Whether your style is weeknight beer-can racing or competing on the world
stage – the J/24 is undeniably the most popular racing keelboat to
make waves around the world. This appealing keelboat started with one man’s
desire for a sailboat to accommodate his family and to be a competitive
Twenty-seven years later, the J/24 has become a legend. A stable sailboat
for family togetherness, the J/24 has also been the competitive launch
pad for the careers of numerous America’s Cup professionals. The world-wide
acceptance of J/24 design, the strong one-design rules and the strength of
the International J/24 Class Association have led to the J/24 to be selected
as the platform for the International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) Nation’s
Cup, the ISAF Women’s World Match Racing Championship, the Rolex Women’s
International Keelboat Championship and US Sailing’s St. Francis International
Masters Championship (aged 55+).
While some of the world’s best 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 construction can still win the J/24 Class world
championship even after 30,000+ miles of trailering. That’s “One
The International J/24 is presently built in the U.S., Argentina, and
Italy and has more than 50,000 people sailing over 5,400 boats in 27 countries.
with Windward Sheeting Car Harken Windward Sheeting traveler cars have the control cleats built into
a special mechanism that automatically opens and closes the leeward cleat
during a tack. This allows you to stay on the high side, checking telltales
and steering through waves as you pull the car to its new windward side.
Vang The star of this 8:1 cascaded vang system is the 2676 57 mm fiddle
ratchet with 150 Cam-Matic®/becket. The reversible cam and adjustable
arm keep your hand clear of the cabin house when playing the vang up and
downwind. Easy-to-operate on/off switches are located on both sides
of the block.
J24 Sailboat Parts and Equipment
We at Layline strive to be your source for J24 Sailboat Parts and Equipment and all sailboat hardware, rigging, and sailing gear. With our focus on one design and handicap racing we can offer advice and reviews of what you need to compete. If you need any assistance selecting the appropriate J24 Sailboat Parts and Equipment
please contact us. Our crew is ready to help!