The U.S. J/24 Class has launched a program that will help 20-somethings acquire their own boat. The Kelly Holmes-Moon J/24 Boat Grant Program is targeted toward those young sailors who would like the chance to put a crew together and campaign a J/24 of their own but do not have the means to purchase a boat. The Class is offering a young skipper and crew a race-ready J/24, trailer, suit of sails and mentor for the 2017-2018 sailing season.
The program is open to any team in the continental United States. For more information and details on the application process, see www.j24usa.com/boat-grant-program.