Craig Davis

Boating: Ranger Reborn

During their prime in the 1930s, J-boats, vessels measuring from 75 to 87 feet on the waterline, dominated international racing, and among this elite fleet, Ranger was the swiftest. Harold Vanderbilt’s boat, launched in 1937, successfully defended the America’s Cup that year and went on to win 35 of 37 races in its career—averaging speeds […]