The event is almost here:

Time to think of some last minute items.....

WANT TO CREW

You want to crew on a boat?  Click here to fill out a form that will connect you with skippers and boats that need crew.

NEED CREW

You need crew - short a hand or two?  Click here to see who is available.

CLASS MEMBERSHIP

Make sure your J24 class membership is up to date and paid.  Need to sign up click here.

UPDATED SCHEDULE

Check out the updated schedule.  Click here to see it now.

MEASUREMENT AND LAUNCHING

Be prepared, you will need valid measurement certificate and optional and required equipment list completely filled out and a copy of your valid insurance with at least 300k liability coverage.  We will be measuring sails and doing spot checks for compliance. Click here to download a copy of the checklist and launching procedures. 

DUNK TANK

The 2018 J/24 US Nationals is excited to announce that it will be hosting a Skipper Dunk Tank to raise money for the Kelly Holmes-Moon Boat Grant Program. We already have 12 light hearted skippers signed up to take part!  The dunk tank will take place after racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Please bring a little extra "mad money" to have fun dunking your favorite (or least favorite skipper) and support a great cause.

If you would like to be added to our "Skippers to Be Dunked" list, please email Molly White at mollyfrommaine@gmail.com

If you would like to learn more about the Kelly Holmes-Moon Boat Grant Program click here.

GREEN REGATTA

As you and your crew get ready to head for Maine and the US Nationals please keep in mind that we are trying our hardest to make this a "green event." Remember to pack your favorite Water Bottle-We will have water refill stations for crew to refill water bottles before hitting the race course. When in Doubt, Ask-The majority of our food will be served on compostable goods right down to the forks and straws, but if you are not sure what can go into the compost bin, just ask one of our many expert volunteers.  Recycle-The club has many areas that crews can jettison empties after leaving the boat. Please look for the bottle and can recycling bins.

Save Your Cup-To avoid waste, each participant in the event will be given a 2018 J/24 US Nationals Reusable cup for the weekend. Don't lose it or you will have nothing to drink out of for the rest of the event!

EXTRA DINNER TICKETS

Each boat receives 5 meal tickets for Thursday & Saturday.  If you need more you will need to purchase these online by September 4th at Noon.  Click here to purchase yours now.

PYC MEMBERS PURCHASE MEAL AND ENTERTAINMENT TICKETS HERE:

Portland Yacht Club members click here to purchase your Thursday or Saturday entertainment & meal tickets. Descriptions of the meals and entertainment are on the check-out page. Your tickets will be available for pick-up at the merchandise table at any time during the event.

VOLUNTEER DISCOUNTED MEAL TICKETS

Volunteers you get a free entertainment ticket and a discount on Thursday or Saturday meals.  You will need to click the link provided to you in the email from Molly White to get this special discounted price.


FLAT WATER, CONSISTENT FALL BREEZES, LARGE FLEETS, GREAT RACING...AND THE PARTIES ARE EPIC
— MANY PAST J/24 DOWNEAST REGATTA PARTICIPANTS
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.