World-class sailing in one of the world’s most spectacular bays.
Our mission at J/World Sailing School is straightforward:
We aim to promote the enjoyment of sailing.
Sailing is an exceptional undertaking, filled with numerous intricacies. Sailing can be anything you want it to be. It can be a social environment, or a solo undertaking. Sailing can calm the nerves and supply the utmost in relaxation, or it can get your heart racing and your adrenaline flowing. Sailing is rich in history and permeated with tradition. Sailing is the test-bed of innovation, implementing the latest aerospace technologies in aerodynamic and hydrodynamic efficiency. Sailing is an afternoon undertaking on your home waters, and sailing expands horizons to the farthest reaches of the globe.
Sailing is full of contradictions and the common ground where the contradictions don’t mean anything anymore.
Maybe you want to learn how to sail, to see what it is all about. Maybe you want to cruise some warm tropical island on your next vacation. Maybe you want to better your standings in the next national championships. J/World is the ultimate sailors’ resource to realizing goals.
We at J/World Sailing School are genuinely excited about sailing and yachting. We appreciate the opportunity to share our enthusiasm with others. Join the fleet of sailors who have left J/World to travel the world, armed with a better understanding of the dynamics of sailing…
J/World Performance Sailing School, the sailing school that tens of thousands of students have trusted for over 40 years, is known for choosing some of the best sailing venues in the world in which to conduct its training. Whether you are looking for a wintertime tropical vacation destination such as Puerto Vallarta, a year-round sailors paradise like San Diego, or a venue that provides variety and challenges such as San Francisco Bay, we have the perfect venue for you.
At J/World Sailing, we pride ourselves in our staff.
Boundless sailing experience is only one of the strengths necessary to be accepted into the J/World instructor training program. The ability to teach, as well as a passion for sharing the joy of sailing, are prerequisites for every one of our team members.
US Sailing certified instructors and US Coast Guard licensed captains are just the beginning. Once joining J/World, our staff development program sharpens observational and listening skills while educating them to J/World’s proven teaching method.
Calm, personable, experienced, professional. J/World coaches are the gold standard.
We Love to Sail.
And when we sail,
we love to sail boats that love to sail.
J/World Sailing School uses only the best sailing equipment. Yacht design has made significant progress in recent years making sailboats not only faster, but also much more comfortable, maneuverable, manageable, and infinitely safer. Don’t suffer through the frustrations of trying to learn to sail on old designs, or vessel which are too large (or small) to be effective trainers. After three decades of working with students, we know what works. Come experience the thrill and pleasure of sailing on boats which like to sail as much as you do.
Testimonials & Press
We had an absolutely fantastic time and achieved one of my life long goals – learning to sail! The Instructors were truly great and we appreciated their very professional and friendly teaching style. We’ll be back for sure! Thank you for a great experience, J/World. Please send our regards to everyone….
Just wanted to say thank you for a great week taking the Performance Cruising class at J/World. Sailing the J80 was mucho fun and that J105 is a rocket! Both of my instructors are super talented and I definitely learned more in that one week than I have in quite a while. I’ll be in touch to do more sailing with J/World!
I wanted to thank you for a wonderful trip and the experience of a lifetime. I was and remain extremely impressed with all the preparation and hard work that you put in to make this trip a success. I took from this experience not only a great deal of knowledge on ocean sailing, but also increased confidence in my ability as a sailor.
[Our instructor] did an incredible job of ensuring that we both had a positive experience. I have been an educator for almost 30 years. Currently I am Superintendent of Schools for a jurisdiction of over 10,000 students with 1050 staff. I can assure you that [our J/World instructor] is a natural teacher with a broad range of skills.
I just wanted to take a minute to express my appreciation for this weeks class, and to let you know I was really impressed with [my instructors]. You have a great team there! I certainly got everything I’d hoped for… and more. The J/80 was a blast, and the time on my own boat was invaluable. The Friday race was the perfect end to an excellent week…
Absolutely exceeded my expectations in every dimension. The boats were exceptional… new modern and in good shape. The instructors were awesome. It was hard to believe you could get that level of experience and accomplishment and at the same time have great teachers. Thanks you J/World Team!
As someone who’s been teaching and evaluating teachers for a quarter of a century, I’m writing to tell your instructor is one of the best I’ve seen. He’s tremendously skilled at communicating knowledge and also has the rare talent of being able to tell what his students do and don’t understand.
Practical Sailor Review of Sailing Schools
Practical Sailor is the “Consumer Reports” of the marine industry. They accept no advertising and are considered a thorough, unbiased source of information. In every survey in which they have ranked sailing schools, J World has been selected as the top sailing school in the US.
“‘I truly felt like I was attending the Top Gun of Sailing Schools. It was worth every penny I paid,’ said Karl F. Beaster, a Wisconsin native. J World’s Jahn Tihansky said his company’s recipe is for good coaches, good boats, and lots of time on the water.”
“J World’s customer satisfaction record was perfect. Every former student who reported was satisfied with his experience on the water and in the classroom. All felt that J World’s program was worth the money. That is a distinction no other large school achieved.
“Graduates were also pleased with J World’s commitment to keeping classes small and filling courses with students of the same skill levels. Most J World classes have three students to every instructor. A few had private lessons.”