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The ultimate J Class yachtspotter’s guide

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Shamrock V

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Can you tell your Js apart? Can you identify which J Class yacht is which by its sail number? And do you know whether it’s one of the originals or a more recently built replica? In this essential guide we take a closer look at all nine J Class yachts on the water today.

With more than 80 years under her keel, Shamrock V is one of the most historic sailing yachts still afloat today having been built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1929. Her current owner bought Shamrock V in March 2016 and in the process inherited a legacy. This 36.58 metre is the original J Class yacht and the only one with a wooden hull to have survived to the present day. Her original owner Sir Thomas Lipton is remembered as the lovable loser of the America’s Cup, having unsuccessfully challenged on five separate occasions, taking each defeat with characteristic good grace.

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