YANKEE : SPECIFICATIONS AND LINES

Category: YANKEE

Plan de YankeeYankee, the third American J Class, built to take part to the trials for selecting the defender of America's Cup in 1930 was the best all-rounder. Designed by Frank C. Paine, she had an almost straight sheer-line and easy lines. At 84 feet on the waterline and 125 feet length overall, she was solidly made of Tobin bronze at Lawley & Son’s yard and was extremely well balanced. Yankee was a powerful contender for defender, but not fine-tuned enough to succeed.

A subsequent major refit for the 1934 Defender Trials at the yard of George Lawley and Son altered Yankee’s to her rig, to carry more sail, and bow, which was lengthened and made more of a V-shape to optimize her for light to medium weather. After that conversion, Yankee became a very successful contender, nearly beat out Rainbow for 1934 Defender.

Yankee revamped secretly for defense trials in 1937, tested single-headed rig, mast step moved forward, lowered center of ballast, larger mainsail. She will unfortunately be eliminated by a formidable competitor, the Super J Ranger.

YANKEE : DATA TABLE
Designer Frank C. Paine
Builder George Lawley & Son’s yard
Owner Syndicat: John Lawrence, Charles Francis Adams, Chandler Hovey.
Club New York Yacht Club
Cup Editions 14, 15 et 16 - Battu pour la defense de la Coupe en 1930, 34 et 37
Skipper Charles Francis Adams
Afterguard John Lawrence, Frank C. Paine
Launching May 9, 1930
Type Marconi sloop with keel and centreboard (J Class)
Hull material Tobin bronze plating
Mast material Spruce original then (1937) steel ribs
L.O.A. 125 feet 11,5 inches
L.W.L. 83 feet
Beam 22 feet 6 inches
Draft 14 feet 9,25 inches
Mainmast  
Mainboom  
Bowsprit  
Displacement 148 T
Sail area 7,288 sq. ft.
Rating J Class, 76 pieds - Number J US2
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