J Class Racing at the St. Barths Bucket Video
Onne van der Wal was quoted on Scuttlebutt today for his new video he just released of the J Class Racing at the St. Barth’s Bucket.
“I was asked by the J Class association to film the five J Class sloops racing during the St.Barths Bucket this past winter. This was a historic event for the class as they had not had so many J’s race together in decades.”
What is the St. Barth’s Bucket you ask?
The St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta was held this year March 28-31st. This classic race had been put on hold for thirty years until the race this year. Five J Class boats racing against each other with world re-known sailors, many of whom just returned from the Volvo Ocean race.
What is a J Class Boat?
J Class yachts have been racing since 1851: 100 GUINEA CUP RACE (America’s Cup). They have been the sleekest and famous racing boats ever since. Onne van der Wal said, “A J class yacht is roughly 140 ft long, has a mast height of about 170ft and takes a crew of 30 to push these 150 ton yachts around the track. It was quite a sight to see these boats racing together off St.Barths.”
Here’s the video so you can see how they looked in action at St. Barth’s.
For More Information about the St Barth’s Bucket Regatta Click Here.