International J/24 Class Association




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One-Design Class Type: Keelboat

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 1,400

About International J/24 Class Association

For more than 40 years, the J/24 has attracted sailors the world over. With its combination of exciting performance, tight one-design Rules, and an extensive, well-run Class organization, the J/24 continues to be a proving ground for many of today’s Champion sailors. The J/24 has been selected for nearly every major international Championship, including the PanAm Games, World Sailing Games and Nations Cup. It is the world’s most popular keelboat Class.


Boats Produced: Approx. 5,500

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Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? Approx. 3,000

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:


Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  881 lbs.

Boat Designed in 1978

Beam: 8.9 Ft.

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 1,790 lbs.

Draft: 4 Ft.

Mast Height: 28 Ft.