The next event will be in late September, 2017. This includes training in San Francisco and the passage from San Francisco to San Diego. Contact us for details or to make a reservation.
Offshore Racing Seminars
There is absolutely no other program like this. Anywhere.
Offshore racing appeals to many different people for many different reasons. Sometimes it is the challenge of working against the elements. For others, it is the thrill of making passages to new destination. Or possibly it is the sustained thrill of sailing a quick boat against some of the best teams in the sport of sailing. Or maybe it is a combination of all of these.
For many day sailors and buoy racers, it can be difficult to make the transition into offshore racing. The boats are more complex. The sail programs are extensive. And life onboard requires some forethought and acclimation. J/World has a program just for you. If you are looking to do your own offshore events, or you are hoping to crew aboard with a team in a distance event, we can assist in making you a better, faster, and safer sailor.
Our offshore racing training program spends a series of days going over offshore safety requirements, best practices, sail selection, sail handling, optimal course routing, and onboard equipment before we set off on a real passage. Most of our programs begin in San Francisco before making the 500 mile run to San Diego. Three of our professional coaches and six clients provides an instructor to student ratio that is unparalleled. Everyone receives significant personal attention, and the opportunity to participate in all aspects of racing the yacht.
Training is conducted onboard our offshore racing yacht, the famous Hula Girl. This highly modified Santa Cruz 50+ was turboed under the supervision of Bruce Nelson. She sports an updated carbon rig, a modern bulb keel, and new rudder. She was most recently the personal boat of Paul Cayard, one of the most successful racers in yachting history, and completed an extensive refit in 2013. For more on this incredible boat, visit here.
The J/World offshore yacht racing training program is run about once per year, with the next course scheduled for October. The seminar will begin in San Francisco Bay with three days of local practice and coaching. We will then set off for a 500 mile offshore race practice, our ‘course’ being from San Francisco to San Diego. Enrollment is limited to six participants, so interested parties are encouraged to contact us for further details.
J World Offshore Racing – 2012 San Deigo to Puerto Vallarta Race
About J World Offshore Programs
There are no other programs in the world like this. Period.
The offshore programs put together and managed by J/World are absolutely unique in the world of yachting. You are a truly active and integral member of an actual racing team. We don’t load the boat with clients to the point where no one gets to do anything. We won’t just park you over a grinding pedestal We aren’t just taking you for a ride like so many big boat programs. You are sailing the boat. You get to drive, trim, navigate… whatever your interests are, we’ll be sure that you get to exercise that muscle.
For most programs, we limit enrollment to six clients. With three coaches aboard, that’s a 2:1 ratio which means everyone aboard gets a ton of personal attention from our extremely experienced staff.
These programs are fully turn-key, and managed by a team of sailors who are hand selected for both their extensive sailing background, and their ability to coach well and share their knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm with others. The afloat staff is supported by our expert shore team, insuring that you have the time of your life.
The boat is owned by J/World. This is crucial… it is not some charterboat that we tap into for occasional use. It is our boat, campaigned regularly by our team. To you, this means that the equipment is on absolutely top condition, the boat is maintained to the highest competitive standards, and the safety equipment onboard is second to none.
The J World Offshore Programs are singular in the world of yachting. If you have heard of other pay to play programs or you have joined the ‘cattle boat’ programs that dominate the market, it’s time to rethink your experience. There is no other program in the world like J World Offshore.