The J/22 is the choice of one-design fleets and institutional sailing programs
worldwide, because she has proven to be a great value and a favorite among
juniors and adults alike. The hull and deck are unyielding Baltek balsa
cored laminates. All deck gear is first class and located in accordance
latest class preferences.
The It has a comfortable self-bailing cockpit with 7 ft. long seats and
room for 4-6 people in the cabin to escape the rain or cold.
The J22 is also the key to financial success in managing public access sailing
programs like Sail Newport. Such programs around the country can generate
annual charter income on each J/22 nearly equal to its cost. People come
back because they enjoy sailing a boat which is responsive, comfortable
for its size.
It is built for safety with buoyancy tanks and offshore hatches. Her 700
lb. lead keel lowers the center of gravity, creating nearly 1700 foot pounds
of righting moment at 90 degrees of heel.
There are over 1,550 J/22's now sailing in 65 active fleets in eighteen countries
on three continents. Recognized by the ISAF, the International J 22 Class
Association promotes activities and regattas worldwide. There is a very
active class web site and association newsletters. For class racing, sails
to only a main, small jib and spinnaker with total crew weight at 605 lbs.
There is still no better One-Design value available in a 22' keelboat.