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FJ fleets are custom ordered with many options - contact us for all the details and leadtimes.

For clubs still using FJs - the Zim FJ is reliable, refined and supported by a dealer network around the country with spares to support you.


The Zim FJ is the standard doublehanded dinghy for high school and college sailing, with an active one design class on the West Coast. It has good all around performance and rewards the tactical and savvy teams. The Zim Club FJ is an FJ Class approved junior race boat with an added spinnaker. The FJ is agile and has the ability to perform in a wide range of conditions.

    • Toughened resin and Plexus bonds for superior strength and durability
    • All through-deck mounted hardware is supported by tapped aluminum backing plates
    • Shroud chain plate is a forged eye strap supported with an aluminum back-up bar under the rail
    • CFJ class through-transom rudder and tiller configuration
    • Harken blocks, cleats, and jib track
    • North Sails class approved mainsail, jib, and spinnaker
    • FSE Robline line package
    • Tapered aluminum spinnaker pole w/ JRV version
    • Dwyer aluminum mast and boom


    • Length - 13'10"
    • Beam - 4'2"
    • Draft - 3'3"
    • Mainsail Area - 64sq ft
    • Jib Area - 36sq ft
    • Spinnaker Area - 80sq ft (Club Only)
    • Hull Weight - 220lbs


Wait, this is the 50+ year old boat design and it is still used?

Yes, it is. We actually have a personal soft spot for the boat, since we all learned and raced on these on the west coast. It's better than a 420 for sure, but, also very outdated, very slow, doesn't fit larger sailors and teaches old techniques for sailing. It's used a lot for yacht club junior racing, so, it won't die, so we have to support it.

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Can you tell me a bit more about how ordering a boat works?

We can walk you through the process from start to finish. Below read our most Frequently Asked Questions that will answer a lot of your questions.

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I've read all about your boats, but I still have questions... can you answer those?

Happily. And we feel you, it's not always easy to get all the information from a single webpage. We've prepared some FAQs to take the mystery out of researching our boats.

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Boat Delivery is going to be expensive, isn't it?

Despite their size, we are able to ship most boats around North America safely and inexpensively. While boats don't qualify for free shipping, we do subsidize the cost for each customer to keep it reasonable. To see your exact cost, add a boat to your cart and it will show an exact flat rate cost as you checkout. Typically, small boats ship for $300-$600, medium sized boats ship for $400-$800, and larger boats, such as the RS Venture or RS21, ship for $700-$1200.

Why West Coast Sailing

We represent a dozen sailboat brands from all around the world. Our dinghy sailboat inventory is second to none, with at least 100 boats in stock in our warehouse at any time. Our staff has extensive experience sailing, racing, rigging, coaching and delivering boats worldwide. This is what we do:

  • Selection – 70+ models of boats from manufacturers around the world.
  • Service – Our staff is focused on helping you Own The Water.
  • Experience – The team here has decades of experience on all types of dinghies.
  • Inventory – Over $1million of boats and parts inventory in stock at all times.
  • Logistics – We have experience shipping boats all over the world, at reasonable rates, quickly.
  • Rigging – We rig most boats by hand, and stand behind our work.
  • Long Term Support – We are a leader in our industry, and we didn't get here by cutting corners. We have your back.
  • Apparel and Accessories – We have the apparel, accessories, trailers and dollies to go with each boat.

Not Ready to Buy or Have A Question?

Send an email to BoatSales@WestCoastSailing.net

Call or Text +1 (503) 285-5536

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