The antidote to the J24 death spiral thread.
Agree the numbers are declining but it has become affordable for many newbies or folks that don't want to spend a bunch on a new boat/class.
Hell, a J24 one design class is even flourishing and perhaps drawing frustrated participation from ESPO's contentious EBYRA Wednesday night PHRF extravaganza.
J24 also multifunctional in that it can race OD and still daysail with a biddy or babe when the occasion arises.
Until the US OD sailing scene embraces some sort of a dinghy form tor broad based competition people HAVE to have a keelboat and the J24 is the overwhelmingly popular weapon of choice.
Long live the J24, vermiculite, sinkings and all.