2008 Pacific Cup Report
Well, the dust (or spray) has settled, and Team J World is safely back from the 2008 Pacific Cup Race. A crew of six sailors, with support from two of our J World coaches, departed San Francisco mid July for the island of Oahu. The race (like all good ocean races) has a little of everything… it was thrilling and boring, frightening and comforting, challenging and pedestrian…
My hat is off to the fabulous team who make the event a truly special race. or many, this was the first big offshore trip, and everyone rose to the occasion. A couple of problems early on set us back a b it, but then wile other teams were getting tired, we just got better and better, and gained a lot in the second half of the race.
Special thanks go out to all our team sponsors and preferred gear providers who set us up with the best equipment and services available anywhere:
Spinlock – Deckvest Safety Harnesses
Gill – Team clothing and Gear
Expedition – Routing and Navigation Software extraordinaire…
Cameron International – Boat prep and electronics
Hansen Rigging – Top-tier rigging
Interlux Paints – Making J World slippery in the water…
McLube – Making everything run smoooooth….
Click here to go to our blog to see all the race updates. And if this sounds like fun to you, we have limited spaces still available in the 2009 Transpac (Los Angeles to Hawaii)… click here for more info.
Shifting Gears… Cruising to Mexico!
Ok, it’s time to relax. And it’s time to start thinking about some fantastic sailing this Fall. Topping the list is one of our favorite events, out annual cruise to Mexico. Now in year four of this cruise, the ever-popular trip departs San Francisco on October 11 for points south. Each leg is a full-fledged, hands-on, cruising class about our J/120. Ports of Call include Santa Cruz, Monterrey, Santa Barbara, Catalina Island, Baja, Cabo San Lucas, Isla Isabella… and many more!
Leg 1 – San Francisco to Santa Barbara
Leg 2 – Santa Barbara to San Diego
Leg 3 – San Diego, to Cabo San Lucas
Leg 4 – Cabo to Puerto Vallarta
Leg 3 includes participation in the famous Baja-Ha-Ha, the cruiser’s rally which kicks-off the winter season in Mexico (and beyond!). You don’t want to miss this one; they put on a fabulous event. Our J/120 made the cover shot last year:

Limited berths are available, so click here or call 800-910-1101 for more information!
Three Day Liveaboard Cruise – Starts Friday!
We still have space in a three day Liveaboard Cruise starting Friday at our Alameda office. Click here for more info…
Racing Weeks
Our next racing week in San Francisco Bay is September 1. These courses cover everything from sail trim and boat-handling to rules and tactics. Get faster, sail smarter, win races. Regardless of what type of boat you sail and where you sail it, this class will send you home ready to take on all comers Intro and Advanced
All the best,
Wayne Zittel & the J World Team