J24 Supporters and Advertisers

This new page on our site will feature Class Supporters and Advertisers, we will be adding more to this page so have a look here if you need something or help with things for your J. To learn more about each sponsor or go to their website, use the link in the navigation bar above.

Currently we have a number of companies sponsoring our Legends Regatta and these companies will be featured here.

Advertisers can either pay a small fee or make an offer that helps the class to get a page on our website.  If you want to be listed here please contact Simon Grain.  grain@smarketing.com.au

Sail Renumbering night for NSW boats

Since last November, it is now a requirement that J24s in Australia comply with IJCA rulings regarding requiring IJCA Measurement certificates and international sail numbering as per your hull number.

In order for NSW J24 yachts to comply, the NSW J24 Association is holding a renumbering night in the Sand Bar at Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Friday 24 September 2010 commencing at 5.30pm. The NSW association will supply new numbers for each J24 owner for a set of sails. A free BBQ will also be provided on the night. 

Bookings essential via  Sail Renumbering Booking Form

"Bob Ross wrote in Feb 79"

I was cleaning out a bookcase the other day and came across two articles by Bob Ross from 1979 and 82 in copies of Australian Sailing. It is interesting to read how some things stay the same and others have changed considerably. This was all before my time in Js so rather than try to dissect it for you, I think it is better for you to read and take away some of the valuable information contained in these articles.

So here, on the eve of the inaugural Legends regatta with many from that era including Rob Mundle, who will MC the upcoming Legends Dinner evening in Gosford this October and features in this story, is the first one. Enjoy.

To read, click on the Boat Talk link above or click here

Check your rudder gudgeons

A typical J24 gudgeon break - check yours

Spring isn’t that far away and the summer season will be hot on it’s heels. If you haven’t had a close look at your boat during winter, then now is the time to check it over. In particular your rudder gudgeons, these little fittings out the back end are often overlooked, being outside the normal sphere of vision. They should be checked for cracking, especially the bottom one around the forward hole as a broken gudgeon could really ruin your day. I believe that Ronstan don’t make or carry these fittings any more and if you need new ones then suitable fittings are available from Schaefer in the USA through Sparloft in NZ. John from Sparloft tells me that these fittings also need  some strengthening, he also offers a custom made unit that will fit the existing Ronstan fitting hole positioning. Cost for either unit (Schaefer without any extra strengthening) is approx $200NZ for one fitting or $380NZ for a pair – plus postage.

So now is the time to check as you won’t get these overnight. Happy sailing.

2010 World Championships in Sweden

The 2010 World Championships in Malmo, Sweden are about to start. Australian has two crews representing us, both from Sandringham YC in Melbourne. They are Hugo Ottaway (Vice Versa) and Robyn Coombs (Hyperactive – skippered by Kirsty Harris).

You can follow their progress and the whole regatta by using this link   www.j24worlds2010.com