Sailing Courses Overview
J/World Sailing School operates facilities in San Francisco Bay, beautiful San Diego, and the winter paradise of Puerto Vallarta to insure that you are able to find that best sailing conditions in the world for your sailing education.
We have been teaching sailing for over 30 years, and are repeatedly tapped as the best sailing school in the business. Regardless of your ability level, we have courses designed for you. Whether you are a first time sailor in a learn to sail class or a long time mariner looking for some adventure sailing, J World Sailing School and Club can broaden your horizons.
Learn to Sail
Our Learn-to-Sail classes are for individuals with no experience at all, or those with light exposure to sailing. This sailing course is held on a 26 foot tiller steered keelboat. Comprehensive, proven curriculum and expert instructors set the standard for learning the ropes. Includes the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification.
Performance Cruising builds on the fundamentals and introduces larger and more complex vessels. Curriculum for this sailing course covers advanced sail trim, seamanship, and boat mechanical systems, and will give you the skills for sailing a larger boat. Includes the US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification.
Our Liveaboard Cruising course takes the instruction underway. Perfect for sailor moving up to larger boats, wanting to experience shipboard living, or looking to become qualified to Bareboat charter with companies worldwide. Includes the US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certification.
At J/World Sailing School, we have been teaching yacht racing skills since our very beginning in 1981. We offer beginning courses and advanced clinics taught by some of the best coaches in the world. Thousands of sailors have come through our programs and learned from our expert staff. We’ll send you home faster and smarter.
Private Coaching and Instruction
To meet the specific needs of clients, we also offer private instruction and coaching. The schedule and curriculum is custom tailored by out professional staff to insure that goals are met. Sailing, racing, and cruising instruction available.
From offshore cruising to grand-prix racing events both offshore and around the buoys, J/World offers a wide selection of special events. Come and have a great experience with us. Leave taking a whole new wealth of knowledge and experience from our staff.
San Francisco Bay
J/World Performance Sailing School is the preeminent source for sailing skills development.