J World Annapolis will be closed from Saturday, December 22 through Sunday, December 29. We wish you a peace, joy and hope in this holiday season and fair winds & following seas in the coming year.
If you didn’t make it to Boat Show, check out what you missed. And if you WERE there, you can commiserate! But not even police tape around our booth didn’t stop J World Annapolis – check it all out…
Charleston Race Week overall winners of the Palmetto Trophy went to the J/122 Teamwork, owned by Robin Team. The trophy is awarded to the boat with the best performance overall for the regatta. Members of the crew included the Chesapeake Boating Club’s President Kevin Ryman and Jeff Riedle, coach at J World Annapolis, who trimmed the main and headsails, respectively. This marked the fifth time Teamwork has received the Palmetto Trophy at Charleston Race Week.
Part of being safe on the water is knowing where you are, and how to get where you want safely and efficiently. J World’s Basic Piloting & Local Navigation course is a one-day, introductory seminar designed for any boater who wants more confidence in reading a chart, interpreting and using aides to navigation (buoys, daymarks, lights and ranges), plotting basic courses and taking a GPS or visual fix. The course is taught using local area charts of Annapolis Harbor and the nearby Chesapeake Bay.
2020 Season Dates:
Course tuition is $125.
For more information and to register, email us at email@example.com or call (410) 280-2040.
Join us on April 6-7!
Due to its popularity, we’ve added an additional course date for the Coastal Navigation Two-Day Seminar & Certification This is a two-day, comprehensive and challenging classroom course on coastal navigation and piloting. Our curriculum covers charts and features, compass errors, plotting, triangulation, dead reckoning, route planning, tides, current vectors, aids to navigation and an introduction to electronic navigation. The course text is US Sailing’s Coastal Navigation book. This is an ideal course for anyone who wants to develop a solid foundation in navigation principles. This course includes US Sailing certification upon completion of Coastal Navigation written exam.
Join us on Thursday, March 14 at 7pm at J Port for a Thursday Night Racing series overview and review of the racing rules, led by new TNR Race Director Bill Simon.
Join us to learn what’s new:
Online registration & payment
Online scoring from the RC Signal Boats
Scoring – every race is scored, with more dropped races
Additional course option
Text and email notifications for schedule changes
Crew sign-up for notifications
We will do a round-the-race course rules summary focusing on your questions, then provide a debrief of protests from last year. By focusing on prior protests, we’ll address the rules that are the most in question.
*J World Alumni and current Chesapeake Boating Club members are welcome to join this seminar, as well as compete in the TNR Series on J World boats! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Unlock the mystery of how and why sailboats work. This course will help you understand everything from powering up in light air to de-powering when it gets heavy, causes of weather helm and how to balance the boat, effects of all trim adjustments from vang and jib leads to mast bend and traveler. We also will talk about spinnaker handling, broaching and recovery plus much more. Finish this class with all the knowledge and theory to make you an expert. Our most popular seminar!
Join us next Saturday, March 9th for this one-day seminar that begins at 9am sharp. It’s a great way to shake off the winter cobwebs to start thinking about the upcoming sailing season. And who doesn’t want to sail better?
Simply complete our online Registration Form and we’ll get you squared away.
J World Coaches in an epic Jenga battle on the beach in Anguilla during this year’s Alumni Cruise to the Leeward Islands.
This year’s Flotilla is now a memory, but be sure to stay tuned as plans are already underway for the 2020 Caribbean Flotilla.
Congratulations to all the J/World coaches for a job well done while sailing with clients in the 2018 NOOD regatta. We were pretty well represented across a number of fleets!
Congratulations and thanks to the crews as well
Jeff Jordan–1st place J/80, Dan Wittig–1st place J/111, Emily Decker–3rd J/105,
Mike Hobson–5th J/80, Kristen Berry–10th J/80, Ian Moriarity–10th J/70, Shannon Lockwood–10th J 70,
Dave Manheimer –J/80, Channing Houston–J/80, Steve Vincent–J/80.