Sailing Yacht and Sailboat Models


Classic Sailboat

Classic Yacht Under Sail


1900’s America’s Cup Defender ” Yacht Columbia”

shemrock v race

Shamrock V Racing via marsemfim

J Class Yacht Lionheart

J Class Lionheart Sailboat Onboard

J Class Yacht

J Class Yacht “Lionheart”

J Class Wooden Yacht Model Lionheart

J Class Wooden Yacht Model Replica “Lionheart” 


 1937 America’s Cup J Yacht Ranger Wooden Sailboat Model 

The J-class yacht Ranger won the 1937 America’s Cup, defeating 4-0 the Endeavour II of Britain, raced at Newport, Rhode Island. It would be the last time huge J-class yachts would race in the America’s Cup.

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Vintage Photo Shamrock V off Rhode Island J Yacht,  America’s Cup

Yacht Iverna

1895 Yacht Iverna at Full Sail 

In 1890, Iverna represented a new design of great racing cutter – a handsome yacht with her distinctive fiddle or cutter bow and undercut stern. Commissioned by John Jameson (of the Irish whisky family), designed by Alexander Richardson and built by J G Fay in Southampton, she was 98ft. in length – 118ft. with her bowsprit – with a beam of 18ft. and a sail area of 8157 sq. ft.

J-Class yachts Rainbow and Velsheda under sail

J Class Yachts Rainbow and Vesheda Under Sails source


Shamrock V Yacht via jclassyachts

Shamrock was originally owned by Sir Thomas Lipton, the owner of the English grocery chain ‘LIPTON’, and famous for his import of Lipton Tea from India.

Shamrock V was built in 1930 for Sir Thomas’s fifth and last America’s Cup challenge. Designed by Nicholson, she was the first British yacht to be built to the new J Class Rule and is the only remaining J to have been built in wood. After launch she was continually upgraded with changes to hull shape and rudder. The rig was also modified to create the most effective racing sail plan but she was no match for the faster US design “Enterprise”.

Sir Thomas made all five of his America’s Cup challenges as a member of Royal Ulster Yacht Club, a club that continues to this day to have a strong involvement with The Cup.

Shamrock V was sold in 1933 to Sir Richard Fairey (Fairey Aviation) who again was a keen yachtsman who campaigned it in company of two new steel J’s built during 1933 – 1934, Velsheda and Endeavour. After World War II, Italian owner Mario Crespi installed the elegant bird’s-eye maple interior.

America's Cup Yacht Model Shamrock

America’s Cup Shamrock Wooden Sailboat Model

wooden mast

Sails and Rigging Wooden Mast


  1934 J-Class Yacht Rainbow Model 


J Class Yacht Velsheda Model 

Designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholson in 1933 for Mr W.L. Stephenson, Owner of Woolworth chain of shops, she was built in 1933 at Gosport. She was Nicholson’s second design for a J Class and Stephenson’s second big yacht.

“Velsheda” was named after Stephenson’s three daughters, Velma, Sheila and Daphne. She raced with the greatest names in classic yachting including “Britannia”, “Endeavour” and “Shamrock” between 1933 and 1936.

In her second season she won more than 40 races and achieved an outstanding record of success at Regatta’s from Southend to Dartmouth. Other venues included Torbay, Swanage and of course the Solent, all under the control of the very famous Captain Mountfield.

The permanent racing crew at that time was probably around 16 men and this would have been augmented to around 30 for racing. When not required for sail changes, spare crew were moved to below decks.

Queen Elizabeth with Sailboat Model

1966 Queen Elizabeth with birthday gift for Prince Andrew age 6. Sailboat was a gift via flickriver


J Class Yacht Velsheda via source

Happy Holidays Sailing

-enterprise-decorative-sailboat-model-35Enterprise Decorative Sailboat Model

Schooner Atlantic

Schooner Atlantic source

tall ship on the deck

On the Deck at the Helm photo by Terry Hilbert

Schooner Atlantic Ship Model

Atlantic Schooner Ship Model 

Commissioned by New York Yacht Club member Wilson Marshall, the Atlantic was launched in 1903. William Gardner, one of America’s foremost designers of large yachts, designed her. From the moment Atlantic went to sea, it was clear that she was an exceptionally fast and beautiful schooner. When a yacht in 1903 hits twenty knots during her sea trials, she is a promising yacht, but even then nobody could imagine two years later this yacht would set a record that would stand unmatched for almost a century.

Schooner Atlantic Under Sails

 Sailing Yacht Atlantic – Photo credit to Kees Stuip

Yacht Rainbow

1934 America’s Cup Race Yacht Rainbow source

ENDEAVOUR yacht sailing

J Class Yacht Endeavour via jclassyachts

Endeavour was commissioned by Sir T.O.M. Sopwith to challenge for the America’s Cup in 1934. Having prepared his campaign in Shamrock V, Sopwith was keen to ensure that this yacht was the most advanced design possible. With his experience designing aircraft Sopwith applied aviation technology to Endeavour’s rig and winches and spared nothing to make her the finest vessel of her day. From launching in 1934 she continued her preparation by competing against Shamrock V (then owned by Sir Richard Fairey) and the newly launched Velsheda (owned by W.L Stephenson).

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The Yacht Magic 


America’s Cup Rainbow Yacht Model 

Yacht RAINBOW under Sails

Yacht Rainbow via yachtworld


Olympic Class Racer Dragon  Model Ship 

Vanderbilt at helm of RAINBOW, New York Yacht Club Cruise,1934

 Vanderbilt at helm of RAINBOW, New York Yacht Club Cruise,1934 source mysticseaport

classic sailboats racing

Concours Racing 

Schhoner Bluenose

Bluenose Schooner source


Bluenose Schooner Model Ship 

pumula yacht

Classic Yacht on the Deck

classic sailboat

Classic Sailing Yacht

Classic Yacht J Class Endeavour,

Classic Yacht J Class  Endeavour photo Yoshi Yabe


 America’s Cup Sailboat Endeavour Fully Assembled Model Ship 


Sailing Schooner Under Sails

Sailing Schooner Under Sail source

sailboat love the rigging

Sailboat Love this Rigging source

Tall Ship Sailing (2)

schooner heritage

Windjammer Schooner Heritage of Main  schoonerheritage

the coast of Maine has been the foundation of the schooner’s design

Luxury Sailing Yacht SY Huckleberry

 Luxury Sailing Yacht SY Huckleberry source

Classic Sailing Yachts

Classic Sailing Yacht source

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