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

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(St Petersburg, FL)- The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series— the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States— returns to St. Petersburg, FL, for the first stop of its 30th anniversary season from February 16th to 18th, 2018. The event is organized by Sailing World and hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club.Every year, hundreds of sailors compete for top marks in one of more than 10 classes and a chance at the Overall Winner title, which earns the winning team a berth at the Helly Hansen Caribbean NOOD Championship...
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(San Francisco, CA)- The 2018 Three Bridge Fiasco on January 28 lived up to its name, with a number of adjectives that can be tossed in for good measure, such as chaos, anchoring, ripping ebb, light air and determination. This was classic winter sailing on San Francisco Bay.For many, it was the impromptu voyage out under the Golden Gate Bridge when the currents overwhelmed hull speed after rounding Blackaller and attempting to cross the river. For others, it was a day of setting the hook and waiting; either for stronger wind or less current. Or both.But, the one thing this...
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“Wonder Women” Lead California Dreamin’ Series
(San Diego, CA)- The 2018 California Dreamin’ Series got underway with the first of its three match race events that will advance the overall winner to the 2018 Ficker Cup, held April 13-15 in Long Beach, which is a qualifier for the Grade 1 2018 Congressional Cup in Long Beach.Using J/22s in San Diego on January 27-28, Nicole Breault (second from left) and her all-women's match racing team of “wonder women” edged out Charlie Welsh in a tie-breaker with Bruce Stone in third.The series continues with J/22s at the second stop in San Francisco on March 10-11 before sailors return...
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Jammin’ J/22 Jamaica Celebrates Aloha-style!
(Montego Bay, Jamaica)- Business as usual! With no promotion and word of mouth only, all the boats were taken very early in 2017 by visiting teams who have been to Jamaica and done this regatta before. Proof this nearly 30 year-old event has great staying power, more than can be said for some of our older crowd.....International representation came from CAYMAN ISLANDS again with three teams including defending Champion Bruce Johnson, Suvi with her Vikings and past Commodore Mike Farrington. Representing CANADA was second time competitor Michelle Cimon and from the USA, longtime...
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