S/Y Ranger J - Class Exterior: Sparkman & Stephens Builder: Danish Yachts The J-Class rules have been continually evolving, and whereas RANGER was built, per their rules at the time, to be sailed manually (i.e., five sets of coffee grinders requiring ten (10) people to man them), the grinders have now been removed and the winches are now run electrically for J-Class racing. The biggest change in the fluid J-Class rules is that subsequent to building RANGER in steel, the J-Class now allows aluminium hulls! The result is considerably lighter boats that can never have the same interior volume with MUCH deeper frames and stringers.

S/Y Ranger
J - Class
Exterior: Sparkman & Stephens
Builder: Danish Yachts

The J-Class rules have been continually evolving, and whereas RANGER was built, per their rules at the time, to be sailed manually (i.e., five sets of coffee grinders requiring ten (10) people to man them), the grinders have now been removed and the winches are now run electrically for J-Class racing. The biggest change in the fluid J-Class rules is that subsequent to building RANGER in steel, the J-Class now allows aluminium hulls! The result is considerably lighter boats that can never have the same interior volume with MUCH deeper frames and stringers.

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