San Juan 24 Fleet

An Affordable One-Design Keelboat

Fleet Website:

San Juan 24 Seattle Race Fleet website

Fleet Captain:

Sean Busby: 801-209-7403S   


About the San Juan 24:

The San Juan 24 was designed by famed marine architect Bruce Kirby in 1971, originally as a quarter-ton IOR boat. Over 1,000 SJ 24s were built by the Clark Boat Company from 1972 through 1982 in factories located in Washington and North Carolina. SJ 24s are found in marinas throughout the United States and Canada.

Principal attributes:

  • Excellent performer in light or heavy air with high pointing ability
  • Strongly built hull and rig
  • Dual purpose – racing and cruising with roomy interior, lots of sitting headroom
  • Attractively designed
  • Affordable – depending on location and supply, boats in good condition often can be purchased for under $5,000.

While normally raced with a crew of four (some race with three), the boats can easily be sailed by a crew of two, or arranged for single-handed sailing.

How Do I Get Involved?

We race as a one-design fleet on Wednesday evenings at Leschi from mid-April to mid-September in races conducted by the CYC. Six to 10 boats usually race on Wednesday nights. We also participate in selected regattas held at Shilshole Bay on Puget Sound.  We have trophies for the Wednesday night round-the-buoys series, races held on Salt Water and a Fleet Championship that covers all the fleet racing during the year. 

Here are some of the pictures of San Juan's in action:

We also have a number of informal get-togethers during the year to build a strong sense of Fleet cohesion and just have fun!

The Seattle SJ-24 Fleet, part of the San Juan 24 North American Class Association, is based at the Leschi Marina on Lake Washington, although SJ 24s can be found on Lake Union, Shilshole and other marinas in the greater Seattle area. Other Northwest fleets are located in Oak Harbor, Bellingham and Edmonds. 

Interested in Crewing or Owning?

Contact the Fleet Captain listed above. We would be pleased to get you involved in our growing fleet as crew and/or boat owners. We generally know about good boats that are for sale.

Also, feel free to check out:

Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle
7755 Seaview Ave NW 
Seattle WA 98117
(206) 789-1919 

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