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J CLASS CUP DEFENDER RAINBOW 1934

Newly Re-Introduced and Even Better!

MODEL DIMENSIONS: 32" L x 45" H x 5 1/4" W   WEIGHT 2 1/2 lb
PRICE $319.95
SHIPPING TO 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES: $25.00
 
Copyright 2015 -  2003 by Land and Sea Collection™, All Rights Reserved

 

Presented is RAINBOW, one of our 32" J CLASS MODELS, which include Endeavour and Shamrock. Each is built to the same high standards of all of our other models. They are made from scratch by skilled craftsmen. Plank on frame is true to the originals wood over steel frames composite construction.The model is faithful to the original in all details. At each step along the way, all operations are painstakingly done by hand including a finely finished hull in paint and varnish. It's high detailing and intricate construction have set a new standard for a quality reproduction at a very reasonable price. She will make a treasured addition to any collection or décor. All our J Boats are truly works-of-art.

COMPARE FEATURES: 

  • Park Avenue boom 
  • Hand laid teak decks                                                      
  • Detailed running and standing rigging
  • Varnished bottom emphasizes planking
  • Perfectly fitted sails with racing number
  • Twin Spinnaker poles
  • Detailed brass deck fittings and toe rails
  • Name plate
  • High quality
  • Low cost


 

Please don't confuse these models with others you see on the internet. All MODELS are NOT CREATED EQUAL. There is no comparison to our replicas at near this price. Before you buy, make sure to look at all the photographs carefully. Ours will show a model of unparalleled quality and faithfulness to the original builder's plans. Give-aways are the rake of the masts, the proportions of the hull, and the cut of the bow, how the sails are made and fit. If you're in doubt, email us!

The new laser-cut deck houses and gear are pictured below.



HISTORY OF J CLASS:
J Class yachts were always on a grand scale, huge spreads of canvas on hulls of 120 feet or more, large crew numbers of up to 35, and most of all multi-millionaires able to afford them. It is this class of boat that epitomizes the peak of yachting competitiveness - racing for The America's Cup.

The class came into being with the creation of the Universal Rule in 1920 for building classes that would be similar in length, sail area and hull shape to produce seaworthy boats that could race without complicated handicapping. Waterline length was to be between 76 and 87 feet with controlled scantlings and sail area to suit the rule. Only 10 boats were purpose built to the rule, 6 in the USA and 4 in the UK. They were:-

USA: Enterprise, Whirlwind, Weetamoe, Yankee, Rainbow, Ranger
UK: Shamrock V, Velsheda, Endeavour, Endeavour II
Others converted to the J Rule were: Vanitie, Resolute, White Heather, Britannia, Astra, Candida

The launching of the class coincided with the 1929 Wall Street crash and following Depression, which initially, did not effect the millionaire owners such as Sir Thomas Lipton, Tom. Sopwith or Harold Vanderbilt, but the change in the economic climate and World War II would spell the end of these mighty racing machines

The first match for The America's Cup in J Class was between Enterprise and Shamrock V (Lipton) in 1930. Enterprise was technically superior to Shamrock, the hull was developed through scale models and tank testing and sail design developed in a wind tunnel by the designer Starling Burgess who had an aviation background and training in aerodynamics. The adjustable "Park Avenue " boom was first seen on this boat - the draught of the sail could be controlled by slides across the wide base of the boom.

The next match in 1934 was between Endeavour and the defender, Rainbow. Rainbow was a light weather boat and Endeavour came close to lifting the Cup, a vital tactical error by Sopwith lost them a "certain" 3rd race. (He did not cover the boat behind !) The 1937 challenge was with Endeavour II against the Olin Stevens designed Ranger which again proved superior in all departments. This was the last match of the J Class for the "auld Mug". Ranger was broken up for the War effort but Shamrock, Endeavour and Velsheda survived the war on mud births and all have been refurbished at great cost and today sail in major regattas around the world. Both Endeavour and Velsheda were at Auckland during the America's Cup series. (Courtesy of the J Class Model Racing Association)

The following dimensions are approximate because each model is made by hand, and may be the work of one or more people. Accordingly there will be slight variations in size, color, and weight which in no way will effect their quality or value. 
 
Approximate Specifications:
 
Length:     32 in
Beam:      5 1/4  in
Height:     45 in
Weight of model:  2 1/2 lbs exclusive of special packaging.
 
HULL COLOR: White
 
MINOR ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: To save cost, this model is shipped with its mast down. All rigging is pre-attached and sails are separate. For most people, it is a simple affair to step the mast and tighten all the stays and shrouds since they are pre-measured and hook in place. If you have a problem, email or call us for guidance.   
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