Following behind 'Rainbow', there's another ā€˜Jā€™ contract for Freddie Bloemsma and HJB...

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Following behind 'Rainbow', there's another ā€˜Jā€™ contract for Freddie Bloemsma and HJB...

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This one is a recreation of 'Yankee'; her sail number will be JH3.


Dutch yard Holland Jachtbouw signed a contract at the 2010 Monaco Yacht Show for the recreation of the 39m (128ft) Yankee with Simon Dierdorp, the leader of the commissioning 'Yankee Syndicate'. The intention is to have her in-water in time for summer 2012.
The original Yankee was launched in 1930 and was a three-time challenger in the preliminary rounds to defend the America’s Cup. She was designed by the legendary Frank C Paine for John S Lawrence and Chandler Hovey and built at the Lawley yard in Boston, Massachusetts. She was renowned for being fast in a breeze and the beamiest of her contemporaries. She also made global headlines when her navigator Elizabeth Hovey became the first woman to race a J-Class yacht in 1934. Despite her major historical importance, Yankee was broken up in 1941 as part of the war effort.
The new Yankee has been redesigned by Gerry Dijkstra and his Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects studio, following closely the original template of Frank C Paine. In accordance with the latest J-Class Association regulations, she will be built in aluminium with a carbon mast and rigging and 3DL sails. Constructed to Lloyds A1 and MCA, Yankee will be used for both racing and chartering. The build of the hull will begin in October 2010 at Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw in Makkum (NL) for delivery to Holland Jachtbouw in 2011. SY Yankee‘s unique propulsion set-up will include a main engine of 325kW, a 50kW generator and a 32kW auxiliary generator.
The interior design is based on a permanent crew of seven and, for racing purposes, accommodation in pipe cots for another 21 crew members.
After competing in various J-Class Regattas in England in summer 2012, the plan is for Yankee to be available for charter during the 2012 Olympic Games and beyond.

Basic Spec – J-Class Yankee...
LOA: 39m (128ft 3in)
LWL: 27m (88ft 8in)
Max Beam: 6.83m (22ft 5in)
Draught: 4.67m (15ft 4in)
Air Draught: 51.88m (170ft 2in)
Boom Length: 18.65m (61ft 2in)
Displacement: 175 tonnes (385,000lbs)
Carbon Spars: Southern Spars
Sails: North Sails (New Zealand)
Sail Area: 930m² (10,005ft²)
Sail Number: JH3
Rating: J-Class Association Max
Construction: Aluminium
Designer: Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects
Yards: Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw & HJB
Launch: Early 2012

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