J Port Staff Continues its Winning Tradition

 

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.

Basic Piloting and Local Navigation Seminar

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Have you ever run aground?  Never cruised to Cantlers for crabs?  Declined a raft-up invitation because you didn’t know how to access Lake Ogleton for the rendez-vous?  Could you successfully find your way back to the dock in dense fog?
If any of these apply to you, then you need to be here this Saturday!

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.

This classroom course runs from 9am – 4pm this Saturday, April 13th. Course tuition is $125. For more information and to register, email us at info@jworldannapolis.com or call (410) 280-2040.

In Case Your Missed It – We’ve added another date for our Coastal Navigation certification!

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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.

Thursday Night Racing Rules Seminar – This Thursday Evening

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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

Rules Review
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 info@jworldannapolis.com for more information.

Our Sail Trim & Balance Seminar is Right Around the Corner!

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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.

A Jenga Battle for the Ages

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!!

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Annapolis NOODs award ceremony.

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.

Click here for Complete results

Battling Old Man Winter

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J World Annapolis Winter Update

The winter months often bring dismay to many sailors across the country. Before becoming a full time sailing coach I can recall experiencing withdrawal and seasonal affective disorder between the months of  November and April. The lack of vitamin D, physical activity, and yachty karate can be unbearable at times. So what does J World Annapolis do all winter?

 

Frostbiting

Frostbite racing, hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club, satiates our sailing cravings for November and early December. This year we had three teams participate on board our J80s. Each day started with a thorough discussion on the conditions, goals, and expectations. We would often find a few points to focus on while racing, usually based on lessons learned the week before. We would leave the dock, spend about an hour practicing before the first race, and gather our strategy for the start. The Frostbite series consists two races each Sunday. With a non-spinnaker format, point to point racing, and a warm lunch between races it offers a more laid back gate way into racing. By removing the often commanding boat handling required by the spinnaker it allows for more focus on down wind sailing angles, strategy, and tactics. For some this is a nice conclusion to the sailing season, for us it is just the start of a new one.

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Courageous: Turner’s Quest for America’s Cup Glory

Got America’s Cup fever? Check out this documentary of Ted Turner, media mogul, in his quest for America’s Cup glory.

 

Here’s the film summary from SailingScuttlebutt.com:
After his first experience in 1974 as skipper of Mariner did not go well, Turner acquired the 1974 America’s Cup winning 12 Meter, Courageous, in 1977 for his second attempt at the America’s Cup.

At the time Turner was a new owner of the Atlanta Braves which was consistently at the bottom of the standings in major league baseball. But Turner was always the optimist. When asked how he liked losing all the time, he said, “We are not losing, we are just learning how to win.” True to his word Turner, won the 1977 America’s Cup match, and the Braves went on to win the World Series.

NBC’s new documentary takes you on an amazing journey to witness Turner’s quest to over-come adversity and become a champion. There is a lot to be learned from this inspiring film for athletes in any sport, and for all business entrepreneurs. Hard work, a loyal team, and persis-tence pays off.

Turner launched the Cable News Network just three years after his America’s Cup victory and went on to become one of the most successful business visionaries in American history, and eventually became an important philanthropist and environmentalist.

The story is told with clarity and portrays the emotional roller coaster ride these athletes had to endure before winning at their beloved sport.

The interviewees in the film include baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, Braves CEO Terry McGuirk, and many of Turner’s sailing crew including Gary Jobson and Robbie Doyle.

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