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40 Years of J/24 Champions

The J/24 Class was established in Ireland very soon after the class was launched in the USA in 1979. The 40th J/24 National Championships took place at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary in 2018. YEAR BOAT OWNER(S) 1979 Barbarian  Sean Dillon   1980 Jeepers  C.D. Kelly   1981 Stroker Tim Goodbody   1982 Stroker Tim Goodbody   1983 Flying Ferret Anthony  O’Leary   1984 Jaws Johnny Ross Murphy ...
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Jibe Wins J/24 Eastern Championships Hosted By Howth Yacht Club

b Jibe presented with Eastern Championship trophy by Ian Byrne, Commodore Howth Yacht Club (from left to right : Brian McDowell J/24 Association President, Fergus Kelliher, Ian Byrne Commodore HYC, Brendan Culloty, Michael McCormack, Timothy Kelliher, Mark Mulrooney) The J/24 Eastern Championships took place last weekend at Howth Yacht Club. The two-day event was run in conjunction with the Squib Easterns which made for a very...
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J24 Southerns Report

The J24 Southern Championships were held at Tralee Bay Sailing Club over the weekend of 24/25 May. Fifteen boats travelled from all over Ireland for the event including four local boats. Racing was scheduled at 1125 on Saturday but contrary to the forecast there wasn’t a puff of wind. Eventually a light breeze filled in from the NW and PRO Peter Moore sent the fleet off...
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Weather forces cancellation of J24 Westerns

While the fleet did get out on the water on the first day of the J24 Westerns at Lough Ree Yacht Club this weekend racing was abandoned after the first leg or race one. Winds just prior to racing were 18kts gusting 25kts but as race one started winds increased to greater than 20kts gusting in excess of 30kts. The first boats to round the...
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2019 J24 Nationals Accommodation List

The J/24 National Championships will take place in Lough Erne this August. Latest accommodation list for Lough Erne attached. For queries contact Caitriona Johnston on 0044 (0)7704 083848. The event takes place on a Bank Holiday Weeked in Northern Ireland therefore it is advisable to book accommodation as soon as possible. J/24 Nationals 2019 Accommodation List – Lough Erne (PDF)

2020 J24 World Championship Qualification Process

 2020 J24 World Championship Parkstone Yacht Club, UK 10th – 19th September 2020 Qualification Process It is anticipated that a number of Irish J24 crews will participate in the 2020 J24 World Championships at Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole Bay, UK. This will be a closed event, with entries allocated to National J24 Class Associations on the basis of the number of members they have. If the number...
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