22 June 2017
Lionheart wins all three America's Cup J-Class events
The J-Class Lionheart recorded the biggest victories in her four-year racing career by winning both J-Class race events and the Superyacht Cup, held this week in Bermuda as part of the America's Cup celebrations. “Lionheart sailed extremely consistently to gain her victories recording several 1sts,” said her designer Andre Hoek. “Overall it was a remarkably strong performance.”
The other Hoek-designed Js, Topaz and the brand new Svea also performed very well with Svea winning the first race she’d ever taken part in.
Unfortunately, she was forced to retire with gear failure later in the regatta.
Topaz’s performance improved steadily during the regattas and demonstrated excellent downwind speeds. Ruurt Meulemans, Hoek Design’s joint managing director, who was racing aboard Lionheart, said: “All in all these were great events for the Hoek-designed Js, particularly for Lionheart and her triple victory. She won the J Class racing during the Superyacht Cup and the overall Superyacht Cup and was victorious in the America's Cup J Class Regatta.”
Hoek Design congratulates the owners and crews who made it all happen and looks forward to the J-Class Worlds in Newport which will be held from August 19 to 26!
Majestic J Class racing in the Maxi Rolex Cup.
13 September 2022
A great compliment to the new Swedish owners and their team for their win of the J Class Svea in the Maxi Rolex Cup
J-class SVEA and Topaz winners at SYC Palma 2022
5 July 2022
The J Class races during the Palma Superyacht Cup were a great succes for the two J’s that were designed by our office, Svea and Topaz.
Hoek designs in the mix at St Barths
25 March 2022
Four Hoek Designs among a total of 30 participants were sailing last week in windy conditions.
Sultana and Mazu at Spetses Regatta
2 July 2019
Two Hoek Designed Yachts were competing in the Spetses Classic Regatta 2019 in Greece last weekend
Topaz and Kealoha at the Superyacht Cup Palma
24 June 2019
Les Voiles de St Tropez was a success again this year
10 October 2018
The final event of the Mediterranean season, Les Voiles de St Tropez was a success again this year, showing Hoek-designed yachts to their full advantage.
Spectacular J-class racing at the Rolex Super Maxi Class
10 September 2018
Athos and Svea at the Superyacht Cup Palma
25 June 2018
The Superyacht Cup in Palma last weekend displayed excellent conditions for racing, with sun, 15 knots of average breeze and calm seas.
A trio of Wally Nanos race in the Palma Vela
10 May 2018
SVEA storms in for a win ...
19 March 2018
Yachts created from the drawing boards of Hoek Design Naval Architects have once again been turning heads in St. Barths.
Lionheart J-Class World Champion
31 August 2017
Lionheart was the convincing winner of the J-Class World Championships last week
Lionheart wins the triple!
22 June 2017
Lionheart wins all 3 America's Cup J-Class events
The J-Class Lionheart recorded the biggest victories in her four-year racing career
J's at the Superyacht Cup in Bermuda
16 June 2017
6 J Class Yachts were racing in Bermuda this week, Svea, Lionheart, Topaz, Velsheda, Ranger and Hanuman.
TC 90-3 Acadia racing debut in Antigua
8 February 2017
The latest Truly Classic 90-3 ‘Acadia’ had her first racing debut in Antigua last week during the Antigua Superyacht Challenge
Lionheart winner of the J-class regatta in Falmouth
30 June 2015
Last week Lionheart proved to be back on the winning track.
Marie winner of SYC Palma 2015
22 June 2015
The mighty 180ft ketch 'Marie' wins the triple in Palma Mallorca this weekend during the Superyacht Cup!
The annual Bucket regatta this year was a great success for Hoek Designed Yachts.
The Hoek Design 180 ft Ketch “Marie” built by Vitters has just won the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta
Lionheart Crowned King of the J's
1 July 2014
Hoek Design are celebrating yet another extraordinary win, after the J-Class Lionheart won the fourth and final race at the Palma Superyacht Cup last weekend
Hoek Design extends Winning Streak!
10 June 2014
Following yet another straight win victory for a Hoek Design yacht, the Claasen built F-Class Firefly has taken home the Boat International Silver Jubilee Cup at the 2014 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.