Boatshow Preview….

Strictly Sail Pacific

The Strictly Sail Pacific boatshow will be happening in Jack London Square in Oakland on April 15-18. This is a must-do for die-hard enthusiasts, and for anyone interested in getting involved in sailing.

J/World will be out on the docks again this year, and we’ll have our BoatShare J/105 on display. If you have ever been interested in fractional sailing, swing by and take a look…. and of course we’ll have info on all our classes and programs as well.

J/105 Racing Clinic

Our annual Spring J/105 Racing Clinic will be held on May 22-23 out of our Jack London Square facility. This event is open to both individuals and full teams. Sail trim, sail handling, boat handling, tuning and so on are all topics of discussion. Everyone gets to rotate thru all the jobs aboard, and will come out of the session able to tackle any job aboard the boat.

This is a fantastic way for crews to get up to speed for the coming season, for skippers to chip the rust off, and for sailors of all types to broaden their overall skills.

Boat owners who wish to attend with their own boats can do so for free! Space is limited, so make your plans early. For full information, please contact us or click here

Aloha Racers and Cruisers!

So whether you are into racing or cruising, our annual trip to Hawaii has something for you. In early July, the J/World team takes off on the 2010 Pacific Cup, racing our turboed Santa Cruz 50 with six sailors plus three coaches from San Francisco to Kaneohe Bay. The Pac Cup is a fantastic event, and the crossing to Hawaii is a truly memorable passage. We have only two berths available, so go here for more info.

And so if the racing trip isn’t your cup of tea, maybe you’d like to join our annual offshore cruise from Hawaii back to California. This is a perfect way to click off some offshore miles and build your experience under the watchful instruction of our offshore coaches. We’ll cover everything, and you’ll do everything: standing watches, navigating, helming, weather routing, radio communications, and so on… everyone is an active and equal member of the team. Learn more here.

Also, tons of Learn to Sail courses happening on San Francisco Bay this Spring! What are you waiting for??

All the best,

Wayne Zittel and the J World Team