|Boat Name||Sail Number||Owner|
|Juice||USA 345||Rick Keeler
|Sea P A||USA 3850||Steve Bossert|
|Jet||USA 3930||Tom Lee|
|Cut Throat||USA 3958||Dan CaJacob|
|StrataJem||USA 4263||Ernie Hauser|
Why join the J24 Class Association?(Partially abstracted from http://www.j24class.org/usa/welcome.htm . . .)
"Over 50,000 people sail J/24's in over 105 active fleets in 30 nations, so no matter where you go there is probably a fleet nearby."
"Strict one-design rules provide some of the closest racing found in any class."
Many of the most successful sailboat racers in the world have cut their teeth in the J24 Class. The 2007 Americas Cup was no exception with various syndicates having J24 World Champions on board . . .
1983 J24 World Champion Ed Baird on Alinghi
1987 J24 World Champion Francesco de Angelis on Luna Rossa
1998 J24 World Champion Terry Hutchinson aboard Emirates Team NZ
Other familiar names in the sailboat racing world (like John Kolius, John Kostecki, and 6-time winner Ken Read) are among the J24 World Champions.
Class Members receive the Class magazine with articles about J24 racing, racing results, and the latest go-fast information.
"J24 Class measurers are thoroughly trained and ready to help with measurement sessions anywhere in the country." Our local J24 Class Measurer is Ernie Hauser. A boat with a Measurement Certificate from the J24 Class Office has significantly more market value.
"Any J/24, regardless of age, can be made competitive--ensuring strong resale value."
Case in point . . . Mike Ingham's Brain Cramp of Rochester, NY, is an 'older' boat (USA 1208) salvaged from a back lot but placed SECOND at the 2007 J24 World Championship in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
So, if for no other reason that ensuring the resale value of your boat, it is important to support the J24 Class Association with your membership. You need not be a boatowner to join. You can join online at: http://www.j24class.org/usa/member/index.htm