Modeller’s Workshop MW114 J-Class 1934 Rainbow 1/16 scale laser-cut frame set, total length 96″!

Rainbow was designed by Starling Burgess for a New York Yacht Club syndicate headed by Harold Vanderbilt to compete in the 1934 America’s Cup race. Rainbow beat Sir Thomas Sopwith’s Endeavour 4-2 in that regatta.

Some more specifications:

  • Year Built: 1934
  • Builder: Herreshoff manufacturing Company
  • Designer: Starling Burgess
  • original owner: Harold Vanderbilt Syndicate
  • Yacht Club: New York Yacht Club
  • LOA: 127 feet 9 inches
  • LWL: 82 feet
  • Beam: 21 feet
  • Draught: 15 feet
  • Displacement: 141 tons
  • Sail Area: 7,353 square feet

Unfortunately, the boat was scrapped in 1940.

Our kit number MW114 comes with:

  • the laser-cut elements to build the hull
  • a laser-cut deck with correct openings for winches
  • laser-cut deck houses
  • a T-rail structure to ease alignment

Please note the kit does not include strip wood, ballast, spars, mast, rigging, or electronics.

For a blog entry on the construction of a J-Class model, please click here.

Our hulls are designed to allow you to add ballast where necessary and the depths of the keels are tweaked for better handling. This J-Class sailboat hull is deepened by approximately two inches below the scale depth. This is in concordance with the rules of the official J-Class R/C website which can be found here

Currently, we have plenty of information about the construction of this model. We also have many pictures of models as well as pictures of the real boat. This material will be made available to you if you decide to build this wonderful model.

Thanks for looking!

The Modeller’s Workshop
Montreal, Canada

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