Looking to Book a Course or Event? Check These Dates and Locations:

You’re sitting in front of your computer, dreaming of being on the water or considering your sailing goals and how you will get there. Your calendar is open and the heavens open up, angels sing and you see it; free time. Now all you need to find is that course or event that fits. There are a number of confirmed opportunities for you to join us on the water. Check the list, maybe one of these is what the angels are singing about!


  • Learn to Sail – San Francisco (Alameda) – 2 Weekends Sat & Sun May 13-14/20-21
  • Learn to Sail – San Diego – 2 Weekends Sat & Sun May 20-21 / June 3-4
  • Learn to Sail – San Diego – 2 Weekends Sat & Sun June 17-18 / 24-25
  • Learn to Sail – San Francisco (Alameda) – Mon-Thurs July 3-6

Or is this more what you’re looking for…

Spaces still available for:

  • Trans Pac

  • California Offshore Race Week

  • Yachting Cup

  • Puerto Vallarta to Cabo Cruising

Contact Us to book your spot now!


Liveaboard Cruising Course Puerto Vallarta – Report from the Crew

“Light air settings are the call today as J/World’s Vanishing Girl approaches Punta Raza. Our plan is to practice ‘All Crew Overboard’ drills, right after anchoring!”

That’s J/World Coach Paul Marston checking in on Day 2 of a 5 day Liveaboard Cruising Course from Puerto Vallarta. What a great photo! Interested in moving up to a larger boat, the shipboard life of passage-making and adventure sailing, or wanting to bareboat charter? Try a Liveaboard and get the training you need. Find out more here or contact us to get more information.


Can’t Wait to Get Racing? We Understand…

TRANSPAC is nearing and berths are filling up fast. Yes, you can still get one and yes, it will be an amazing experience. Still, we hear some of you saying to us, “But it doesn’t start until the week of July 3rd! I just can’t wait that long!” We completely understand and we have a solution:

California Offshore Race Week


If you just can’t wait to feel the thrill of racing or you want to hone your skills so that you can take on all comers, this is the perfect event for you and it is happening at the end of May. Seemingly tailored to J/World’s world renowned style of sailing instruction, this event gets the adrenaline pumping early and keeps the momentum with increasingly longer and more challenging stages. Combining 3 previously separate events, the Spinnaker Cup, a revamped Coastal Cup and the second running of the SoCal 300, it has become a racer’s paradise. Every start is a new opportunity to excel. Every stage the chance to learn new skills and increase your proficiency. It is an incredible learning and racing opportunity.

Click here for more information or Contact Us. Berths are available. Act now to get yours.

2017 Banderas Bay Regatta Wrap Up

Last week was our annual clinic and regatta combo in beautiful Puerto Vallarta.  Three days of J/World racing clinic with set the stage.  We hosted daily morning lectures then hit the water on our fleet of J/80s for practice on sail trim, boathandling, spinnaker work, crew communications, strategy, tactics, starting, and rules.  The breeze for the initial days was pretty solid, reaching around 16-18 in the afternoons.  The weather?  Shorts. T Shirts. Sunscreen.  Ideal.

Then it was three days of racing!  We still did lectures in the morning and debriefs at the end of the day, and coaches were aboard the boat at all times, so the learning curve continued steeply for the duration.  The breezes were a bit lighter for the actual racing days, but the competition was solid and everyone had a great time.  In the 20-something fleet, J/World boats managed first and third overall, so congratulations teams!

So here is the visual summary:
















Our New Ride!!

Ok, we are pretty excited about this.  J/World has just added another boat to our offshore training fleet!

For some twenty plus years now, we have been taking sailors from all over the world on offshore races and passages.  Our flagship, the venerable Hula Girl, is known far and wide for the experiences she has delivered to her numerous crews.  Add to the mix our fantastic coaches, and we have programs which frequently sell out a year (or more) in advance.  Well, we have had enough of having to send sailors away due to lack of capacity, so we are excited to be adding a wonderful Mark Mills designed DK46 to the fleet.

This modern design is a veteran of two Transpacs already, and the boat is a delight to sail.  With a big, open cockpit and a functional interior, CaZan is ready to go on new adventures.  Next up will be the California Offshore Race Week, and then Transpac!  She is available for charter, or individual sailors can sign up to join the race with J/World coaches.

More details will be coming soon, but it you are interested in either a charter or individual participation, definitely contact us now!   Here are some pictures of CaZan and her sisterships (only 12 of these were built) to whet your appetite:


















2017 Banderas Bay Cinic and Regatta

So we have finished the ‘clinic’ portion of the 2017 Banderas Bay Clinic and Regatta here at J/World in Puerto Vallarta.  Conditions have been stellar.  We have been sailing all day in shorts and tee shirts, with the breeze building to around 18 into the afternoons.  We have already had lectures covering all manners of topics, including sail trim, boathandling, strategy, tactics, starting, etc. etc…  and we are only halfway through!  Our three J/80s have been practicing and sparring for three days, and today the regatta starts.  We’ll file a report at the conclusion, so standby for results!

2016 Baja-Ha-Ha Wrap Up

Upcoming Cruising Classes!

Baja Ha-Ha is Off!

Tropical Sailing Season Starts!