J22

One-Design Fun With Family & Friends

Learn more about what makes the J/22 such a fun boat for a broad cross-section of sailors.  From sailing programs like the Cayman Islands Sailing Club, to SAIL NEWPORT and to California's St Francis YC, San Diego YC and California YC fleet racing/ team racing, the versatile J/22 can be sailed across a spectrum of sailing conditions with many levels of sailors- from beginners to experts.  Here's a selection of videos that feature its capabilities in sailing venues around the world.

J/22 Sailing Videos*

J/22 Kids Sailing- Cayman Islands

J/22s Bracciano Lake- Part II

J/22s Sailing Cayman Island Regatta

J/22 North Americans- Day 1

J/22 North Americans- Day 2

J/22 North Americans- Day 3

J/22 Cooling Down- Netherlands

J/22 NED 1345- 2009 Worlds

J/22 California Dreamin- Match Race 1

J/22 Sailing- Lake George

J/22 California Dreamin- Match Race 2

J/22 Team Racing- Vaasa, Finland

J/22 California Dreamin- Match Race 3

J/22 California Dreamin- Match Race 4

* Please Click Links for Videos

J/22s Bracciano Lake- Rome, Italy

J/22 Sailing Clinic- Lake George

J/22 Team Jabulani- 2008 Worlds

J/22 Round Island Race- Cowes, England

J/22 Fleet #63 Racing- Mississippi

J/22 Dallas- Rush Creek YC Sailing

J/22 East Coast Championship

J/22 Sailing Newport- Jazz Festival

Dimensions ft/lb  m/kg
LOA 22.50  6.86
LWL 19.00  5.79
Beam 8.00  2.44
Standard Draft 3.80  1.16
Standard Ballast 700  318
Displacement 1,790  812
Engine outboard  outboard
100% SA
223  20.72
I 24.80  7.56
J 8.80  2.68
P 26.10  7.96
E 9.00  2.74
SA/Dspl 24  24
Dspl/L 117  117
 
 

Hull & Deck Construction

  • Lloyds approved Baltek end grained balsa core laminated construction.
  • Hand Lay-up E-glass in both hull and deck.
  • Hulls molded in one piece for fairness and finish. 
  • Vinylester resin in outer hull skin for 10 year transferable blister warranty.
  • White gelcoat hull and deck.
  • Hi traction non-skid surfaces on deck and cockpit sole.
  • Deck and hull bonded with "Plexus" structural adhesive.
  • ORC sized white thermo-plastic toerails.
  • Structural main bulkhead glassed to hull and deck
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel chainplates bolted to main bulkhead.
  • Anodized aluminum compression post and bearing beam glassed into hull.
  • Molded interior watertight compartments.

Keel & Rudder

  • Lead & Antimony fin keel finished in VC Underwater Epoxy.
  • Near minimum weight faired transom-hung rudder.
  • Heavy-duty SS rudder gudgeons and hardware.
  • Custom laminated tiller with hiking stick.

Spars & Rigging

  • Tapered Hall Spars aluminum class mast
  • Airfoil spreaders with thru‑bar spreader bracket.
  • Gibb "T" terminals, and black measurement bands.
  • Class Certified Boom w/Harken internal outhaul purchase.
  • Forespar spinnaker pole with ultra ends.
  • 1 x 19 Standing Rigging with open body adjustable turnbuckles.
  • Complete class optimized running rigging kit.

Deck Hardware

  • Harken deck hardware kit including mainsheet traveler track and car, spinnaker blocks and hardware, backstay blocks, and halyard cleats.
  • Harken cabin top winches.
  • Schaefer race jib tracks and adjustable cars.
  • Bow chocks and 1 bow pad eye.
  • Stainless Steel hand rails.
  • Transom corner cleats.

Auxiliary Power

  • Optional Lightweight Outboard Bracket
Running Rigging
  • Main Halyard 5/16" T-900 w/Wichard shackle.
  • Jib Halyard 5/16" T-900.
  • Spinnaker Halyard ¼" XLS Extra.
  • Main Sheet 3/8” XLS.
  • Jib Sheet 3/8” STA-SET.
  • Spinnaker Sheets 5/16” STA-SET X Lite.
  • Backstay, Traveler and Twings ¼" Novetec Dinghy Braid.
  • Foreguy 5/16" Ultralite.
  • Vang Line 5/16” STA-SET.
  • Main Cunningham 1:1 - 1/8" Spectra and 3/16" Ultralite.
Options
  • Two Tone Deck.
  • Lightweight outboard motor bracket.
  • V-Berth cushions.
  • Spinnaker Launching Bag (installed).
Notice

Above specifications are subject to change without prior notice or obligation, J Boats reserves the right to periodically upgrade specifications through additions, deletions and substitution.

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Fun to sail & towable with family SUV.

Sailing Features:

Racing hard with the crew or just enjoying a casual afternoon sail with friends, you'll always be in complete control in the J/22.

