In heavy air, the mainsheet needs to be eased to avoid heeling too much. The class currently has two builders, one in Italy and one in Argentina, and you can reach them through the. The bow person skirts the genoa on tacks, handles the pole, and hoists the spinnaker and jib. The ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds. Then we’ll block out a section of the line where we want to start. Ideally, your heaviest crew is amidships, but it’s not important for the bow person to be light. When you run out of backstay, shift to vang sheeting, which you can use up to as much wind as you’ll race in. Ideally, the kite goes up and the boat turns and you do a late jibe with the pole. At the helm, once everyone is hiking, I’ll start pulling on backstay.

The biggest thing that slows you down is if the trimmer doesn’t release the genoa sheet soon enough and you “smoke” the back of your sail (against the windward spreader and shroud). Sailing with five has a bit different feel than classes with fewer in the crew. I trim my own main, with a preset traveler and backstay. I sit to leeward and hold all of the purchase parts. 2014 and 2018 J/24 World Champion Will Welles answers your speed and boathandling questions. The J/24 class has changed over the years since it was first launched in the late 1970s.

The mast person sits just behind the mast on the sink or on the floor. At major events you still see a very high caliber of competition; we get 50 to 60 boats at major regattas and 80 at a Worlds. This design also makes for a wonderful daysailer.

To be competitive in the J/24, you must tackle all of these important factors.” Fortunately, as described above, if you buy a boat that’s been competing at a good level, most of these will be in good shape already. In traffic, I might set up with less backstay. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. The trimmer listens to my requests for  “full speed, half speed, stop.” The tactician watches out for “snipers” (boats behind) and reminds me when it’s time to go. Model J24. The trimmer is the first to move in and last to move out of the hole.

When you broach under spinnaker, you can pop the boat back up pretty easily, but if it doesn’t come up right away, blow the spinnaker halyard. The average age of a J/24 owner is late 30s. As the breeze comes up to 7 knots and above, everyone comes on deck unless there are big waves, in which case we might keep a couple crew below.

Stray from that and you’ll probably wipe out. Bring the crew weight behind the mast and to leeward to keep the weather rail up, so that the boat wants to go straight; otherwise the bow goes down, you lose the rudder and wipe out to windward. Embed this page on your own website by copying and pasting this code. Once the wind becomes medium/heavy, the bow warns us about big puffs so we don’t get caught with the bow too low. Detailed sailboat specifications and datasheets since 2015, Standard public price ex. Their job includes handling the guy on a windy spinnaker set, feeding the spinnaker out on a light-air set, and taking down the spinnaker.

She was built since 1977 (and now discontinued) by J/Boats (United States). Out of a tack, start at 18” and then trim as the boat gets up to speed. The boat has a big rudder, but the wide hull shape takes over when you heel. 41.7 m 2 (449 sq ft) J/24 Europameisterschaft race, 2007. The middle of the sheave on the lead block should be even with the chainplate. We also use some non-essential cookies to collect information for making reports and to help us improve the site. As boat speed increases from rest, the wavelength of the bow wave increases, and usually its crest-to-trough dimension (height) increases as well. First thing, make sure your mast is at minimum legal height, and at maximum class J dimension, and the headstay is at maximum length. Get the crew out for an evening, pick your marks, and do time-on-distance exercises. A weapon might cost about twice that. Used boats, of course, are plentiful and the prices are modest. , “Sails, deck layout, keel and rudder shape, and mast tuning all share equal importance. LOA: 24 ft LWL: 20 ft Beam: 8 ft 9 in Min. DISCLAIMER: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Read the Tuning Guide and see how your boat measures up. Add a couple lines from the strap to each of the aft cleats and you’re set to launch. The J/24 is an international One-Design keelboat class built by J/Boats and defined by World Sailing. Wicklow, Ireland Jibe the main on top of a wave or when the boat unloads, with somebody forward helping the main across by grabbing the vang. In the U.S., there are a dozen strong fleets and lots of smaller fleets; for example, there’s a growing fleet in Indiana. J/Sailing Models Current Models Classic J/Models Sailing Calendar, About J/Boats History Year by Year Review, The J/ DifferenceSpritboat RevolutionPHRF Ratings, Customer Service Contact Us Owner Resources Request Information, © Copyright 2020 J/Boats, Inc. PO Box 90 Newport, RI 02840   +1 401-846-8410. Always have a routine and stick to it. The tactician should be ready as a human pole on the new jibe.

And upwind, if you’re not vang sheeting in heavy air, you’re going to wipe out. If you want a fixer-upper, you can get into a boat for well under $10,000. Low maintenance molded V‑berth unit bonded to the hull to form watertight compartment. In medium air, the range is 2 to 6 inches off the spreader.