Well, things go full circle indeed.
I started teaching at J/World in San Diego years ago, back when the late great Larry Klein owned the shop and was racking up wins in some of the most prestigious sailing events in the world. I still remember fondly the summer when he (and my good buddy Ron Rosenberg) won the J/24 Worlds, the Etchells Worlds, and the Dragon Worlds (yep, all in one summer!). That pretty much cinched the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award for him.
But I’m getting off on a tangent. J World San Diego. One of the best year round sailing venues in the world. Beautiful harbor, great So Cal weather. A fun fleet of boats. All good.
So good, in fact, that I am thrilled to report that we here at the main offices running J World in San Francisco and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico have just bought the San Diego location!
JWSD is one of the most respected maritime educational facilities in the world, and has touched tens of thousands of sailors through the years. If you are a sailor, you probably know more than a couple of our alumni. We are excited to be the new custodians of this institution, and to maintain, and expand upon, the great and proven programs. Having another base on the West Coast will also fit in nicely with all the offshore cruising and racing events we do… and adding another J/120 to the fleet means we’ll be able to step up the offerings.
Anyway, more info coming soon. Just wanted to share the good news. Right now, we are pretty busy getting ready for the 2012 Pacific Cup race from San Francisco to Hawaii starting next week. Man, when it rains, it pours.
Race reports coming soon… all will get posted here directly from Hula Girl.
All the best,
J/World San Francisco
J/World Puerto Vallarta
J/World San Diego (!)