J Class Regatta, Falmouth 2015 / by Alex Walker Walker

I've been a little busy recently to update the blog.  However i have been away shooting some exciting stuff, some of which I can now share with you! 

For the last week, i've been shooting the J Class Regatta in Falmouth, Cornwall.   A bit of background on J Class:   "A J-Class Yacht is a single masted racing sailboat around 40Meters in length built to the specifications of Nathanael Herreshoff's Universal Rule,  The J-Class are considered the peak racers of the era when the universal rule determined the eligibility in the americas cup. 

Today, J-Class yachts are few and far between, with there only being 7 yachts of the type in the world, however there are more new builds under construction with the original spec.  

Below are images of Lionheart (J H1) - "The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America’s Cup. Lionheart was build to the lines originally drawn by Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens for Harold Vanderbilt’s ‘Ranger’ syndicate." http://www.sailing-yacht-lionheart.nl