J World to enter the 34th Solomons Island Invitational Race

Racing down the bay, it's a beautiful thing.
Racing down the bay, it’s a beautiful thing.

Almost nothing gets the staff of J World Annapolis more excited than acquiring new boats and getting to test them out.  As you may have heard we have acquired the J 120, Euro Trash Girl.  Though she has done the race many times, never with J World.  The race offers some great competition, night sailing and legendary morning pool party.

ARC Bahamas IS BACK!

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Did you know that J World Annapolis is now the official training partner of the World Cruising Club?  Did you know we are planning special training sessions for ARC Caribbean 1500 and ARC Bahamas participants?  Did you know J World Annapolis planning to sail the ARC Bahamas this fall and you are invited to join us?  Well its true!  Four berths remain for this “bucket list” offshore passage that departs from historic Portsmouth, VA and ends at the sunny Bluff ouse Marina on Green Turtle Cay.

Sailing with J World Annapolis and the ARC Bahamas is best way to get to the Bahamas this winter!

What’s in a name?  The Bahamas Class has been renamed ARC Bahamas, to give the fleet their own identity within the Caribbean 1500 rally.

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Euro Trash Girl Goes Cruising

At anchor in Weems Creek - day one was all about systems, boat handling and provisioning.
At anchor in Weems Creek – day one was all about systems, boat handling and provisioning.

J World Annapolis’ J/120 – EuroTrashGirl – is the perfect performance cruising machine.  With great sailing characteristics and a sea-kindly manner she is the ideal platform for learning the skills to cruise in comfort and style.  This week ETG is on patrol with skipper/coach Brad Cole cruising the middle Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis to St. Michaels and many gunk holes in between.  Look for her in Shaw Bay, at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum in St. Michaels and the creeks of Annapolis between now and Sunday.   Check out the flickr album here! Read more

Open Letter to Thursday Night Racers

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Thursday Night Racers –

Thank you for joining us for another season of the best weeknight one design racing in the world. Seriously – we are proud of our more than 60 registrants and look forward to continuing to grow Thursday Night Racing in Annapolis.

For J World Annapolis, Thursday Night Racing is more than just a tradition. It represents who we want to be in the community. We host Thursday’s to provide a fun learning environment for our alumni who race on our boats and for the rest of the community. Thursday’s offer a low cost opportunity for experiential learning. Low stress and loads of fun. Not too serious – but high quality and always education minded.

As you probably know, we offer Thursday Night Racing to our students for free. If you have taken a class with us, you can call us Thursday morning and get on a boat for the evening. A free way to gain valuable experience and hopefully a good way to meet other racers in other classes and plug into the community. If you are looking for new crew – let us know and we’ll happily send you some new and willing crew.

The sailing instructions and their amendments provide all of the information needed to go racing, but this year we thought a little explanation of why we do what we do might be welcomed by the racers. So the following is a little explanation of each of the sections of the Thursday Night Racing sailing Instructions. Read more

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