About The Boat

JY understands the weekend warrior in you. You don't have the time to tinker with a boat...or train 7 days a week. You want to launch your boat and go...and be a contender. With the JY15...the boat you buy is the boat you race...and because the JY15 is  fun, and easy to sail, finding crew is a breeze.

Look around you right now...your crew could be your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, children or grandchildren. And boy, will they love our crew friendly curves with gunwales designed for comfortable hiking.
With over 80 active fleets and more than 3,300 JY15s nationwide since 1989, you'll never have a problem finding someone to play with.

Please contact JY15ClassPresident@gmail.com for class info and events and fleet information.

We had a great North American champs July 28 & 29 at Sayville Yacht Club. Congrats to 2018 champs Paul Jon Patin and Felicity Ryan.  See pictures here:  https://sycphotos.smugmug.com/Sailing-2018/JY15-North-American-Championship/

See 2015 NA pictures here:  https://tedcremer.smugmug.com/Sports/2015-JY-15-NAs-Sunday-83015/i-CSHJWMP

Good News!
The Class held a vote at our Annual Class meeting, held during the North Americans at Rochester Canoe Club last month. We voted to allow the JY15 to be built out of fiberglass. As most of you may know, Hunter ceased building JY15’s out of thermoformed ABS plastic about a year and a half ago. Since then there has been much discussion amongst the Executive Board as to what we as a Class should do next. Finding a thermoforming company with the right equipment to build new boats just wasn’t working out. Therefore, we looked into fiberglass builders. Nickels Boat Works, a subsidiary of WindRider, in Flint Michigan responded with great interest in building new JY15’s out of glass. Nickels Boats are world renowned in their quality of build and longevity. They build Lightnings, Buccaneers, Mutineers, Rebels and Snipes. Check them out at www.windrider.com.

Sail Area

 Main: 100 sq. ft.

Jib: 35 sq. ft.

Mast Height: 22′


Length: 15′

Beam: 5’10”

JY 15 Features

Self-bailing, ergo dynamic cockpit

Kick up rudder and centerboard for easy beaching

An extremely stable hull that allows for a greater range of crew weight

Flared sides provide a comfortable hiking edge

One Design specifications ensure that every boat is the same

A planing hull that you’ll never outgrow

Air tight hull that provides over 1000 lbs. of positive flotation

Designer: Rod Johnstone


North Sails Main and Jib
JY15 Padded Hiking Straps
Harken Hardware
Running Rigging

Fully galvanized model specific trailer available for $1450.00*

Please check www.windrider.com for current pricing.