The J/24 Class World Championship regatta, one of the most prestigious events in international sailboat racing, will be held on Puget Sound in 2024 and hosted by Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle.

The governing body of the J/24 class recently notified CYC that its bid to hold the regatta had been accepted, and that the yacht club’s detailed plans “set a new high-bar” for the event.

“We are honored to be selected as the host for this event, which will draw some of the world’s best sailors to what we in Seattle already know is one of the world’s finest sailing venues,” said CYC Vice Commodore Wanda Creitz.

The regatta will be held Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2024, including five days of racing on a course north of Shilshole Bay, with a backdrop of the towering Olympic Mountains to the west and the snow-covered volcano, Mount Rainier, to the south.

Regatta organizers have planned a series of social events with a decidedly Northwest flavor, including a salmon bake and a reception at a local venue that shows off the Pacific Northwest. They also are lining up charters from Fleet 26, the world’s largest J/24 group with about 30 active boats.

Seattle is home to a number of Olympic medalists and champions in various, including Keith Whittemore, who won the J/24 Worlds in Miami in 2019. The 2022 Worlds, in Corpus Christi, Texas, featured teams from Argentina, Chile, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Trinidad, and the United States.

The J/24 Worlds will be the latest of a number of high-profile regattas hosted recently by CYC, including the J/24 Nationals and North Americans, The Farr 30 Worlds, and the Tasar US Nationals.

Find out more at and

Feature image courtesy of J/24 District 19 Facebook page.