J/World - America's Top Ranked Sailing School



J/World is "The Performance Sailing School." - Regardless of your present skill level or the type of boat you prefer, training at J/World will improve your performance as a sailor. Attending J World will teach you more about sailing than any other sailing school in the country. 

In fact, J/World has achieved the #1 ranking in America's sailing schools since inception in 1981, according to PRACTICAL SAILOR.   Practical Sailor" is the "Consumer Reports" of the marine industry. They accept no advertising and are considered a thorough, unbiased source of information. For the past 15 years J/World has been selected by them as the top sailing school in the US.  Here are some excerpts from their most recent evaluation of sailing schools:

"In our last survey of sailing schools, J/World won the highest ratings for its fleet of new, high quality boats, their challenging courses and adept instructors. Eight years later they are still the best in the business."

"J/World's customer satisfaction record was perfect. Every former student who reported was satisfied with their experience on the water and in the classroom. All felt that J/World's program was worth the money. That is a distinction no other sailing school achieved!"

The Racing and Cruising School - Since 1981, J World has taught over 30,000 people how to sail. And, each year more men, women and children from age 12 to 70 become captivated with sailing. Whether you're a beginning sailor or a racer seeking to improve your sailing performance, J World has a course to meet your goals. Current locations for J World's Sailing Schools include Annapolis, MD; Key West, FL; Newport, RI; San Diego, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

Planning Your Sail Training - Everyone at J/World is a sailor; from the teaching staff to the office staff. When you contact J/World, you will be in contact with an individual who is experienced in discussing sailing and your sailing plans.

J-World Teaching Method - J-World has been named "the Best Sailing School in America" for 20+ years for good reason: the qualifications of their instructors, beautiful locations, and the proven strength of their teaching methods. The curriculum and the capabilities of the instructors is world renowned. Since J/World's founding, the sailing, cruising and racing courses have been consistently updated and improved. The students benefit from the sailing experience of their instructors and their expertise in teaching the latest sailing techniques.

Teaching The Teachers -  At J/World each instructor trainee spends an extensive period as a "student". The staff development program sharpens the trainee's observational and listening skills while educating them to J/World's teaching method. Boundless sailing experience is only one of the strengths necessary to be accepted into the J/World instructor training program. The ability to teach as well as a passion for sharing the joy of sailing is prerequisite for all J/World instructors.

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.

The J-World Sailing Fleet - J/World makes use of the J/24, J/80, J/105 and J/120 as their sailboats for teaching you the important concept of "sailboat feel". When you make a sail adjustment you can see and feel the changes in the way the boat moves through the water-- an incredibly important element of learning how to sail well. If the boat you're learning on cannot "talk" back to you, then you are being denied a vital learning tool. At J/World, all students are taught to "listen" and "feel" the boat.

Contact any one of the above J/World locations for a sailing program to fit your needs.

Sailing for Life in Better Sailboats

Sailing is the ultimate freedom, the experience of being at one with nature and the sea, powered only by the wind and one's imagination. It's one of the few "life sports" that offers both a relaxing escape as well as an invigorating challenge. You pick your level of comfort and excitement. Sailing is never the same twice - each time on the water with your sailboat is a unique adventure that can enrich friendships, strengthen family ties, and refresh one's own sense of well-being. How many other outdoor activities can be shared with three or more family generations?  It's been said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart.

What a Difference a J Makes

Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding a sailboat that fits you - whether you aspire to sail close to home, cruise to distant shores, or take up the challenge of competitive sailing. Performance differences between sailboats are greater than differences between golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis or cars. A well-designed sailboat, like a good sports car, is an extension of its owner. It could take years of sailing other boats to learn the difference that good design and quality make to one's sailing enjoyment. Or, you can save time and take advantage of what we've designed into every "J."

J/121 Offshore Speedster for 5 or fewer Crew

J/121 offshore speedster sailing off Newport The J/121 is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just 5 or fewer crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. J/121 redefines offshore sailboat racing as a recreation and shared adventure with friends - fulfilling the growing need to simplify life and reconnect with those you really want to sail with on a boat that’s pure magic to sail. Learn more about J/121 here.

Elegance, Comfort & Style- J/112E

J112E 01 19986J/112E is the newest “E” Series of sport-cruising yachts.  An Evolution of Elegant performance cruising design. This dual- purpose 36 footer has a spacious two-cabin layout and a roomy, comfortable,  cockpit.  Perfect for the annual club cruise, offshore racing or short-handed blue-water sailing.  Learn about J/112E here.

A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer - J/88

J88 SolarSailer cockpit 001 18209The J/88 combines big boat feel with sportsboat- like acceleration.  Add a weekend interior, inboard head, engine and huge cockpit and you have a versatile 29 footer.  Blistering upwind speed of 6.5 kts and trailblazing speed offshore means smiles all around as you collect both the silverware and priceless sailing memories. Learn more about J/88 here.

J/99 - Offshore Shorthanded Speedster

J70upwind 1117 665 400 80J/99 is the newest offshore speedster. It combines headroom and comfortable interior accommodation with the tiller-driven response of a sport boat. The sail and deck plan are optimized for easy handling with fewer crew, and incorporate the latest developments from the award-winning J/121 and the new Offshore Sailing World champion J/112E. Learn more about J/99 here.

J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing

J70upwind 1117 665 400 80The J/70 speedster is a fun, fast, stable, 22 footer that can be towed behind a small SUV and ramped launched and rigged by two people.  J/70 sails upwind like her larger sibling (the J/80) and off the wind she simply flies - planing fast in moderate winds. With 1,400+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear. Learn more about J/70 here.

J/Sailing Calendar 2020

JGear marquee 2018The Perfect Gift For People Who Love Sailing!
For 2020 we've created another beautiful calendar for J sailors who love the joys of sailing a J in some of the most spectacular harbors and waters of the world.  Whether you are a cruising, racing or armchair sailor, these stunning sailboat photographs will transport you to wonderful sailing experiences in far away places. 

The 2020 sailing calendar features photos of J/24s, J/70s, J/80s, J/99, J/111s, J/121, and J/122 sailing in some of the worlds most popular waters; such as Newport, Palma Mallorca, St Barths, Chicago, Chile, Switzerland, Torquay, Valle de Bravo, and Lago di Garda. A great gift for loved ones, family, friends and crew (see gallery here). Order your 2020 J/Calendar today!

Upcoming Sailing Events

Oct 11-12- J/80 Copa de Espana- Coruna, Spain
Oct 17-20- J/88 North American Championship- Rye, New York
Oct 18-20- J/105 Masters Regatta- San Diego, CA
Oct 19-26- J/24 World Championship- Coconut Grove, FL
Oct 19- Rolex Middle Sea Race- Gzira, Malta
Oct 25-27- J/24 East Coast Championship- Annapolis, MD
Oct 25-27- J/Fest Southwest- Lakewood, TX
Oct 25-27- J/105 Lipton Cup Regatta- San Diego, CA
Nov 1-4- French J/80 Championship- La Rochelle, France

Better Sailboats for People Who Love Sailing