How to edit your boat details

Dear boat owners and skippers,

Our Boat Registry page has the latest information we have about the J24 boats in Australia. If your boat details are incorrect or missing, please let us know and we will update them for you.

When you click on the boat line in the registry you get a fly-out with the boat details. There is also a button there that will take you to your boat page.

J24 Boat Registry flyout

If you are logged in, you will see a different button, that will take to the page where you can edit your boat details:

J24 Boat Registry flyout

You can update your boat details and write posts on the website, but you need a user account for that. We can create one for you, just email us what email address you would like to use for it, we will send you the login details.

If all this is too complicated, just email us and we will do the updates for you.

Hope this information helps.
Please let us know if your have any other questions. 🙂

Boats and Bits for Sale

When you need to sell your boat or boat bits, we can list them on the site for you.
To do this please email, text or call Simon Grain on 0413 870 046

AUS 4792 Jet For Sale

JET AUS 4792, 1991 Bashford J24  – For Sale

The 2026 J24 Worlds are coming to Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne. Now is the time to buy the best boat available and spend time practising. Jet is that boat !
Jet is in prime racing condition, minimum weight boat with all systems optimised for racing, it is a step on and race for top spot boat. If you’re good enough ! Many wins and top placings in club to Nationals racing.
The boat is kept on the hardstand at Sandringham YC

Hull – faired mirror finish hull, optimised keel, tight rudder fittings.

Inside – newly re varnished bunk boards, immaculate condition, includes 9L Eski as part of boat dry weight and serves as step to deck. Full set of original bunk cushions included. Cat 6 Safety gear included. 3.5 Tohatsu outboard. New 7kg anchor, chain and warp included. Lifting strop and guide ropes.

Rig – Anodised Sparloft mast with through-bar spreaders, anti-wear load spreading blocks fitted into spreader ends. Main halyard exit on port side with cam and horn cleat, kite halyard high on starboard side with cam cleat, Genoa double cam cleat under kite on starboard side. Mast mounted swivel Cunningham block and cam cleat.  Tacktic with mast mounting bracket. Under two year old rigging with Ronstan easy adjusters fitted on both lower and cap shrouds. Adjustable forestay for max length. Large model 15 Windex vane at top of mast.

Running rigging – new genoa halyard, other halyards are near new.

Sheets – near new main and genoa sheets, tapered kite sheets

Deck –  near new anodised alloy traveller beam, harken self-tacking traveller. Double winch handle holders. Two handles. . Ronstan current model jib/genoa blocks, Ronstan auto-rachet orbit blocks on kite all with soft shackle attachment. Ronstan Ropeglide Rings on endless tweakers. Regularly maintained winches in excellent order. Hatch cover mounted cleats for vang (to both sides) topper, kicker and jib Cunningham. Bow and stern lines.

Boom – Anodised current model Sparloft boom

Sails –  Club/States Racing sails –  South Eastern Sails genoa, main and jib, low use North kite(yellow),
Spare set sails – North genoa, older AUS Sails main, genoa, jib. Club racing north kite (red), Club racing Quantum kite (red). All suitable for club racing.

Measurement certificate current

Top J24’s are rare and with the Worlds coming this is a bargain at $25,000

New North regatta main (4 days) and Genoa (3 days) available as extra to boat price.  $7500 (New $8500)

Road trailer – NSW built, galvanised tandem road trailer, four wheel disc brakes, low set keel support for lower CoG  when trailing and for easier access to deck, includes fixed in steel gear box – extra to boat price.  $5500 on it’s own or bought with Jet $5000

