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Tight J/24 Racing at Marblehead NOOD

Though early morning winds appeared promising, the breeze disappeared and never returned for the final day of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta at Marblehead Race Week July 26-29. In the nine-boat J/24 fleet, Fred Deom’s Hijack edged out the victory on a tie-breaker at 13 net points (2 -1 -1 -[7]...

U.S J/24 Grant Boat Update By Kira Munger

After two regattas and a couple weeks of weeknight racing with Fleet 50, the 2018 Boat Grant Team has learned a few lessons on boat speed and tactics. The team started their season at the 30th anniversary of the J/Daze regatta, hosted by Canandaigua Yacht Club....

Mental Floss is District 3 Champion

Thanks to Joe Buonasera for this report: The J/24 District 3 Championship was held July 21-22. Ten boats competed at the Sayville Yacht Club, site of the 2020 J/24 North American Championship. Mother Nature gave the teams plenty of wind out of the east to contend...

JackWagon Racing Takes J/24 Western Regionals

Thanks to Amy Bennett for this report: Thirteen races over three days (July 5-7) in the pristine water of Flathead Lake Montana...can’t ask for anything better than that. But we did, and we got more than we asked for. Eight teams from Seattle, Idaho and Montana sailed...

Stuart Challoner’s SpoilSport Rocks Garden State Parkway Circuit

The 72nd Annual Red Grant Regatta was also the J/24 Garden State Parkway Circuit-District 4 from July 7-8 at Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, NJ. Six J/24s completed six races, with Stuart Challoner's SpoilSport winning four of them and winning with 9 points. Frank Scalisi's Rabbit Season/Duck Season took second with 15 points, and...

J/FEST Northwest Led by Jailbreak

Hosted by Corinthian Yacht Club Seattle, the 2018 edition of J/FEST Northwest was a great success for the 47 teams that participated in the two-day regatta. Taking the honors in the 11-boat J/24 fleet was Lydia Volberding’s JAILBREAK with a consistent 1-3-3-3-1 for 11 points total. The balance of the podium was determined by a...

Kieler Woche Belongs to Mike Ingham

Twenty-seven J/24s enjoyed 11 races at Kieler Woche in north Germany. American Mike Ingham dominated the fleet and was able take a DNS in the final race to end with 25 net points. With crew Max Holzer, Marianne Schoke, Quinn Schwenker and Justin Justin, the team nailed four bullets and kept their counting scores in...

Roundabout Tops J/24s at Southern Bay Race Week

Every year the Hampton Yacht Club hosts the popular Southern Bay Race Week for a combination of one-design and PHRF handicap classes. In the J/24 fleet, it was Alan Bomar’s ROUNDABOUT taking the win after seven races, accumulating three firsts and three seconds to win with 9 points net. Second was Mike Veraldi’s QUICKY with...