The new J Class book titled ‘Ranger to Rainbow’ has been recently launched. It represents a detailed account of the development of the J Class yachts, primarily from 1996 when author, David Pitman, first became involved with the rebuild of sailing yacht Velsheda.
Pitman was Secretary of the class for more than 12 years and primarily responsible for the rebirth of the Class, from the launch of the new charter yacht RANGER in 2002, then superyacht HANUMAN, luxury yacht LIONHEART and finally RAINBOW yacht in 2012. It is packed with many technical and sailing images of these iconic yachts.
Other J Yachts, including sailing yacht SVEA are now under construction or in design stage. The book details an account of the build process, the technical development of the yachts, the crewing and the Class Association.
This book continues the detailed story of the J Yachts covered by the book Enterprise to Endeavour, written by Ian Dear.