J/24 Fleet 43 and the organizing committee of the annual J/24 Downeast Regatta, which has been held for over 20 years on Casco Bay, Maine and the 2015 J/24 North Americans, is excited to invite you to the 2018 J/24 U.S. National Championships. There is a rich history of the J/24 sailboat and sailors in Maine. The past World Champion Will Welles is originally from Southwest Harbor, Maine and cut his teeth sailing J/24s in his early years in Maine. The J/24 Downeast Regatta has average over 30 boats over the last 9 years and has had as many as 42 boat attend. There were 49 boats on the line and 50 registered for the 2015 NAs and we expect to fill all 50 slots very quickly as this will be the most fun and competitive Nationals in recent history.