Thanks to J World Alumni Craig Savageau for putting together a video of his Thursday Night Racing race committee experience! We always love to get pictures, video, and feedback from current and former students. Check out some cool shots from the race committee boat over at the J/70 and J/80 racecourse (featuring some J World students in action!).
The video production of the second annual Junior Keelboat Regatta is provided by T2PTV.
On May 25th we hosted the first annual Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta held at the Annapolis Spring Boat Show. Five teams from local high schools; South River, Broadneck, St. Mary’s, Spalding, and Severna Park, competed in 7 races with light and shifty breeze. At the end of the day South River edged out Broadneck for the victory. Team pictured here with J World head coach Dave Manheimer.
ARC – Euro Trash Girl (Part 5)
I really gained a lot of valuable sailing/cruising knowledge on this trip, perhaps even more than I had expected. The formal “US Sailing Certified” sailing courses that I’ve attended so far have all been taught by JWorld Annapolis, they include 6 Day Basic Keel Boat, Basic Cruising and Coastal Navigation. They have terrific equipment and more importantly a team of professional instructors who really know how to teach the art of sailing. The additional skills that I learned during this blue water passage from JWorld’s Director/Captain Jeff and Captain Tony is priceless. Like all of the previous courses I took these two captains provided instruction in a clear and comprehensive way while always maintaining a relaxed environment! Read more
ARC – S/V Euro Trash Girl (Part 2 The Long Wait)
Ocean Marine Yacht Center located in Portsmouth Virginia is where S/V Euro Trash Girl would spend the next few nights tied up. Our 2 Captains, Jeff and Tony, remained at the marina after we docked to meet with ARC officials. The rest of the crew enjoyed a warm summer like stroll towards our hotel along the rivers bulk head, it was a beautiful day. Of course being the good sailors that we are we decided to delay checking into our rooms and grabbed seats at the bar! After a couple hours of wondering what happened to our skippers….in they walk looking exhausted and in need of a cocktail(s)! They said they had a short list of items to tend to in order to pass the ARC safety requirements, most were easy fixes such as adding a 6 foot length of line to our bucket! The most time sensitive item was replacing our LifeSling because there wasn’t a date of manufacture/inspection on it, our new unit would be overnighted to the marina! ALL issues resolved! Read more
Longtime alumnus, Norm Olson, and a slew of JWA coaches sailed his boat QA 2 to a tie for first on day one of Annapolis Labor Day Regatta. Below is a breakdown of the race by tactician Kent Bartlett:
Day One of the inaugural Annapolis Yacht Club Labor Day Regatta was challenging. The tide predictions were way off. At 1130 it was predicted that the current would be at its maximum sending water out of the bay away from Annapolis when in reality it was flooding and it took two whole races to convince me of that fact. I thought it was just going to switch late if anything but really it was just going to do the exact opposite of what some scientist thought it was going to do. In the days leading up to Day One the forecasts said it would be light but the next day the forecasts bumped up a little and that happened every day. On the morning of Day One the forecasts said 8-10 knots and it was 8-10 knots. Let’s give those meteorologists a raise. Read more
Long standing Chesapeake Bay contender Eurotrash Girl joins the J World stable today. She is a ocean equipped J 120 with a long list of victories and smiles on her resume. The J 120 is the boat we have been pining for here at the world for years. She is a modern comfortable cruiser that is right at home on the race course as well. We plan to use her to expand our cruising course curriculum and add some big boat racing programs. Stay tuned.
Our student Justin and coach Dave enjoying great breeze and finally some sunshine! As most of you know, I think the springtime is the best sailing on the bay. Lace up you Sperry’s, grab a fleece and join us out on the water.
Three days before I leave for the warm waters of Florida and the Caribbean we get hit with a “polar votex”, really a vortex? So enquiring minds want to know why this happened. So here is the explanation, http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/06/showbiz/polar-vortex-explanation/ . By the way, it was 28 degrees south of Jacksonville this morning.