• Sailing Fundamentals

    Our beginner level courses are designed to insure you get off to a smooth start. First, you will be placed aboard with other students of similar skill and experience levels. Learn more

  • Introduction to Racing

    We will work on boathandling, sail trim and spinnaker handling during the first part of the week and then move on to starting and boat against boat speed and tactical drills. Learn more

  • U.S. Sailing Certifications

    Learning to sail is part dream, part great instruction, and part hands-on experience. All of these come together in the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification System. Learn more

Winter Racing Programs

Registration is now open for our winter racing programs. Call us at 410.280.2040 for more information.

Chesapeake Boating Club adds new membership benefits for 2017

Exciting things are happening at J/World and the Chesapeake Boating Club!

In 2016 Chesapeake Boating Club acquired J/World Annapolis sailing school, at J Port. Although we have shared this location for over 20 years, we previously operated as separate companies. This merger will add additional value and benefits to your club membership. J World is a nationally recognized sailing school that teaches all levels of boating from beginning safe boater courses to offshore passage making. The Boating Club’s acquisition provides all members with the following new benefits for the 2017 season.

  • FREE 3 hour tune up session 
  • 20% off all standard courses
  • Ability to sit in on any morning lectures
  • Free social/chalk talk on the third Saturday of every month (March-September)
  • Ability to participate on any of the offsite adventure travel events.

 

The merger has created the following portfolio of offerings:

 

Instruction –  Sail and Powerboat – on our boat or yourswww.jworldannapolis.com   

410-280-2040

Boat Sharing – Annual memberships for Sail and Power – Better than owning. www.chesapeakeboatingclub.com   

410-280-8692

Sailing Excursions –  Captained 3 hour outings for up to 20 passengers – perfect for partieswww.sailthepintita.com   

443-463-4488

Dockside Accommodations – Spend the night afloat on Sojourner instead of in a hotel.   www.vrbo.com/202132   

410-280-8692

Adventure Travel – Regattas and cruising adventures on the bay and beyond.    www.jworldannapolis.com   

410-280-2040

 

Membership options include unlimited use for 12 months; for less than the cost of a slip and insurance.

 

Sail 1 or Power 1 Mid Week: $2,090.00 plus tax.     Smaller runabouts and day sailors 

Sail 1 or Power 1: $2,900.00 plus tax

Sail 2 or Power 2 Mid Week: $4,400.00 plus tax     Larger overnight cruisers + level 1 boats

Sail 2 or Power 2: $6,400.00 plus tax

Please inquire about combo membership pricing.

 

Stop dreaming – start boating !

Let us know how we can help you get out on the water today.

 

The J/Port Crew

410-280-8692    Boating Club

410-280-2040    J/World

J/70 Racing Season Heats Up

Fifty-three J/70 teams traveled to Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida for the first event of the 2016-2017 Quantum J/70 Winter Series on December 10-11. Basking in sunshine and breeze between 10-18 knots for seven races, Marty Kullman on Reach Around finished strong to secure the weekend victory with 13 points.  J World was there with a three student and one coach team as well as providing coaching and logistics support to several other J/70 teams from around the country.

Kullman was able to discard a 15 from the opening contest, and added in four bullets. Bruno Pasquinelli’s Stampede took second place with 19 points, followed by Darby Smith’s Africa with 35.

The 23-boat Corinthian division was topped by Andrew Loe.

 

What’s in the bag man?

Packing for an island adventure is always tough. Somehow, no matter how little I bring – I always bring too much. I have been adjusting what I bring on these sorts of trips and below is what I would suggest is “must brings” for a trip like the upcoming BVI Flotilla.

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What you bring your stuff in is actually a pretty big consideration. Schlepping through the airport, getting on/off busses, cabs and ferries and then storing it all when you get aboard are serious considerations for you bag of choice. For me, a soft duffel in the 45-90 liter range is just the ticket. I prefer the 45, but sometimes have to bring the bigger bag if I have a bunch of teaching materials. If you don’t bring your multitool – it is pretty easy to walk on with this bag.

While I wouldn’t want to hike the Appalachian Trail with the bag, it does sling on your back pretty easily. If you don’t stuff it full your carryon bag should fit inside making for a one bag transfer when you hit the ground. The most important part is that it packs flat when you get to the boat or can do double duty. Anything with wheels and hard sides isn’t going to do that. I am partial to the Patagonia Black Hole series of bags, but any duffel will do.

You won’t be wearing shoes for most of your trip. It is a fact. Flip flops will cover most of your shore side footwear (no shoes required in many places) and a pair of running shoes would cover the rest. Think light and leave the slingbacks and boots at home. This past trip I wore Astral Filipe’s and loved them for the whole trip. I brought my Astral Brewer’s… but never wore them. Had we done more hiking, I would have been happy to have them there.

You need two swimsuits. No more. One is drying and the other one you are wearing. Switch as needed. Black Patagonia Baggies or your favorite board shorts are all you will need for in the water, on the boat and at the restaurant or bar. A pair of lightweight pants can be OK for buggy nights, but frankly I think they are overkill. If you justify them as something to wear on the plane you can get away with it – but once you hit the airport…change. It gets hot quick.

Two long sleeve tech shirts, one light button down shirt with a collar (for the plane or if you want to feel fancy) and you can call it good.

I lightweight rain jacket will keep the squalls off your back, but frankly they are short lived, feel pretty good as a wash down and the charter boats are so well protected it isn’t needed.

Bring your phone. I travelled this past event and used my phone (iPhone 7plus) as my email, camera and navigation tool. I have a travel keyboard which makes email easy. Arrange international service with your provider before you go for no hassle comms, and take tons of photos and video. You don’t need your computer. If you can’t do what you need to do from your phone, then it will wait for when you return.

They charter company has plenty of snorkel gear. You don’t need your own. But if you think you will snorkel one other time this year… bring your own mask and snorkel. Use their fins, unless you are also using fins in your masters swimming practice.

Hat and sunglasses are key. Bring a hat you don’t have to return with. It will likely get blown off, crushed or left on the dance floor.

In addition to your normal toiletries – bring campsuds. Most of your showering will take place on the back of the boat. Jump in. Get out. Wash down. Jump in. Get out. Freshwater rinse. Campsuds make that process better.

OK, so that’s my bag… what are you bringing?

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