Call Simon on 0413 870 046

2023 J24 National Championships – View from the Sidelines.

2023 J24 National Championships – View from the Sidelines
The last time we towed our boats up the Hume for a national championship in Cronulla, was in 2017. Jack was a new owner of Two Dogs and Sailpac would take out the podium position. This time around, we had a strong contingent from Victoria lining up to compete – Bruschetta IV, Jab, Jet, Joyride, Poker Face, and Two Dogs (plus Brendan Lee jumping on to helm the NSW boat Kaotic).
While some had left their boats to marinate on Magoo’s infamous lawn after the NSW States in November, others made the trek north in the first few days of 2023.
Racing was scheduled to run from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th January 2023 with an aim to complete 12 races. Hughie had other ideas. Racing for Thursday was cancelled the day before and replaced with a lunchtime welcome BBQ by our gracious hosts Cronulla Sailing Club.
On Friday, crews fronted up to CSC only to eventually have racing abandoned for a second day due to the weather.
Suddenly the 4-day event had been compressed into a 2-day-er and the pressure was on. The sacred drop was no longer a given when there were no guarantees how many races would (or could) be completed.
For those following along on the J24 Victoria Facebook page, you would have seen some bloody impressive photos (Thanks Marg’s Yacht Photos) from Saturday. There was a bit on. While the stories on shore all varied, there was consensus that the conditions were at the upper limits for J24 sailing. See below some of the more spectacular photos from our brilliant photographer.
In Race 1, Convicts Revenge, Innamincka and Sailpac showed us how it was done, taking out the first three places respectively. Among the top 10 spots, Team SYC placed 4th (Two Dogs), 7th(Bruschetta VI) and 8th (Jab). Unfortunately, Poker Face had to retire after a spectacular wave surf, brisk gybe and unfortunate bump to the head. They were one of four retirements from the race with El Fideldo breaking their mast in two places.
In Race 2, the conditions remained challenging with gusts peaking beyond 30 knots at times. Five SYC boats started race 2 but only 4 made it to the finish line. Two Dogs were undone by gear failure as their rudder snapped in two on the downwind leg, resulting in some impressive (and involuntary) circle work. Bruschetta, Jet and Jab all secured top 10 places in 5th, 7th, and 9th place respectively.
In the last race for the day (Race 3), there were 5 SYC starters with Bruschetta taking out 4th place, Jet in 8th place and Jab in 10th.
Sunday, the day that would make and break hopes and dreams of qualifying for worlds in Greece later in 2023. The sun was shining and with all crew back on board, Poker Face were back in the action along with El Doggo (Two Dogs + El Fideldo’s rudder) bringing our SYC starters back to 6 boats.
As if the anticipation of getting underway wasn’t enough, sailors endured three false starts (one general recall and two postponements during the sequence) before the dreaded black flag raised its head in Race 4. The stakes were on. All boats played by the rules with a clear start. Poker Face were early leaders of the race with a cracking start, before Two Dogs pulled into lead around the top mark the second time around. They maintained the lead, finishing 27 seconds before second place. Bruschetta weren’t far behind in 3rd place with Poker Face (8th) and Jab (10th) also placing in the top 10.
Race 5, there were some headsail swaps and Team SYC were getting in the groove. Bruschetta finished 2nd followed by Two Dogs (3rd), Jet (7th), Jab (8th), Poker Face and Joyride
The last race of the regatta was Race 6. Completing this race would qualify all boats for one drop which was always going to play havoc with the overall places. Jab finished strongly in 3rd place, followed by Two Dogs (6th), Jet (7th), Bruschetta (8th), Poker Face and Joyride.
Despite moments of brilliance across the board, ultimately our friends up north took out the podium spots with Sailpac in 1st place, Convicts Revenge in 2nd and Tinto in 3rd. See full results here >>
The Victorian places were as follows:
  • 4th Bruschetta
  • 5th Kaotic (skipped by Brendan)
  • 6th Two Dogs
  • 9th Jab
  • 11th Jet
  • 13th Joyride
  • 14th Poker Face
Congratulations to all participants. It was a tricky regatta in conditions that many would not have experienced before on a J24. Also, congratulations to Bruschetta and Two Dogs for qualifying for the 2023 J24 World Championships in Greece.
Special mention to Joyride who finished every race in their first interstate national championships. No mean feat!
Thank you to the RO (John Allan), Cronulla Sailing Club, and all those who made us feel at home over the last week.
Over and out from this (slightly biased) observer.
Story by Megan Aulich

2023 Nationals at Cronulla

The Nationals are racing at us.
The recent NSW States at Cronulla was a great dry run for those sailing and planning to do the Nationals. Learning new lessons and local tactics and relearning what should have been remembered. The weather was light and fluky at times, patchy and with a low swell rolling through.

Top 5 were: Convicts, Stamped Urgent, Tinto, Ace, Jet.

I have been asked about the Nationals NoR by a few people – here is the info you need. (It’s a little hard to find if you are not used to the layout of the info on the CSC site.

