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 Sailing News & Recent Activity

  • Cleveland Race Week Preview : 17-Jun-2018 2am
    Cleveland Race Week Preview
    (Cleveland, OH)- The highly-popular Cleveland Race Week starts this coming weekend on the waters of Lake Erie, hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club for both one-design and offshore yachts.  The event has three components to satisfy the desires of all the passionate sailors in the region.  Starting June 15th to 17th is the One-Design program for twenty-four J/Teams on J/22s, J/70s, and J/105s.  Then, on June 20th- Wednesday- there will be Women’s & Doublehanded racing for one day.  After that is the Offshore Regatta from June 23rd to 24th, with seventeen J’s...
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  • METLIFE Veterans J/22 Regatta brings together Service Members
    (Newport, RI)- The MetLife Veterans Regatta, a therapeutic event for veterans of active service duty, brought together 12 veterans from around the country for training and racing at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover on Monday and Tuesday- May 14 & 15. Racing in Sail Newport's fleet of J/22 sailboats, the veterans' crews also included a representative of race teams Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Team Brunel, Dongfeng Race Team, AkzoNobel and Turn the Tide on Plastic.Inaugurated during the 2014-’15 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover, it is the second time that MetLife and Sail...
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  • Nicole Breault Wins US Match Race Qualifier
    (San Francisco, CA)- It was a weekend of high winds and high wins for St. Francis Yacht Club’s Nicole Breault, who won six out of seven matches at the US Match Racing Championship Qualifier at the St. Francis Yacht Club on May 19-20, 2018. Breault and her crew of Dana Riley, Karen Loutzenheiser, and Molly Carapiet will advance to the US Match Racing Championship in Chicago this October.San Francisco Bay breezed on strong, producing delays as well as some of the season’s most exciting racing to date. The eight competitors, which included four...
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  • J/Doublehanded Crews Sweep North Sea Regatta!
    Elsink Dominates J/80s, Holtrop Tops J/22s(Scheveningen, The Netherlands)- The North Sea Regatta completed the “inshore” portion of its ten-day long event.  Hosted by the Jachtclub Scheveningen, the North Sea Regatta is the largest event hosted in the Netherlands each year for a host of one-design classes (like J/22s and J/80s) and offshore ORC/IRC classes. The event kicked off on May 8th with the Vuurschepen Race, a North Sea Regatta Feeder Race that goes from the starting line off The Hague (Scheveningen) and goes across the North Sea to Harwich in the United Kingdom. ...
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  • Eight Bells for J/22 Sailor- Julie Goetschius
    (Houston, TX)- Eight Bells: Julie Goetschius- A long time member of the J/22 fleet, she passed away in Houston, Texas on May 6, 2018 at the age of 63. Julie led the J/22 Fleet 6 as Fleet Captain for many years, chaired countless events, and never missed the opportunity to teach new sailors.She was the first woman to hold the title of Houston Yacht Club Champion in 2013, competed in the Adams Cup finals 4 times, the J/22 Worlds in Holland, the Harvest Moon Regatta (winner of the Luna Trophy in 2006), the...
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Sailing for Life in Better Sailboats

Sailing is the ultimate freedom, the experience of being at one with nature and the sea, powered only by the wind and one's imagination. It's one of the few "life sports" that offers both a relaxing escape as well as an invigorating challenge. You pick your level of comfort and excitement. Sailing is never the same twice - each time on the water with your sailboat is a unique adventure that can enrich friendships, strengthen family ties, and refresh one's own sense of well-being. How many other outdoor activities can be shared with three or more family generations?  It's been said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart.

What a Difference a J Makes

Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding a sailboat that fits you - whether you aspire to sail close to home, cruise to distant shores, or take up the challenge of competitive sailing. Performance differences between sailboats are greater than differences between golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis or cars. A well-designed sailboat, like a good sports car, is an extension of its owner. It could take years of sailing other boats to learn the difference that good design and quality make to one's sailing enjoyment. Or, you can save time and take advantage of what we've designed into every "J."

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A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer - J/88

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J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing

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J/Sailing Gear For 2018

JGear 250pxLook great this season in J sailing apparel. Check out the comfortable and fashionable sailing clothing, tech shirts, polo shirts, sailing jackets and sailing hats at the J/Sailing Gear site. Also backpacks, totes, J battleflags and other fun items like half-model sailboats are available as gifts and trophies. 

J/Gear is fully customizable to your needs.  When you order, you can specify just about anything you wish, including boat name, boat type, yacht club, hailing port, etc.  Please be sure to visit our store here.

Upcoming Sailing Events

Jun 9-16- J/70 European Championship- Vigo, Spain
Jun 15-17- Cleveland Race Week- Cleveland, OH
Jun 15- Newport to Bermuda Race- Newport, RI
Jun 16-24- Kiel Week/ Kieler Woche- Kiel, Germany
Jun 16-18- Women’s SAILING Champions League- Kiel, Germany
Jun 16-17- Three Buoy Fiasco- Seattle, WA
Jun 17-22- Block Island Race Week- Block Island, RI
Jun 20-23- J/22 North American Championship- Wayzata, MN
Jun 22-24- J/FEST Seattle- Seattle, WA
Jun 22- RORC Morgan Cup Race- Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Jun 22-24- Long Beach Race Week- Long Beach, CA
Jun 23-25- J/70 EURO CUP V- Riva del Garda, Italy
Jun 28- Jul 1- Norwegian J/70 National Championship- Hanko, Norway
Jun 29- Jul 1- New York YC One-Design Regatta- Newport, RI
Jun 30- Vic-Maui International Yacht Race- Victoria, BC, Canada
Jul 7-14- J/80 World Championship- Les Sables d’Olonne, France
Jul 7- Round the Island Race- Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Jul 7-8- Sail Newport Regatta- Newport, RI

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