As a member of the International J/24 Class
Association, you will join over 3600 other members who have discovered
the exhilarating rewards of J/24 sailing. Our sheer numbers alone
make any J/24 event a good time, but throw in some of the hottest
competition in the world, and you've got World-Class Fun!
Why is the International
J/24 Class so successful?
With over 50,000 people sailing J/24's in over 105 active fleets
in 30 nations, you won't have to go far to find a home fleet.
But why has the boat been such a success? Apart from being a real
joy to sail, it is the diligent establishment of one-design rules
and strict international control which provide some of the closest
racing found in any class. Rules limit sails to main, genoa, jib,
and spinnaker; limit crew weight; and all-up sailing weight. Class
measurers are thoroughly trained and ready to help with measurement
sessions anywhere in the country. And any J/24, regardless of
age, can be made competitive--ensuring strong resale value.
The J/24 class attracts
some of the most talented sailors in the world.
J/24 sailors often dominate Grand Prix events, the America's Cup,
and the Olympics. Because of this concentration of talent, you
get the chance to sail with and learn from the best. The J/24
also attracts the weekend club sailor because the boat is fun
and responsive in any condition, and can be easily handled by
one or two people. Rugged construction, 4-berth interior, outboard
power, and easy trailerability provide the confidence and comfort
to stretch your sailing horizons where no other small boat can
"Over 5100 J/24s have been built around
the world. It is probably the most successful small one-design
keelboat class in the history of sailing. It was the right boat
at the right time, because it allowed sailors to own a boat that
transcended all the image limits normally imposed by a class.
If you sail a J/24, you could be an ocean racer, and international
rock star, a club racer, or a daysailor. What mattered most was
that you had become part of a big family of sailors, and that
was fun." - Sail magazine, January 1995, "Five Boats
That Made a Difference" (Used with permission of Sail magazine, 1995)
The International J/24
Class Association is second to none...
Producing the widely acclaimed International J/24 magazine: avidly
read for its reams of tuning information, boat handling tips,
go-fast ideas, race reports, and cruising stories. At one time,
the J/24 was the only offshore one design boat approved by the
ISAF. Racing has never been as close or more fun--witness the
continuously large turnouts at virtually any J/24 regatta. Continental
Championships often average between 50 and 100 boats. And it's
not jus the big ones that get this turnout; district and local
events get impressive turnouts, too.
Go ahead, give us a call!
If you're ready to make a real progress as a sailor and have fun,
get into the class that will teach you more about racing faster
and smarter than any other small keelboat in the world. Contact
the U.S. J/24 Class Association Office at:
United States J/24 Class Association
5247 Burnet Rd. #15
Austin, TX 78756 Phone: 512-266-0033
Regattas that feature the J/24:
- North American Championshp
- Midwinter Championship
- J/24 World Championship
- South American Championship
- European Championship
- Pan American Games
- Asia Pacific Championship
- United States Sailing Association Men's Championship
- Mallory Trophy
- United States Sailing Association Match Race
Championship - Prince of Wales Trophy
LOA - 24 feet
LWL - 20 feet, 5 inches
Beam - 8 feet, 11 inches
Draft - 4 feet
Displacement - 3100 lbs.
Ballast - 950 lbs.
Sail Area (Main & Jib) - 263 sq. ft.
Berths - 4