reach to finish off Pendennis Castle.

Many thanks Marcus! There’s more information about the Falmouth regatta here.

Marcus runs a boat building and repair and restoration boat yard working on some lovely traditional craft, many of them local types, at Fowey in Cornwall. See his website here and click here for earlier posts at intheboatshed.net.

2 thoughts on “J Class yachts racing at Falmouth – photos by Marcus Lewis”

  1. I watched them from a yacht on the Friday, although they cancelled the race due to wind speeds above 30knots, but two had their own match. Watched the final race on Saturday from the shore – fascinating even at that distance.
    Also had the opportunity to wander around the marina where all the superyachts were gathering for the Pendennis Cup. For those of us who enjoy lurking in boatyards and around classic yachts, it was stimulating, possibly orgasmic.

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