This beauty, Raimbow the 1934 cup winner, is on the water again.
Well. not properly the original one but a replica that is faithful in what regards the hull shape but not in what regards hull construction: The techniques and materials could not be more different.
Yes that's right, it is an aluminium boat redesigned by Dykstra. Actually the new one is heavier
: 178T compared with the 141T of original one, a William Burgess design with a hull of wood supported by steel frames. But the new one has a bigger mast and carries more sail (930m2 comparing with 700m2) and that means that some of that extra weight is ballast
Who would say that this beauty is an aluminium boat?
Yes, the return of the J class:
Rainbow is joining this two for the summer races:
Just have a look at the interior of Ranger: