We teach on the latest generation of sportboats: more comfortable, safer, faster, and better learning platforms. Offshore rated, yet nimble and responsive, these boats have huge cockpits, high booms, and are extremely well balanced.
Advanced Boathandling Class
In our Advanced Boathandling Weekend Course with J/World Sailing, you will practice your boat handling skills, refine your sail trim techniques, and be introduced to sailing with spinnakers. Be prepared: we get into the finer points of how our sails work and really understanding how to control and use the power of the rig across a variety of conditions. This is a must-do class for anyone who wants to sail regularly in San Francisco Bay! We even get into understanding yacht design basics so that you understand you boat better and know how to get the most out of it.
The Advanced Boathandling Class is perfect as a follow up to our Learn to Sail course and a precursor to our Performance Cruising class, and it is also an excellent brush up course for our for our Racing classes. We can offer US Sailing Certification with the completion of the advanced boat handling sailing course.
This course is usually taught aboard our J/80s, and is run with no more than four students (often fewer) so everyone gets plenty of personal attention.
Topics in the Advanced Boathandling class include:
|•Advanced Sailing Theory
•De-powering / Re-powering
•Spinnaker Rigging and Use
What makes the J/World Learn to Sail Course different from the average sailing school?
Numerous seemingly small differences in a learn to sail course can result in a dramatically different overall experience. You can get a degree from many, many universities, but we all know that all colleges are not created equal… and the same hold true of sailing schools. So what are the primary differences between J/World and other sailing schools?
Most of our team are full-time, year-round professional sailing coaches… not just seasonal, part-timers. All J/World instructors teach everything from these beginning sailing courses to private cruising classes and race coaching. Just because you are a beginning sailor in ea learn to sail class doesn’t mean you should have a beginning instructor… in fact, quite the opposite!
J/World has been teaching sailors for 35 years, and much longer that ANYONE has been certifying them. We teach our own curriculum which have been proven successful and launched thousands of sailing adventures….
More time sailing. More course days. Exceptional boats. Phenomenal instructors. But don’t just take our word for it. See below to read some of our customers testimonials to read why we have been selected as the “Best in the Business” for over 19 years running. And please ask sailors and do lots of web searches… we feel confident that the more you ask around, the more great things you will hear about us and the more likely you will come to J/World!
Learn-to-sail right. Learn-to-Sail quickly.
Learn-to-sail with the top rated sailing school in the country, J/World
Advanced Boathandling – Requirements
Basic sailing skills, essentially to the Learn to Sail level
Advanced Boathandling – Certifications
This course can include the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification, as well as a US Sailing Logbook, and a one year membership to US Sailing. Discuss this option with us when registering.
Advanced Boathandling – Price
Standard: $650 per person
Alumni: $585 per person
Member: $520 per person
Visit our pricing page for full details.
US Sailing Certified
J/World is a US Sailing Certified educational facility. While most of our courses offer certification, we also pride ourselves in delivering a curriculum that far exceeds the base standards. We have been teaching sailing longer than anyone has been offering certifications. Our goal is to make you a confident and competent sailor. Many colleges offer Bachelor’s degrees, but we all know they are not equal. The same holds true for sailing schools. If you really want to learn, come to J World.
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.
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