The Strictly Sail Pacific Boatshow began yesterday at Jack London Square…  and if you are into sailing or even the idea of sailing, this is the place to be!  This weekend also marks the official grand opening of our new and expanded facility at Jack London Square… 
Our new office at Jack London Square is conveniently located just seconds from the Oakland Ferry Terminal, close to BART, and numerous nearby restaurants.  The beautiful Waterfront Hotel is right next door, perfect for our out-of-town guests.  Not only do we have more classrooms and more boats, but we also have a new store, the Sailing Pro Shop at J/World, featuring gear from our partners Atlantis Weather Gear and Spinlock. 
New Store Featuring Atlantis Weathergear, Harken, and Spinlock
More classrooms, more space, a new store, easy access
from land, and immediate access to great sailing…  ..
So swing on by the boatshow and be sure to stop by our office…  and all J World alumni are invited to pick up a free J World T Shirt while you are here.  
Wayne Zittel & The J World Team


2011 Cabo Race Wrap Up

Wow what a blast.  The 2011 Cabo Race delivered some great sailing, and some great times.  I am very proud of the team we had aboard J World’s Hula Girl:  well done Eric, Drew, Mark, Beverley, Tom and Fred!  It was a pleasure to meet and sail with each and every one of you.  And many thanks to the coaches Chris and Josh for the fantastic work of overseeing a safe and fast voyage.  Here’s the team happy to be in Cabo:

Everyone aboard rose to the many challenges of the 2011 event, and it showed:  Third place in our hotly contested class, and fifth overall out of 31 boats!  Nicely done, team.  Here’s the awards ceremony on the beach in Mexico (and no, Josh didn’t hurt his foot on the boat, it was during shore leave in Mexico…  that’s what happens to a sailor when the ground under his feet gets too stable!):

We’ll post a picture of the trophy once we get it…  nicely done gang!  For those of you interested in some offshore adventure opportunities, we have one berth left in the 2011 Transpac!

Next up:

Race Week in Puerto Vallarta, starting April 11
Strictly Sail Boatshow in Oakland, April  14-17
J/105 Racing Clinic, May 28-29


Wayne Zittel & The J World Team