J24 For Sale
The J/24 is an international One-Design keelboat class as defined by the International Sailing Federation. The J/24 was created to fulfill the diverse needs of recreational sailors such as cruising, one design racing, day sailing, and handicap racing.The J/24 is the world's most popular One-Design keelboat as measured by hulls produced.In the summer of 1975 Rodney Johnstone designed and built hull umber 1 in his garage in Stonington, Connecticut. "Ragtime" would serve as the master mould for the subsequent lls. This design allowed him to start the very successful J-Boat company with his brother Bob Johnstone. By 978 the class was popular enough to hold a one-design regatta in Key West with twenty boats on the line.citation needed]The J/24 is no longer considered the most modern sailboat in its class, but it is still a very popular oat among keel boat racers. While some of the world's best J/24 sailors have the latest version J/24, a well-prepared 1977 model, built to the same shape and weight with rigid end-grained balsa core onstruction can still win sailing the class world championship even after 30,000+ miles of trailering. This is one of the many advantages of One-Design sailing that the J/24 is benefitting from.Another reason for its popularity is that it is fairly easy and inexpensive to get hold of a used boat and gear due to the number of boats roduced. There are 136 active fleets in the US alone, which offer a lot of race competition.