J/24 Sportboats | Modern Sailing

J/24 Sportboats

Sportboat Fleet

Sturdy, nimble, and reponsive, the tiller-steered J/24 sailboat is a joy to sail. Easy to sail and rigged with advanced sail controls to fine-tune sail trim, this model is ideal for sailors of every skill level from beginners to experienced. The J/24 is the core training platform for our Berkeley ASA 101, Sportboat Basic Keelboat and ASA 103, Sportboat Basic Cruising courses, as well as our Advanced Sportboat Clinic and J/24 Racing Skipper Clinic. Our J/24s are also available for qualified members to bareboat charter to enjoy zipping around San Francisco Bay.

A Tohatsu 6-horsepower outboard engine will aid your close-quarters docking and maneuvering. Before you exit the marina, have both sails raised and trimmed - the little outboard engine can struggle against 15-20 knot wind and 2-3 foot chop. 

With a length of 24 feet, a beam of 9 feet, and displacement of 3,100 pounds, (900 pounds of which are in the lead keel), the J/24 by J/Boats is the world’s most popular keelboat class. A bit of trivia: There were over 5,500 J/24s built.  At one point over 50,000 active sailors in 150 fleets across 40+ countries were sailing these boats.

You can read more about the J/24 here.

J/24s Currently in Our Berkeley Sportboat Fleet

  • J/24 #00 Midnight Run
  • J/24 #04 Jubilee
  • J/24 #08 Menage A Cinq
  • J/24 #10 Mr. Toad
  • J/24 #20 Eileen
  • J/24 #22 Endeavor
  • J/24 #28 Sea Biscuit
  • J/24 #36 Teleri
  • J/24 #48 Last Chance
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  • Warren Leiden, Member

    I try to get out on the water every week: out the Gate, around Angel, up Raccoon - I love it all. After 18 years as a member of OCSC in Berkeley, I learned to sail the bigger boats at Modern by taking ASA 103 and 104. My ASA 104 instructor Dave Russell was terrific. Also, Captain Bill Moreland has been very generous in giving informal advice whenever I’ve asked him. Thanks to Bill, I no longer have any anxiety about docking!

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • Guy Robinson, Member

    I started sailing at Modern at the end of 2021 and threw myself into it, spending as much time out on the water as I could. I came to Modern with some flat water dinghy sailing experience and it was quite a transition learning to sail bigger boats in much tougher conditions. There was a lot to learn, but the Modern instructors, Club Skippers and fellow Modern sailors made learning fun and rewarding. My Modern instructors were clearly very experienced sailors and sailing with them was inspiring! I want to thank the maintenance crew and office staff for their dedication and hard work - you are the folks who make things work! There is a lot more to learn and I look forward to sailing with Modern for years to come.

    Guy Robinson

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