From IJCA Chairman Jim Farmer

I am pleased to announce that Christopher Howell has been hired as Executive Director of the IJCA. He is the president of One Design Association Management and, along with his wife Julie, has been managing the J/22 Class Association since 2000 and the J/105 Class Association since 2008.  Chris is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), bringing both sailing knowledge and an association background to our Class.  He has raced a variety of boats throughout his lifetime, including of course, the J/24. Chris will be very hands-on with our members during our busy Fall, including the J/24 Worlds in September, the World Council Meeting in October and the J/24 North American Championship in November.  Our current agreement with Chris is slated through the end of the year in order to allow time for the Class to study the position and better determine the future course. In the meantime, the Class contact information such as phone number (512-266-0033) and e-mail address ( are unchanged.  Please feel free to contact Chris anytime with questions or concerns.

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