"Ships are the nearest things to dreams
that hands have ever made"
    - Robert N. Rose


for over 40 years

"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
   - John Masefield




sailing all around the world

"Land was created
to provide a place
for boats to visit."
   - Brooks Atkinson

World-class staff

Fantastic boats

Most comprehensive curricium

"There is NOTHING - absolutely nothing - half
so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
       - Kenneth Graham

Teaching all levels

from beginning sailing

to advanced racing

and offshore cruising

"The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails." - Joshua Slocum

10,000 ocean instructional miles....

....every year!

"A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind." - Webb Chiles



in Sailing Adventures

"The thing I realized this
last few days is that the
earth is a big place."
   - Paul Cayard

Baja Ha Ha!

Cruising rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas aboard a 52′ fats cruising cat. Almost full, contact us for details.

US Sailing Courses

All levels of instruction from Basic Keelboat to Offshore from the best sailing school in the country!

Performance Sailing School

J/World Performance Sailing School is the preeminent source for sailing skills development and yachting activities. We are professional sailors with enthusiasm for sailing and oceanic adventures. Since our founding in 1981, we have put our expertise and knowledge to work teaching tens of thousands of sailors from around the world how to sail, and how to be better sailors. From first time mariners to seasoned salts, we have programs designed to challenge and educate you.

Performance sailing is all about understanding the way boats (and sails) work.  It is about sailing better, safer, easier, more comfortably, and yes, faster.  If you sail a heavy displacement cruiser, a light daysailer, or a modern raceboat we can help you understand the dynamics at work to have a more enjoyable time on the water.  Confidence through competence.

  • Jorge S.

    If you are thinking of learning to sail, or looking to improve your skills, stop thinking and pick up the phone and make the call to J World!!!!   BEST THING I EVER DID!

  • Karl B.

    I truly felt like I was attending the Top Gun of Sailing Schools. It was worth every penny I paid.

  • Susan J.

    My experience was all and more than I had hoped for! You replaced fear and uncertainty with confidence and joy!

  • Judy B.

    I could not have had a better experience! Great combo of calm/fresh/wow!


J World Sailing offers corporate team building events and activities conducted in a unique environment which underscores the skills crucial to success in the business setting, while providing an unforgettable experience.  A variety of different corporate sailing events may be arranged at at of our main locations.  For your next company event or team building activity, contact J World, the Performance Sailing School and Club, and let our renowned coaches create a truly special occasion.


J/World Performance Sailing School is now more than simply the best sailing school in America! BoatShare is the fractional sailing program for discriminating sailors. We work with individuals who want to own and sail exceptional boats to create a member group for each boat and offset the owner’s monthly expenses. We enable those who simply want to sail to pay a flat-rate monthly fee and sail a great boat!

BoatShare by J/World Sailing School


J/World Performance Sailing School is partnered with Sail California to be your source for new J/Boats (as well as a wider spectrum of quality used boats). We are able to provide a full suite of services, from vessel selection and commissioning, to post-acquisition training, management, and delivery services. Contact us at our San Diego office when you are ready to discuss your sailing goals.


J/World offers sailing and racing charters. Boats are available either bareboat or skippered, in San Diego, San Francisco Bay and Banderas Bay (Puerto Vallarta). Sail with one of our skippers/coaches and benefit from having a built-in tour guide who can help you advance your skills, or qualified sailors can go it alone. Our racing charters include boats from 26 to 52 feet, and we can assist in securing vessels for most West Coast events.

J/World Sailing School Charters

Special Events and Adventures

J/World Sailing offers a wide range of sailing adventures for racers and cruisers alike.  If you have dreamed of sailing through the Caribbean or racing to turboed ‘sled’ to Hawaii, take a look at our extensive list of special sailing events.  Each of these presents not only an excellent adventure in itself, but also the opportunity to grow as a sailor and expand your hands-on experience.  The best way to learn is by doing, some come do it under the expert guidance of our world class J World staff.