International J/24 Class Association

Acquisition of J/Boats files

November 16, 2012

From the introduction of the J/24 in 1977 until about 2009, Tillotson-Pearson or its successor company Pearson Composites built the vast majority of J/Boats. They have files and records on every boat built. Since Pearson Composites and J/Boats ended their relationship, these files have been inaccessible. Recently, WLS with the knowledge and cooperation of J/Boats, [...]

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The World’s Most Popular One-Design Keelboat!

November 2, 2012

Whether your sailing style is weeknight beer-can racing or competing on the world stage, one thing is true –the J/24 is undeniably the most popular racing keelboat around the world.    The Legendary J/24 has become the competitive launch pad for the careers of numerous America’s Cup professionals. This year’s 2012 J/24 World Championship featured 96 [...]

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Keel Bolt Maintenance Bulletin

June 9, 2011

There aren’t many maintenance areas that are more important, or more often overlooked than keel bolts. This is true for every boat, but particularly so for J/22s, J/24s and J/80s, all of which routinely hoist the boats in and out of the water using the bolts. Failure of any keel bolt is bad, but most [...]

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