J/105 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? 300

About J/105 Class Association

Introduced in 1991 as the first modern day keelboat with bow-sprit and asymmetric spinnaker, the J/105 today is the most successful one-design keelboat class over 30′ in the USA. The Class Rules include an owner-driver rule, tight restrictions on Category 3 professionals and annual sail purchase restrictions to keep racing affordable and as Corinthian as modern one-design can be.


Boats Produced: Approx. 690

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Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? Approx. 500

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:  1,102 lbs.

Boat Designed in 1991

Beam: 11 Ft.

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 7,750 lbs.

Draft: 6.5 Ft.

Mast Height: 42 Ft.