New Rainbow Building: Press Release
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New Rainbow Project:
J-Class Rainbow update, building has started
The J-Class Rainbow, designed by Dykstra & Partners for a repeat client, has started building at Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw. When the hull will be ready, Rainbow will be transported to be finished at Holland Jachtbouw (HJB). The re-build of this originally William Starling Burgess designed yacht will be under supervision of Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects, who also have been responsible for the re-builds and refits of the J-Class yachts: Shamrock V, Endeavour, Velsheda, Ranger and the soon to be sailing new J-Class Hanuman (Endeavour II project). Rainbow will be built and fitted out to race with the existing and new Jís according to the JCA (J Class Association) rules.
Dykstra & Partners and the J-Class:
To keep the J-Class fleet and races alive and to encourage new build yachts to enter the field, new JCA maximum performance rules have been developed, including allowing aluminum as building material. The new rule is a VPP (Velocity Prediction Program) based rating system which puts limits to the performance. This new rule has been developed by the Dykstra & Partners office and the Wolfson Unit in Southampton. The aim of the JCA, the Dykstra team and the rule is to bring fair & close racing to the fleet and to give all designs a chance of winning (on a handicap based system). Over the years the Dykstra team gained an enormous amount of hands-on information by racing on all the Jís in the current fleet.
Dykstra & Partners have gained over 20 years of J-Class experience and where responsible for the rebuilds of the J-Class yachts: Shamrock V, Velsheda, Endeavour, refit of Ranger and the new build Hanuman (Endeavour II project). Rainbow will be the 2nd new J-Class in order for the Dykstra team. More new J-Class projects in design for clients and refits under supervision of Dykstra & Partners for current J-Class yachts are planned to take place in the coming year.
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About Dykstra & Partners
Famous for award winning yachts like Athena, Adix, Adela, Windrose, Borkumriff IV, Endeavour, Velsheda, Shamrock V, and Maltese Falcon. For design and re-design, from Naval Architecture to Marine Engineering of classic and modern performance yachts.
Dykstra & Partners Naval
Architects was originally founded as Ocean Sailing
Development Holland BV in 1969 by Gerard Dijkstra. For the
first ten years the office was mainly involved with ocean
racing. However, the specialization soon included yacht
design and the building supervision of ocean going sailing
boats and fast shorthanded racers, using the experience of
Gerard Dijkstra as skilled sailor. Much attention is been
given to research and development. New designs are tested in
towing tanks and wind tunnels, strength of hull and rig is
studied with finite element analyzes. Everybody onboard the
Dykstra & Partners team is a passionate sailor with
experience on different types of yachts
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