2019 J24 National Championships – NOR

The 2019 Nationals will be held at the CYCSA in Adelaide with the 2nd as a set up, measurement and register day, racing is from 3 – 6 January.

Jim Townsend is known for his off water party catering with the delights of SA’s wine and food available at previous BBQs, so the social side of the regatta will be as much fun as the great Adelaide sailing.

Interest in the regatta is starting to snowball and already we have an expected fleet size of around 15 boats with several from Sydney Harbour, a possible 4 from the South Sydney Fleet and a possible 6 entries from Melbourne, plus the local entries.

An updated NOR is online on the regatta page.

Topyacht online entry is now openEnter Here.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS  –   Download J24 2019 Australian National Championships Sailing Instructions – Revision 1-2

For more information go to the regatta page here

‘Me Too Two’ for sale, Bargain Buy for summer


‘Me Too Two’ is for sale, a bargain buy for summer at just $7500 or near offer.

Get your self into a cheap J24 at this rock bottom price. Ok it’s not the top racing J24 in Oz but a sound hull and rig with club sails, plus extras. Start here in the class on your way to class competition or …

Fancy a J24 cruiser down on the lakes – this boat has the second middle lifeline, full pulpit and pushpit, adjustable outboard bracket, removable stainless anchoring bow guide. Includes an excellent condition Honda 4-Stroke outboard, refurbished interior, all deck gear, standing and running rigging in good order.

Nothing to do – just go sailing

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J24 Tool Kit from North Sails

Want to go fast !
Ok its a North Sails promo – but a very useful one so here is the link to this updated kit. You’ll even find our own ‘Mr J24’ Hugo ottaway’s name listed in it.

By the way, at yesterday’s Vic AGM, ‘Mr J24’ was presented with pretty much every Vic trophy for the year – well done Hugo !

Link to the Tool Kit here

The J24 Class is alive and thriving


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Posted by Fraglia Vela Riva on Thursday, 6 September 2018


Following the 2018 world championships, our six representatives came back enthused by the state of the J24 Class world-wide. The regatta entry list of 97, from 14 countries, boasted a pedigree including multiple Olympic, World and National champions from within the class and further afield. The title was won by twice world J24 champion American Will Welles sailing Kaster, who mixed his crew with two other Americans and two Gold medal Italian sailors, second were the top Japanese crew skippered by Imai Nobuyuki in Siesta and third was American Keith Whittemore in Furio.

There were six different countries in the top ten, which proved that the depth of talent within the class reaches far and wide. The Aussies despite not featuring in the places, were by no means outdone, our teams mixed it with the best in every race, only being out classed by big fleet experience.  Final placings were:  Brendan Lee 19, Steve Wright 32, Hugo Ottaway 45, Kirsty Harris 59, David West 61 and Simon Grain 62.

The real winner was the class, the influx of the “next generation ” of young, mixed gender J24 sailors taking advantage of competitive, cheap J24’s that are coming onto the market, was stunning. Three all-female youth crews from Germany, a University crew from Tokyo and many junior sailors from Britain and Italy.

This influx is also being observed at home where the local Victorian fleet has now grown to 21, with more potential. The interest in crews wanting to go to the 2019 Florida USA & 2020 Poole U.K. worlds is encouraging, and the active numbers in the chilly Victorian winter series 12+ fantastic. The Gosford regatta has just concluded with 15 starters, winner Brett Lee from Lake Macquarie, with others from Sydney Harbour and Victoria.

The 2018 /19 season starts next week and the feeling around Australia and the rest of the world is that this may be one of the best seasons J24 Class have seen in years.

Hugo Ottaway.