Offering all levels, from Basic Keelboat to Offshore Passagemaking
J/World Sailing School
When it comes to Sailing Courses, we are “the Best in the Business”
For over 18 years, J/World Performance Sailing School has been selected as the top sailing school in America. Regardless of your present skill level or the type of boat you prefer, your training at J/World and our exceptional sailing courses will improve your performance as a sailor. By attending J/World Sailing School, you will learn more about sailing than any from other sailing school in the country. Learn more about J/World Sailing School by clicking here.
Sailing, Cruising, and Racing – Comprehensive Sailing Instruction
Just a sailboat racing school? Absolutely not! Learning Performance Sailing means learning to sail any boat on any body of water better, safer, and more efficiently. It means truly understanding the dynamics of the wind on the sails, and the water on the hull. Each year men, women, and children from age 7 to 70 become captivated with sailing. Whether you’re a beginning sailor learning to sail, an active cruiser, or a racer seeking to improve your fleet standings, J/World sailing school has a course to meet your goals.
J/World Sailing School: A Program Like No Other
J/World Sailing School is unparalleled in numerous aspects: we have selected some of the finest sailing destinations in the world for our sailing facilities. We use modern generation boats and equipment that are maintained in excellent condition. Most of our instructors are full time, professional sailing coaches, who have an extensive knowledge and deep passion for the sport of sailing. Our sailing course curriculum has been polished by thirty years of teaching sailors. Just like the fact that all universities are not created equally, sailing schools also vary in quality. Do some research. Ask around. The more you do, the more likely you will come to J/World Sailing School.
J/World’s Sailing School’s Instructional Method
J/World Sailing School has been rated “the best sailing school in America” for good reason. Beyond the qualifications of our sailing instructors and our beautiful locations, we have the proven strength of our teaching method. Our curriculum and the capabilities of our instructors is world renowned. Since J/World’s founding in 1981, our courses have been consistently updated and improved. Our students benefit from the sailing experience of our instructors and their expertise in teaching the latest sailing techniques.
Six Hours on the Water Every Day
You will learn more in one session at J/World than you would in a full season of trial-and-error sailing. No sailing school spends more course time on the water than J/World, and there are no half-day courses, only a commitment to teaching students who are dedicated to mastering sailing. Sailing is an experiential sport. You can talk theory or read about it until you are blue in the face, but it doesn’t mean anything until you get out and do it!
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.
J World offers a wide variety of special events for sailing enthusiasts, racers, and cruisers. No other sailing organization in the world offers as many or as diverse a set of sailing opportunities as J World. And no one comes close to offering the exceptional experiences that our team provides.
J/World provides sailors with the opportunities to join in offshore races like the Transpac, to cruise in both coastal and offshore waters, and to participate in some of the best regattas on the West Coast (and beyond). These are true adventures, and you can learn the intricacies of sailing in the best way possible: by doing.
Private instruction will give you fully personalized attention from one of the best sailing instructors in the country. We can arrange custom sailing and/or cruising instruction for individuals or groups at prices which compare favorably to standard courses. We will custom tailor the curriculum to meet your specific goals, and maintain flexible schedules which will accommodate your needs. We can conduct the training on of of our fleet boats, or aboard your boat. We can work with individuals or full teams/crews. Our staff has worked with thousands of sailors and racers to help them advance their skills and knowledge.
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
J/World Performance Sailing School is the preeminent source for sailing skills development.