United States J/24 Class Association

Who will be the 36th J/24 World Champion?

September 18, 2014

The legend lives on 37 years after Rod Johnstone built the first J/24. Seventy-one teams from 13 nations are registered to compete in the 2014 J/24 World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island. The J/24 Class continues its legacy of comprehensive International representation at its World Championships, with the following countries on hand this year: Argentina, [...]

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Round Island Race

September 5, 2014

Annually attracting a fleet of 100+ boats over the Labor Day weekend, the Conanicut Yacht Club’s “Round Island Race” ranks right up there with many of the classic around island events. With the standard course for most boats presenting a nearly 20nm challenge, usually clockwise, around Conanicut Island, the fleet enjoys a picturesque tour around [...]

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Will Welles’ Cougar Takes J/24 US National Championship

August 24, 2014

Marion, MA—August 24, 2014—Will Welles, of Portsmouth, RI, led his Cougar team to the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Beverly Yacht Club in Massachusetts. With Alex Bishop, Luke Lawrence, Eric Lawrence and Nick Turney on board, Welles managed six first-place tallies in the 10 races for just 27 net points. He overcame a penalty [...]

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Will Welles Leaps into Lead at J/24 US National Championship

August 23, 2014

Seven races are now in the books, and Will Welles launched into first place at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Beverly Yacht Club in Massachusetts. In pristine conditions, Welles and his Cougar crew began Saturday with a sixth-place finish, and then won the next three races. Tossing an 11 in race two, Welles [...]

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John Mollicone Takes Early Advantage at J/24 US National Championship

August 22, 2014

A familiar name is at the top of the leaderboard at the J/24 US National Championship, hosted by Beverly Yacht Club in Massachusetts. John Mollicone’s Helly Hansen team holds a four-point lead over Will Welles’ Cougar. Another four points back in third is Sumio Shimoyama of Japan with Mark Hillman on Sokokumaru. Mollicone is the [...]

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South Africa Tops International YC Challenge in NYC

Last weekend, 19 teams of amateur sailors from 14 nations sailed in the Sixth Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Challenge in gorgeous sailing conditions on the Hudson River, right next to the Statue of Liberty. The races took place in Manhattan YC’s bright red J/24s; races were started off their famous floating clubhouse, the Sparkman [...]

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