Lionheart has won the America’s Cup J Class Regatta hot on the heels of her triumphant performance in the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta where she was awarded Boat International America's Cup Superyacht Regatta Trophy.
A record fleet of seven J Class yachts all competed for the prestigious title, with Hanuman and Ranger at the top of the leaderboard going into the final day, with seven points each, and Lionheart just behind with eight.
A penalty for a rules infringement as she approached the last buoy saw Hanuman’s hopes for the title dashed. Meanwhle the crew of Lionheart had a flat start but remained focused, overhauling the leader, Topaz.
Velsheda won the second of the two races of the day, but Lionheart was named the winner of the regatta with an overall lead of three points.
Last week Lionheart also won the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta, competing among a fleet of 20 superyachts racing across several classes. A strong perfomance saw her crowned winner of the J Classes as well as winner overall.
Congratulations to all onboard Lionheart who have worked tirelessly in the lead up to the regatta. It’s the latest in a string of titles for the much-loved beauty, including the Menorca Maxi J Class, Palma's Superyacht Cup and the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup for the J Class.
From here, the 40.3 metre yacht delivered by Claasen shipyard in 2010, will head to the J Class World Championships in Newport with the hope of adding to her list of wins.