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Irish J24 Class Sailboat News & Regatta Results
The 2024 J24 Western Championships underway at Foynes on the Shannon Estuary
Irish J24 competitors gathered at Foynes Yacht Club this past weekend for the Western Championships on the Shannon Estuary. Saturday's races saw challenging conditions, with four races completed in 10 to 12 knots of breeze. Anticipating calm conditions on Sunday,…
Ireland's Cillian Dickson, Ryan Glynn, Marcus Ryan, Louis Mulloy and Sam O'Byrne won the 2023 J24 Europeans on
J/24 One Design keelboat enthusiasts are in for a treat as the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) teams up with the International and Italian J/24 Classes to host the J/24 European Championship in 2024. The event is open to all…
Sailing at Plymouth Sound National Marine Park
Thursday 11 July 2024 will see the welcome return of Plymouth Race Week. There will be three great events happening simultaneously during the four-day regatta taking place over three racecourses in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park on the south-west coast…
Cillian Dickson’s Headcase of Ireland won the 23-boat Corinthian division of the J24 World Championships in Greece. The crew included Ryan Glynn, Marcus Ryan, Louis Mulloy and Sam O'Byrne
Cillian Dickson’s 'Headcase' of Ireland won the 23-boat Corinthian division at the J24 World Championships in Greece on Saturday, but a last race tilt for an overall podium place in the open championship saw the Irish drop from second to…
The Irish Cillian Dickson-led crew in Headcase (IRL 4247), (fourth boat from left, seconds away from a good start at the J24 World Championships in Greece
A win in race nine has put Cillian Dickson's sole Irish crew into the silver medal position with one race left to sail at the 35-boat J24 World Championships in Greece. The recently crowned Irish Euro Champions have recovered from…
Next year’s J/24 European Championship will take place in Porto Cervo from 10th to 16th June
Ireland will defend its J24 European title at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Italy, next year. With the 33rd edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup now wrapped up (in which an Irish crew won Maxi Division A), work on…
The Cillian Dickson-led Corinthian crew are the sole Irish entry in the ten-nation event and are lying 11th overall in the J24 World Championships in Greece
Despite a promising start of two third places for Ireland's newest European sailing champions at this week's J24 World Championships, the Irish 'Headcase' crew suffered a setback on the final race of the opening day at Nautical Club Thessaloniki, Greece, when…
A Class One start at the 2023 ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
"Schizoid" or "Schizophrenic" are not words you'll find to describe weather conditions in any meteorological textbooks. But how else are we to convey the flavour of the racing situations which ran through the gamut of experiences in the three-day Monday.com…
Kinsale Yacht Club's Under 25 crew on Kinsailor has lost its early lead of the J24 National Championships at Howth to Bray Sailing Club's Hard On Port
In the J24 national championship, where 20 boats compete as part of the ICRA National Championships at Howth, Kinsale Yacht Club's Under 25 crew on Kinsailor has lost its early lead to Bray Sailing Club's Hard On Port. The one-design class…
The Class Zero and One fleets wait in vain for wind at the Howth Yacht Club Committee Vessel Starpoint on day one of the 2023 ICRA National Championships
The J24 National Championships, being raced as part of the Monday.com Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championships at Howth Yacht Club on Friday, were the only class to manage a race with winds of less than three knots across…
Ireland's Cillian Dickson, Ryan Glynn, Marcus Ryan, Louis Mulloy and Sam O'Byrne won the J24 Europeans on
The story of the restored J/24 Headcase in recent years has been a particularly heart-warming one of all-Ireland camaraderie and success, and in August the emphasis was firmly on international success with a final race victory to give a two-point…
The Under-25 J24 'Kinsailor' team from Kinsale Yacht Club are congratulated by Royal Irish Commodore Jerry Dowling (second from left) for their win at the J Cup Ireland on Dublin Bay
The Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club, Matthias Hellestern, has congratulated the club's Under 25 team on another success.  As Afloat reported, the Under-25 Kinsale team competed at the J Cup Ireland in the J24 division and managed to stay in…
The Irish Corinthian J24 crew of Headcase, skippered by Cillian Dickson, with Ryan Glynn, Marcus Ryan, Louis Mulloy and Sam O'Byrne, celebrate their overall win at the European Championships in Balatonfüred, Hungary
A Lough Ree Yacht Club crew have been crowned J24 European champions after six races sailed in Hungary at the weekend. The |rish Corinthian J24 crew of Headcase (and reigning Irish champions), skippered by Cillian Dickson, with Ryan Glynn, Marcus Ryan, Louis…
Pat O'Neill, skipper of Mojo (second from left), is presented with the J Cup Ireland after his four wins from five races in the J80 class. Pictured with O'Neill is Mark Mansfield J Boats Ireland and Royal Irish Yacht Club Commodore Jerry Dowling
The first overall J Cup Ireland winner was awarded to Pat O’Neill’s J/80 ‘Mojo’ on Sunday afternoon for scoring four out of five wins across two days of racing at Dun Laoghaire. All J Cup One Design classes completed three…
J24 action from day one of the Key Yachting J Cup Ireland on Dublin Bay hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Day one of the inaugural Key Yachting J Cup Ireland was successfully completed on Saturday. An impressive 40 boats entered the brand-new regatta at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay. Boats are fairly equally split…
Early Arrival - Robin Young's Jings from the Clyde in Scotland moored at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Jings is one of ten J109s competing in this weekend's inaugural Irish J Cup on Dublin Bay
J boat enthusiasts are gearing up for the first-ever Irish J Cup, set to take place this weekend at the Royal Irish Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Organised by Key Yachting, agents for J/boats and Grand Soleil yachts, the…

About the J24 keelboat

American Rod Johnstone designed the J/24, a one-design boat, in the mid-1970s.

Since 1977, it has been manufactured and at present, at least 5,500 hulls have been constructed throughout the globe.

The J/24 has significantly contributed to the popularity of competitive sailing, and numerous internationally recognised racing personalities have won international J/24 championships.

This class still thrives and remains a favourite among owners and crews of all levels.