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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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  • Casey Bishop, Corporate Regatta

    WE LOVED IT! The whole team was so honored and thankful. Thanks so much for all of your team's hard work and excellence in organizing our party. Of the 22 of us, only 4 had ever been sailing and not in the Bay. The guys had an incredible experience, the skippers were all really great, allowing each of us to be at the wheel. They were kind and empowering. Plus the weather and wind were perfect! It was definitely one of the top 3 experiences that we have shared as leaders in the past 5 + years. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

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