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J24 Class 40th Anniversary

j24 40th anniversary learn to sail NYC

This May marks 40 years of the J24

Atlantic Yachting is so proud to sail J24s in NY Harbor. Even after 10 years here in NY Harbor we have never found a boat as perfectly versatile for all levels of instruction while carrying the weight and waterline to handle NYC's Hudson River conditions. They are still being made today, after 40 years in production.

A little J24 history thanks to the folks at the J24 Class Association:
"Rod Johnstone’s garage-born, dream boat built by hand over a 17-month period, and launched on May 15, 1976. There were lots of stories shared, as most who were gathered had helped either build, launch or sail RAGTIME during the memorable summer of ‘76. After launching, RAGTIME and her family crew (mostly under the age of 16) would go on to win 15 of 17 races in Eastern Connecticut that summer and inspire enough people to want a sistership that Rod quit his job, asked Everett Pearson to build them, his brother Bob to sell them, and the J/24 (and J/Boats) was born."

A huge thanks to the people over at J Boats for continuing to build and progress sailing after 40 years.

Hop into a J24 Group Sailing Lesson or Private Lesson this summer in NYC.