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If you are somewhat new to sailing our members are ready to help in multiple ways... if you want to crew, the boat owners in the Fleet are always looking for pick-up crew before Series races; if you are a new boat owner (we currently have several in the Fleet), established members are always willing to lend a hand, from being available to advise and answer questions to going out on your boat to practice before and/or during a race.

If you are an experienced club racer and are looking for the next level of challenge to notch up your racing skills, the J/24 Class offers just the ticket: the J/24 Texas Circuit. The circuit is a series of 2 day regattas exclusively for J/24 Class racing that are hosted by the various J/24 Fleets like ourselves that hail from other yacht clubs in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. These circuit regattas are run under the same rules and procedures the J/24 Class uses for its World Qualifying Regional, National and International regattas (yes, unlike most one design racing classes, you have to qualify to be invited to a J/24 World Championship). Successful boats at the J/24 Texas Circuit compete very well at J/24 Nationals and International regattas. In fact the AYC J/24 Fleet is home to past J/24 Texas Circuit and J/24 National Champions as well as crews who have placed as high as second overall at the J/24 North Americans and Midwinters... if you are interested in high caliber racing at interesting International venues, the J/24 is your boat and the J/24 Texas Circuit is your scrimmage field!

Of course, the local J/24 Fleet offers plenty of great racing practically on a weekly basis without ever having to leave home. Check out what is currently cooking with the local J/24 Fleet by reading our monthly J/24 Fleet articles in AYC's monthly Telltales publication. and/or our J/24 Fleet's AYC Series racing scores. When you read through the Telltale keep in mind that while it makes a great monthly review, the Fleet has an active e-mail list that the Fleet Reporter uses to keep everyone (members, crew, friends of the Fleet, etc.) up to date in a timelier manner on key activities/events.