The J5 Ranger in downtown New York

Written by Charl van Rooy

The J5 Ranger in downtown New York

Seen here in New York ahead of this weekend’s America’s Cup World Series is the 41.55 metre J Class sailing yacht Ranger. The Ranger that we see on the water today is a replica of the 1930’s original built for owner/skipper Harold Vanderbilt. Ranger was built by Danish Yachts in Skagen, Denmark in 2003 according to original drawings of her ancestor. In 2005/2006 Dykstra Naval Architects was put in charge of optimising the yacht’s performance, making her one of the fiercest contenders on the J Class circuit today.

Photo by Helen Keyes

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