Hello All –

Summertime in San Francisco is a wonderful thing… whether you are racing in ‘the slot’ or heading to Angel Island for a lazy day barbecue, the Bay is sure to please. J World has a full range of courses running non-stop, and of course upcoming special events catering to cruisers and racers of all sorts.
PACIFIC CUP – Race to Hawaii – July 14th
We still have one spot recently opened up in our Pacific Cup program this July. A late cancellation makes this race to Hawaii an opportunity for you. Two coaches, six students, and the opportunity of a lifetime.
Says Kimball Livingston (an editor for SAIL Magazine) of our program: You will be “taught how to get to Hawaii doing the fast thing. Win or lose you’ll come back different. Want to skipper, next time, with confidence? You never really know what you will get, California-Hawaii, but it is a benign passage by the standards of ocean passages and halfway across you are farther from land than at any other point on the globe. At the end there’s Hawaii. Suck it up and cope.”
Click here to find out more about the Pacific Cup
Hawaii to San Francisco Cruise
At the beginning of August, we will be conducting an offshore cruising class which will take students from the Hawaiian Islands to San Francisco. Following the sailing route northward around the Pacific High, this is a great opportunity to gain some valuable offshore experience. More on this offshore cruising class…
Summer Sailstice – June 21!
Celebrate sailing in SF on the longest day of the year… this event brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sail! Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, cruising, racing, windsurfing and onshore entertainment. Free admission for all, and J World will be there providing sailboat rides! For more info: www.summersailstice.com/sf
Charter Boat Available for 2008 Big Boat Series
J World has a top level J/105 available for charter for the most prestigious sailing event on the West Coast, the 2008 St. Francis Big Boat Series. This boat is known as one of the fastest on the Bay, and is being made available for a qualified candidates/teams, however the J/105 fleet has strict owner/driver rules and limitations on pros. Contact us for further information.
Racing Weeks
Our next racing week in San Francisco Bay is July 7. 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
Private Instruction
This season has just gotten started, and J World instructors have already been booked for private sessions in Chicago, Valle de Bravo, and Hawaii… We have top level racing coaches who can provide valuable insights to your trim, technique, and teamwork. Additionally, our private programs for boat owners have been used by boat brokers, boat builders, and insurance companies to train and educate both new and experienced sailors to the techniques and skills necessary for the efficient and safe operation of their vessels. Finally, when you are ready to stretch your legs and head offshore for the first time, consider taking a J World instructor on the passage. Learn good habits from the start, and have an enjoyable and safe passage!
All the best,
Wayne Zittel & the J World Team