“Yacht Ranger At The St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta” a 26×40 canvas (unframed) and all of our original oil paintings are created in my studio on Cape Cod. Cape Cod is famous for its particularly radiant light and magnificent landscapes, seascapes and quaint harbors. Home to thousands of artists, Cape Cod has earned its reputation as a location for artists and collectors of fine art from around the world. From the tip of Cape Cod in Provincetown to the bridges, creating and collecting art is a way of life. We have a large selection of classic sailing paintings available in our gallery which is open from May until October and online year-round.
Yacht Ranger At The St. Barths Bucket Regatta
Reference photography for this painting was graciously allowed by Captain Brad Baker. Captain Baker of MY RENA is not only a renowned world traveler and yacht Captain, he is also a highly regarded Marine Photographer and has shot most of the world’s top yachting events He will be onboard MY RENA for The America’s Cup in May and June 2017, when Bermuda plays host to international sailing’s pinnacle event.
From www.sy-ranger, a bit of history of this yacht.
The new ranger was born from the Owner’s enthusiasm for these great yachts. There are new yachts, and older, but none so sleek, fast and with beautiful lines and handling.
Having watched the J Yachts Endeavour and Velsheda racing in Antigua Classic Regatta, the owner gained the opportunity to charter Endeavour the following year. This led to stunningly close racing between Endeavour and Velsheda , similar to what it must have been like back in the 1930’s.
Following the sale of Endeavour from Elizabeth Meyer to Dennis Kozlowski, and with increasing interest in the Class, there was the real possibility to re-create a J Fleet. The Owner joined J Class Owners, Captains and Project Managers in a meeting where the J Class Association was born. With a new set of Class Rules allowing for the Replica Rebuild of each of the great J Class yachts lost to history, the Owner declared his interest to build a replica of Ranger, to the original lines plans.