NSW J24 State Championships

31 October & 1 November 2015 – RPEYC

NSW State Championship Notice of Race 2015

NSW State Championships Entry Form 2015

Membership Application 2015

NSW J24 State Championship eblast

A J24 Association dinner will be held at RPEYC on Saturday 31 October at 7pm.

Tickets are subsidized by the J24 Association of NSW and will cost you just $30 per ticket.

Any questions, please call Paula on 0404 539176


Good crew members looking for a ride in J24 State Championships

Good experienced crew (trim/helm/bow) are available to crew on your boat in the J24 State Championships – you just need to let me know if you need anyone and I can put you in contact…Paula 0404 539176

Death Star AUS 4483 for sale $15,990.00

Death Star AUS 4483

Built 1994, Very well maintained 24ft racing yacht.

Very good hull, a fast boat which has won lots of races.

2 Genoas(1 new), 1 main, 3 jibs, 1 spinnaker.

2 spinnaker poles(1 carbon), Tack Tic compass, Hand held VHF

5 Life jackets, 3hp outboard, 4 bunk mattresses, Full canvas cover


Includes Caverised tandam trailor


Please contact Neil on 0417 625 236


The AGM for 2015 will be held at RPEYC on Friday 30 October 2015 at 1900.

Gosford J24 Regatta – 3 & 4 October 2015

Congratulations to Sean Kirkjian steering Tim Briggs and Terry Wise’s Sailpac with Tim, Shelley, Erin and Simon as crew, for an overall win at the 2015 Gosford J24 Regatta.

Scratch Results:

1 Sailpac – Sean Kirkjian (CYCA)

2 Wildcard –  Brett Lewis (LMYC)

3 Innaminka – John Crawford (MHYC)

4 Wildfire – Janette Syme (MYC)


Handicap Results:

1 Wildcard –  Brett Lewis (LMYC)

2 Wildfire – Janette Syme (MYC)

3 Waterborne Again – Marc Tromp (MHYC)

4 Innaminka – John Crawford (MHYC)


And by far the best photo of the weekend:

“Walking on Water”

Walking on Water









Photo Credit: Sandra Bellony

Quantum Sails for J24s

From Doug MacGregor – Vic President
Folks…further to my recent email, Dave Eickmeyer at Quantum in Melbourne has put together great deals for J24 sails.
Please phone Dave on 03 5975 1119 to talk to him in detail about your needs and budget.
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North Sails Update information

North bannerNorth Sails has changed its outlook on J24 sailing in Australia.

Sam Haines, previously with UK and most recently his own loft as AUS Sailmakers has joined North Sails as their One Design Guru and J24 sails/sales rep. Give Sam a call if you want to talk to North about your sails. More info on the North Page here

Or call Sam on 03 9584 9844

M 0403 294 228

Great New J24 Australia Video

The National Committee has released a great new J24 Australia video live on YouTube. The video features the Melbourne fleet at Sandringham Yacht Club. Ben Hartnett of Sailing Shack Racing was commissioned to make the video , he has had great success in making sailing videos and this is another great example of his work.

Go here to see the video.

Are you thinking of coming to Melbourne for the 2016 Nationals but haven’t sailed at Sandy before, maybe you are used to high traffic areas, confined waters with wind altering headlands or tidal variations that make light days difficult. Sandringham has clear water, virtually no traffic, and very little tide, great sea breezes in summer and racing right off the front of the yacht club, this new video will give you some idea of the facilities and the sailing at Sandy Yacht Club. Check out the video and plan to come to the 2016 Nationals at Sandy – looks like it could be our first 30 boat regatta for decades. Stay tuned about the Nationals – more surprises to come !

Crew needed for NSW J24 State Championships

If you wish to sail in the NSW J24 State Championships and don’t yet have a ride sorted,  contact Martin on 0434 833 991  or martindare@optusnet.com.au

8 BELLS – Ian Torode

Ian in a spot of rather exciting bother at the Sydney Worlds

Ian in a spot of rather exciting bother at the Sydney Worlds

It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of legendary J 24 sailor Ian Philip Torode.
Ian owned three J’s “Paddy Wagon, Cookie Monster and Duesburys”,  competing in the 1986 Newport Rhode Island and 1988 Sydney World Championships. His results of note were 10th in the worlds, twice 3rd and 4th in the Australian Championships and 3 Victorian Titles.
Ian greatest legacy was the work he did as National measurer and decade long service on the National Committee. The Australian J24 Class would not be what it is today, without the efforts of Ian.
A Orthopedic Surgeon of international repute, he is survived by his wife Lyn and sons Robbie and Tim.