J/World Special Events
J/World proudly offers the ultimate in offshore racing programs. We realize that is it difficult to gain good experience in offshore racing, and so we have constructed programs to help individuals advance their game to the level where they are comfortable offshore, can contribute positively to racing teams, and/or mount an offshore campaign of their own. We conduct big-boat training aboard our tuboed 50 foot ultralight Hula Girl in an active and highly instructional environment. Most programs have a 2:1 student to instructor ratios, insuring that everyone gets a tremendous amount of personal attention.
There are no other programs like ours anywhere in the world!
Our offshore programs, put together and managed by J/World, are absolutely unique in the world of yachting. You are a truly active and integral member of the team. We don’t load the boat with clients to the point where no one gets to do anything. We won’t just park you over a grinding pedestal We aren’t just taking you for a ride like so many big boat programs. You are sailing the boat. You get to drive, trim, navigate… whatever your interests are, we’ll be sure that you get to exercise that muscle.
We limit enrollment to six clients. With three coaches aboard, that’s a 2:1 ratio that means everyone aboard gets a ton of personal attention from our extremely experienced staff.
These programs are fully turn-key, and managed by a team of sailors who are hand selected for both their extensive sailing background, and their ability to coach well and share their knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm with others. The afloat staff is supported by our expert shore team, insuring that you have the time of your life.
The boat is owned by J World. This is crucial… it is not some charterboat that we tap into for occasional use. It is our boat, campaigned regularly by our team. To you, this means that the equipment is on absolutely top condition, the boat is maintained to the highest competitive standards, and the safety equipment onboard is second to none.
The J World Offshore Programs are singular in the world of yachting. If you have heard of other pay to play programs or you have joined the ‘cattle boat’ programs that dominate the market, it’s time to rethink your experience. There is no other program in the world like J World Offshore.
Los Angeles to Hawaii, July of ‘odd’ years.
San Francisco to Hawaii, July of ‘even’ years.
Newport to Cabo Race
West Coast downhill racing at its best, March of ‘odd’ years.
San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race
A true West Coast classic. March of ‘even’ years.
California Offshore Race Week
San Francisco to San Diego in three great legs/events combined into one week.
Offshore Training Courses
The ultimate in learning offshore racing. Run periodically, contact us for details.
J/World offers a variety of special racing events designed to educate racers and provide fantastic hands-on experiences.
If you want to advance you racing game to the next level, these events provide the rare opportunity to come join J/World coaches for training sessions and classroom lectures that have been refined over many decades to provide the ultimate learning experiences. Many of these events are married with real regattas in which YOU get to compete in an actual regatta with J/World coaching.
This is the best way to get fast, fast!
Most programs have a maximum of three students per boat so everyone aboard receives a generous amount of personal attention. Topics covered include boat-handling, sail-handling, sail trim, tuning, starting, strategy, tactics, and rules.
San Diego Midwinter Clinic and Regatta
February in San Diego. Three day clinic and two days of racing.
MEXORC Clinic and Regatta
March of ‘even’ years, this is one fantastic event!
Banderas Bay Clinic and Regatta
March in Puerto Vallarta. Three days in a clinic, and three days of racing in the tropics!
Yachting Cup Clinic and Regatta
Three days in a J/World Racing Clinic followed by two days of racing in the Yachting Cup. San Diego in late April, early May.
St. Martin Heineken Regatta
Join our J/World coaches for an alumni flotilla and this epic regatta!
J/105 Racing Clinics
Run periodically at our San Diego and San Francisco locations, conducted on the J/105 however applicable to keelboat racers of all types.
J/World comes to you! Our world-class coaches will hit the road to visit your club or fleet!
When the time is right to broaden your horizons, J/World has some truly special cruising opportunities. Whether you strive to become more capable at coastal cruising, or are looking to get some offshore miles under your belt, the best way to further your skills is under the watchful tutelage of an expert skipper and instructor.
Our staff is US Coast Guard licensed, US Sailing Certified, and tremendously experienced. We create a pleasurable and constructive learning environment aboard to insure that everyone gets to learn by doing, and has an enjoyable experience in the process.
Renowned cruising rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas starting in late October each year.
Hawaii to California
True offshore passagemaking, late July of every summer.
Cruising courses conducted out of our Puerto Vallarta facility. Coastwise along the mainland and Baja, destinations include Cabo, San Blas, Coral Island, Punta Mita, Yelapa, Cayeres, and many more!
Liveaboard Cruising Courses
San Francisco Bay, Southern California and the Channel Islands, or the tropical playground or Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.
San Francisco Bay