Special Cruising Courses
J/World Sailing conducts special cruising events designed to provide both exceptional adventures, and the perfect opportunity to advance sailing and cruising skills. Courses are conducted on well found and equipped vessels by licensed US Coast Guard Captains and certified J/World instructors. This is hands-on, real world experience. If you have dreamed of the cruising lifestyle there is no better way to prepare for broader horizons.
Hawaii to California Offshore Cruise
J/World Sailing School runs various cruising itineraries along the Western coast of Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. Using our office in Puerto Vallarta in the beautiful Banderas Bay as our home base, we can provide a wide range of experiences. Remote islands, sleepy shore-side villages, stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and top tier sailing conditions make this one of the best places in the world for cruising.
A J/World Sailing School instructor will be with you the whole time on these liveaboard cruising courses, and you may earn your US Sailing Bareboat Cruising certification. We’ll make sure that you get the experience, knowledge, and confidence to go it alone next time! Since we keep the student to instructor ratio very low to make sure you get lots of personal attention.
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.