The UK J24 Association is allocated a certain number of places for each World Championship event, based on the number of paid up members it has. In addition the host country has some additional places allocated – but these are restricted to provide a pool of charter boats for overseas competitors. The current world champion has an entry allocated.
The UKJCA compiles an annual ranking list based on results from qualifying events held throughout the previous year. The schedule of qualifying events are published on the UKJCA website at the start of each season, and these can include UK, European and world wide locations.
Places for the Worlds are allocated by the UKJCA from this ranking list and if eligible helms do not take up their place it can be allocated to those below them .
Rankings relate to named helms, not individual boats.
To qualify for a World Championship the helm must have been a member of the Class Association for the current and previous year, have amassed sufficient points from qualifying events and be allocated a place by the UKJCA.