In 2017 the J/24 fleet 71 is promoting one design sailing. The J/24 is a great platform to learn and hone your sailing skills. the boat is strong and sails well. It is a performance sailboat for the masses that can be a stepping stone to faster more high performance boats or a boat that is sailed for a life time. See the 2017 Schedule for opportunities.
This coming Saturday is the J/24 Fleet 71 2014 April Fool’s Regatta – April 5th at Hampton Yacht Club. We will have a short skippers meeting and race short races with other HYC one design fleets. It is an opportunity to display the fun of one-design races.
In light air, three Fleet 71 J/24s squared off on Hampton Flats. The course was shared with 15 505s, 8 Vipers and 8 J/70s, roundabout, Rocket J and Quicky sailed two close races to complete the 2013 season. The lesson of the day was, pay attention to the course board.
See the calendar for the NOR for the HYC Fall Fling on November 16th. J/24s in Hampton Roads are planning on racing Saturday only so that any who are entered in the HYC Frostbite series do not have a conflict. No entries in Frostbite and we can race two days.
Again the J24s terrorized the CCV PHRF C fleet in Hampton VA. On Sunday October 6th, while the start was delayed to accommodate the Hampton Crab Crawl half marathon that included Bridge Street as part of the course, three J/24s showed up for racing on Hampton Flats. With very light air, a course was set toward the southwest. Roundabout led at the windward mark with Mizzmo close behind and current ebbing hard. In a conservative move, roundabout sailed north to be positioned above the finish line while Mizzmo and the rest of the fleet stayed south. With sea breezing trying to fill in, Mizzmo and Rocket J were able to sail to the fish line as the wind filled in to roundabout. The resulting finsish resulted in a 4 way tie for first place for the series.