Seattle San Juan 24 Fleet
Mark Bradner: 206-734-9265
Ken Johnson: 206-723-3505
Gil Lund: 425-747-1406
About the Seattle Fleet
The Seattle SJ-24 Fleet, part of the San Juan 24 North American Class Association, is based at the Leschi Marina on Lake Washington, although SJ 24s can be found on Lake Union, Shilshole and other marinas in the greater Seattle area.
We race as a one-design fleet on Wednesday evenings at Leschi from mid-April to mid-September in races conducted by the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle. We also participate in selected regattas held at Shilshole Bay on Puget Sound.
Six to 10 boats usually race on Wednesday nights. We have trophies for the Wednesday night round-the-buoys series, races held on Salt Water and a Fleet Championship that covers all the fleet racing during the year. We have a number of informal get-togethers during the year to build a strong sense of Fleet cohesion and just have fun!
San Juan 24 North Americans
The 2012 SJ 24 North American Class Championships will be held at Oak Harbor, Washington, on June 15 – 17, 2012. 17 boats sailed in the 2011 North Americans, with Seattle-based “Return” winning the Championship. For more information, see: https://sites.google.com/site/sj24northwest/.
About the San Juan 24
The San Juan 24 was designed by famed marine architect Bruce Kirby in 1971, originally as a quarter-ton IOR boat. Over 1,000 SJ 24s were built by the Clark Boat Company from 1972 through 1982 in factories located in Washington and North Carolina. SJ 24s are found in marinas throughout the United States and Canada.
While normally raced with a crew of four (some race with three), the boats can easily be sailed by a crew of two, or arranged for single-handed sailing.
• Excellent performer in light or heavy air with high pointing ability
• Strongly built hull and rig
• Dual purpose – racing and cruising with roomy interior, lots of sitting headroom
• Attractively designed
• Affordable – depending on location and supply, boats in good condition often can be purchased for under $5,000.
Other Northwest fleets are located in Oak Harbor, Bellingham and Edmonds.
Interested in Crewing or Owning?
Contact any of the Fleet Officers listed above. We would be pleased to get you involved in our growing fleet as crew and/or boat owners. We generally know of good boats that are for sale.