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.
Weekend Course Description
The J/World Race Boat Handling weekend is the perfect place for skippers and crews to polish their skills which will get them around the course faster. Spinnaker and sail handling, crew communication, workflow analysis, mark roundings, boathandling drills, etc. are all standard. Our coaches are experts on building competitive team members, and competitive teams. A maximum crew of four per boat insures you will stay busy, and since we rotate each team member through all the positions, you walk away with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to get a boat around a course quickly.
Come join the leaders in sail race training for a fun and beneficial weekend, and go home a faster skipper, or a more valuable team member.
Topics in this course include:
•Spinnaker and Sail Handling
•Sail Trim and Shape
|•Yacht Racing Rules
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!
Improve your sailing skills with the top rated sailing school in the country, J/World
Raceboat Handling- Requirements
The ability to sail a small boat on your own with confidence and a thorough understanding of skills such as those covered in Learn To Sail is the expected minimum. This course is also appropriate for those with some racing background, but with limited time on the helm while racing, or those with cruising backgrounds looking to transition to racing. This is a great class to hone your boat handling skills!
Raceboat Handling – 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.
San Francisco Bay