Go to the CSC website
Click on J24 Nationals
To enter click on the ‘J24 National Championships 2023 Entry’ link
To get the NoR, click on the ‘Event ONB’ (Online Notice Board) and you can download the NoR there
You will also need to fill out the Onboard Crew Declaration.

Entries close on 28th December at 5pm so get them in or cop a late entry fee.
As always entering sooner helps the organisers with things like organising volunteers, catering and planning the regatta management in general.

Let’s hope the weather cooperates and it will be a great regatta

Cheers Simon

J24 Class NSW State Championships 2022

15 is KAOTIC!!!!!!

Might be a cruise in company from the harbour???

CYCA got any of these things ……..

World champions, National champions, State champions,
Melbourne pretenders….

Come test your mettle at Cronulla!!

Fri 18th Nov 22: entries close.
Fri 25th Nov 22: 1000 late entries close.
Fri 25th Nov 22: 1600 CSC crane launching facility closes.
Fri 25th Nov 22: 1200 to 1900 weigh in, registration (log all documents).
Sat 26th Nov 22: 0830 to 0930: weigh in.
Sat 26th Nov 22: 0930 briefing.
Sat 26th Nov 22: 1155 first race signal.

Entry List

BOAT NAME SAIL NO SKIPPER DESIGN STATE FROM
ACE AUS4801 David West J24 NSW CSC/MHYC
BRUSCHETTA VI AUS5400 Hugo Ottaway J24 VIC SYC
CONVICTS REVENGE AUS4771 Steve Quigley J24 NSW CSC
EL FIDELDO AUS4859 Clinton Hood J24 Nsw CSC
INNAMINCKA AUS4793 John Crawford J24 NSW MHYC
JARGON 1642 Robert Sagar J24 NSW CSC
JET AUS4792 Simon Grain J24 VIC SYC
KAOTIC AUS4770 Scott McCarthy J24 NSW MYC
OKAVANGO DELTA 4436 Harry Parker J24 NSW MYC
ONLY A JOURNEY AUS1309 Janette Syme J24 NSW CSC
POKER FACE AUS5333 Adam Keyes-Tilley J24 VIC SYC
SAILMATES AUS4436 Steve Arnold J24 NSW CSC
STAMPED URGENT AUS4475 David McKay J24 NSW CSC
TINTO AUS5386 Steve Wright J24 NSW CSC
WATERBORNE AGAIN AUS4764 Marc Tromp J24 NSW MHYC

Click here to Enter

J24 NSW States 2022 NOR

J24 NSW States 2022 SI with Amdt 1

J24 NSW States Official Notice Board

 


			

Thinking of upgrading your mast ?

We are organising an order to build some new masts and have interest from an number of members.
The cost is yet to be determined as it is based on the number of masts built, but you could expect the cost to be around $6K, this includes basic fittings, spreaders and anodising.
It is also possible that there may be some good second hand masts available at around half the new cost
If you are interested in either option please call Simon on 0413 870 046

MIKEY AND THE GARAGE ROCKET

North Sails Experts Claim 2022 J24 World Championship

📸 Emily Stokes

There are plenty of clichés in sailboat racing, and perhaps one of the best is, “you’re only as good as your last race.” And what exactly does this mean? We’ll get to the answer eventually, but let’s begin our story with Mike Marshall and his teammates on American Garage—trimmer David Hughes, tactician Allan Terhune, pit Jeff Hayden and bowman Rod Favela—as they are pacing near the signal boat at the J/24 World Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas, having been dinged with a black flag on the fourth and critical penultimate day of racing.

Ok, you can see this story as a bit of an ad for North, but if you dig more deeply into the content, thee are some huge lessons on J sailing here. Read more …

J24 World Championship July 14-22, 2022

May be an image of 3 people, people boat racing and sailboatCongratulations to Mike Marshall, with crew Dave Hughes, Allan Terhune, Jeffrey Hayden and Rod Favela for winning the 2022 J/24 World Championship
Corpus Christi Yacht Club has a rich history of running world class regattas. ‘We have great wind, a short distance from dock to race circle, easy access, and South Texas hospitality. Our PRO, Mark Foster, is a past J22 World Champion and three-time winner of the St. Petersburg Trophy for race management. We may be a little harder to get to, but we’ll make it worth your while! ‘
‘We hope you enjoy your time here and we look forward to hosting y’all!’
Well that said, the Worlds are on and if you want to keep track of the racing here is a link to the results page