  • Seven foot cockpit with inboard seats.
  • Interior with two seats below for protection in inclimate weather
  • 1,600 new J/22 friends worldwide.
  • Active class association with complete regional, national and international schedules and championship regattas.

Design Features:

  • Flared bow sections to lift bow over waves
  • Durable cored E-glass construction.
  • Balanced fractional rig
  • Solid lead keel
  • Easily removeable transom-hung rudder
 

Usage Features:

  • Low maintenance, easy to rig.
  • Wire rigging
  • High-quality Harken blocks and winches to facilitate sail trim and adjustment.
  • Deck stepped mast that makes it easier to raise the mast on the trailer or in the water.
  • Towing the 1,800 lb J/22 with a six-cylinder sedan or SUV is child's play.  The family ride can easily take her to the next regatta.
  • 30 minutes from trailering to sailing.
  • Main cabin with two comfortable seats port and starboard.
  • Forepeak platform for casual rest or simple overnight accommodations.

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International J/22 Class Association

There are currently 1,550 J/22s sailing in 65 fleets in 18 countries, with large J/22 fleets existing in North America, Europe and South Africa.

The J/22 Class and its builders have provided J/22s for women’s and men’s regattas for over 15 years. The J/22 has been one of the most actively provided boats to date in women’s match racing as well. On the merits of its sailing characteristics, worldwide distribution and smaller 3-4 person crew number, the J/22 continues to be a favorite among the sailors.

If your looking for a great class, look no further than the International J/22. Go to the International J/22 Class website for more info.

J/22 Class Association Highlights

  • Established 1983 and granted ISAF International Status 1990.
  • Two-Time Winner of US Sailing’s “One-Design Class of the Year"
  • 20 World Championships held since 1990 on three continents.
  • Actively Maintained Class Website: www.j22.org
 

National Class Association Links

J/22 Tuning Guide Links

J/22 Parts & Accessories

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J/22 News & Related Activity

J/70s Sweep SDYC Hot Rum Series Class!
(San Diego, CA)- Originated in 1957, the annual Sinnhoffer Hot Rum Series completed its three race schedule (Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2) under sunny skies and light to moderate winds in San Diego, CA. With a pursuit start and an 11.9 nm random leg course for the 140 teams, the course setup again favored the big boats powering through the fleet of smaller boats that had started in much lighter winds. The J/125s had a rough go of it this year in PHRF 1 class.  In the end, they ended up separated by...
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Jammin’ J/22 Jamaica Regatta Preview
(Montego Bay, Jamaica)- This coming weekend, the famous Jammin’ J/22 Jamaica Regatta is taking place, hosted by the incredibly gracious members of Montego Bay YC.  You cannot beat the setting- warm weather, trade winds of 15-20 kts, sunny, and the nicest people you can imagine, sailing on a one-design fleet of J/22s.A special feature of this year’s event is that North Sails’ Mike Marshall, the 2016 J/22 World Champion, will be providing a weekend-long J/22 North U “go-fast” clinic and on-the-water coaching for everyone! The format is designed to encourage foreign sailors (to Jamaica)...
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Jammin’ J/22 Jamaica Nationals
(Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica)- The Caribbean J/22 fleet continues to have fun on their somewhat antique classic J/22s that have survived the test of time and too many hurricanes to mention.  The largest fleets reside in the Cayman Islands and on Jamaica.In recent years, those two fleets get together and invite sailors from all over the world to come down and sail the gorgeous aquamarine blue waters of the Caribbean off Montego Bay, Jamaica- a great place to sail on the northern side of the island, a place famous for dozens of...
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"Crew You Regatta" Fun & Games
Grab-da-duck, F%$#&, OK?(San Francisco, CA)- Five years ago Northern California resident Jasper Van Vliet, a sailing instructor at that time, was lamenting the lack of opportunities for non-boat-owning enthusiasts to drive during a race. So he invented a regatta, then turned to his favorite San Francisco fleet—J/24, number 17. What he and peers developed is the Crew You Regatta sponsored by OPB-YC (Other Peoples’ Boats Yacht Club). This group staged the fifth annual regatta on Sunday, November 19. It’s a simple-no frills parade of fun for sailboats of length 24 feet and less,...
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Upcoming Sailing Events

Sep 30- Nov 26- Hamble Winter Series- Hamble, England
Dec 2- Hot Rum Series III- San Diego, CA
Dec 9-10- Jammin Jamaica J/22 Regatta- Montego Bay, Jamaica
Dec 8-10- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Tampa, FL
Jan 5-7- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Tampa, FL
Jan 19-21- J/Fest St Pete- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 9-11- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Tampa, FL
Feb 15-18- St Pete NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 17-18- SCYA Midwinter Regatta- Long Beach, CA
Feb 19- RORC Caribbean 600 Race- English Harbour, Antigua
Feb 23-25- J/70 Midwinters- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 1-4- Heineken St Maarten Regatta- Simpson Bay, St Maarten
Mar 7-10- Bacardi Cup J/70 Invitational- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 16-18- San Diego NOOD Regatta- San Diego, CA

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