Welcome to the San Juan 21 Association Web Site!
Proposed Constitution & By-Laws Changes
For quite some time now, the class association leadership has been working on long-overdue revisions to the Class Constitution and By-Laws. (Special thanks to Cal Guthrie who made many of the changes and managed both documents during the revision process.) If you'd like to take a look, check out the links below.
Paid class members will receive ballots in the mail in the next month to vote on the proposed changes. (Both include an edit summary at the end of the document - check there for a description of the proposed edits for this revision.)
- National events for for 2013
- Click here for information on the 2013 North American Championship Regatta to be held on Lake Murray, South Carolina in June.
- Click here for information on the 2013 Western National Championship Regatta to be held on Ten Mile Lake, Oregon, in August.
- Seattle NOOD is May 17-19, 2013 with more details to follow. (And check out the links below to last year's festivities at both locations.)
- After many years of commitment to the San Juan 21 Class Association as Secretary/Treasurer, Ken Garganus (email@example.com) has decided it's time for someone else to assume that role. Chris Popich (firstname.lastname@example.org), a long time member of Fleet 1 who has also been very active at with the class association in variouis roles has taken over as Secretary/Treasurer. Congratulations Chris! Why do you care? Well, Chris is the one who will be the collection point for association dues going forward - click here for the new mailing information and stay tuned for an update to the website to allow dues collection online.
Special thanks to Ken - shoot him an email to express your gratitude for all of his hard work!
- Congratulations to Fisk Hayden (Ole Yeller) and crew (Paulie Kaiser, Aggie & Carlton Brown, and Andy & Diane Forrest) who finished a strong 4th in the NOOD Championship Regatta in the British Virgin Islands held November 9-13. Click here for a list of the competitors, some commentary on the race, and some excerpts from the racing instructions.
- Think NOOD doesn't take the San Juan 21 seriously? Think again! Fisk Hayden and crew, winners in the SJ21 fleet at the St. Petersburg NOOD held earlier this year have been invited to participate in the Caribbean NOOD championship in November. (Check out these photos of Ole Yeller at St. Pete.) Racing will be aboard Sunsail 44i's built by Jeanneau off the coast of the British Virgin Islands. Best of luck to Fisk and crew - we'll all be rooting for you!
- Want to know what the other fleets have going on? Check out the Fleets page and click the calendar icon next to the fleet!
- Over the past several months, the executive committee has been working on updating the Class Association By-laws. These proposed changes are ready for broader review and approval by the fleets. Fleet captains are responsible for polling the members of their fleets. Click here to view the updated By-laws. You can see the proposed changes in blue, many of which are simply cleanup and clarification of existing wording. It's not that long (just 8 pages) — please take a look!
- NOOD 2012 in Seattle (held May 18-20) was a mixture of some good sailing, some waiting on the wind, some sun, and a bit of drizzle - but a whole lot of fun! We ended up with 9 boats in the all sails group and 6 in working sales. Check out the final results!
- Sounds like a fun (and, at times, a bit wild) weekend of sailing at the 2012 St. Petersburg NOOD Regatta held February 17-19. Congratulations to Fisk Hayden (Ole Yeller), Mike Evans (Second Joyride), and Richard Dommel (White Knuckles), the top 3 finishers in the San Juan 21 division. You can see the full regatta results here. And for some photos, check out this photo gallery hosted by photoboatgallery.net.
- Results of the 2012 North American Championships.
- Results of the 2011 North American Championships.
- Results of the 2011 Western National Championships.
San Juan 21 sailors are among the most active sailors in North America. Twenty-ones can be found on the rivers of the Midwest, on the lakes from Calgary, Alberta south to Texas, the coastal mountains, lakes, and shores of both the Pacific and Atlantic.
Three regions now make up the Association: West, Midwest, and East. Each represent well in Regional Championships held each year — and in the North American Championship which rotates through each region on a three year cycle and brings together San Juan 21 sailors from across the nation!
Thanks for finding us here on the internet. If you sail or own a San Juan 21 we want you to join us in the association. The Resources button above will take you to additonal web resources for our Class and related web pages!
In 1971, the San Juan 21 Class Association was formed in Seattle, Washington. The boat itself is a product of the Seattle-based Clark Boat Company, operated by Bob and Carole Clark and sons.
In the late 60s, it became apparent to the Clarks that there was a niche in the boat market for a lightweight, trailer-based design that could be daysailed and used as a week-end cruiser. They decide to design a boat superior to others in this niche, the San Juan 21. This boat featured a bigger V-berth, an easily stepped rig, and a fully retractable swing keel and kickup rudder. In 1971, the Mark I model was produced in Seattle and an additional facility in New Bern, North Carolina. By 1974, the Mark II model was put into production and more than 2,700 San Juan 21s were subsequently produced by the late 1980s.
You can read more about the San Juan 21 and the history of the Clark Boat Company in Mike Robinson's article "San Juan Sailboats and Clark Boat Company: The Right Place at the Right Time."
Today, the National Association is one of the most active one-design keelboat associations in North America. Membership in the association numbers 400+ sailors from all parts of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Association boasts fleets organized into three regions, East, Midwest, and West with the largest membership concentration in the northwest and southeast portions of the country. A Regional Championship regatta is hosted annually in each region, one of which becomes the North American Championship on a rotating basis.
San Juan 21s are available today with prices for used boats ranging from $1,500.00 to $5,000.00.
The Beginnings of a Class Association & Boat Registry
An effort is underway to provide more information about our boats and the class association membership. While association membership records are current, there are a number of primarily outdated resources of boats and ownership. This part of the website is under development with the following goals:
- Current Class Association membership list
- Online Class Association initial membership and membership renewal
- San Juan 21 boat and fleet information
Click on one of the following links to view what's in our database thus far:
Class Association membership list including member name, sail #, and renewal status
Soon this will allow you to renew your membership online.
San Juan 21 boat registry including sail #, boat name, and owner information
This information was taken from Brian Larson's registry, however, it hasn't been updated Since May, 2008. Soon there will be a mechanism for people to verify information or provide corrections as needed.
National championships are held each year in each of the Eastern, Midwest, and Western regions. Each year, on a rotating bases, one of these regattas is designated the North American Championships. Congratulations to all our champions!
A Bunch of San Juan 21s
As you might imagine, keeping track of all these boats is an impossible task but we'll be trying to build and maintain as complete a list as possible. To start things off, here's a table of (mostly) sail numbers/boat names taken from a Yahoo San Juan 21 Group maintained by Burt Revell. Below is his current list (hover over the number to see a small photo) - thanks Burt for allowing us to use this information!
San Juan 21 National Association Forum
Thanks to Tom Dyll, we now have a forum! While you can read the forum without registering, we're sure you'll want to sign up so you can tell others about your boat, post your cruising & racing experiences, and pass on sage advice about how you've tricked out your weekend warrior.
Registration is easy
- Click the button to go to the forum
- Click the Register link
- Agree to the terms - yeah it's a bit to read, but they're pretty tame
- Fill out and submit the registration form
That's it! Now check the email account you provided - there should be a confirmation email containing a link to activate your forum membership. Click the link, log in using the credentials you provided, and start posting!