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Which J World is the best?

bporter: I am a J-World Newport alumn myself. I want to send my 28 year old financee to the beginner program but she is concerned that it will be all teenage guys. During your week what was the approximate compisition of the classes?
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My wife and I are Jworld alums (Key West) and they make an effort to match the crews by age and experience. Our boat was all late thirties and mid forties. Some were all younger. If she has concerns you should talk to them and they will bend over backwards to accomodate you. Jim
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Thanks, Jim. I will give them a call.
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There were three of us in the five day advanced racing - I believe I was the youngest at 35 although I was too much of a gentleman to ask the woman with us her age. Just a guess since her husband was in his forties.

The instructors are young (early 20''s to 30''s), but the students in my class were not teenagers, with one exception of a father & son taking intro to sailing together. I think teenage guys are in youth sailing at yacht clubs and so forth, the cost of J World probably ups the age limit, no?

One interesting note from talking with the instructors - the Newport weekend classes tend to have more students than the weekday classes. The opposite is true in Key West - the full week classes are the busiest and weekends are dead.

They said that it''s because you can get to Newport easily for a weekend from a lot of places, but most people going to Key West travel the weekend to get there.

We had a total of seven students in the 5-day classes, 3 adv racing, 2 intermediate, and 2 learn to sail.

More students is a mixed bag. You get more helm time with fewer students, but for the racing drills you have fewer boats to start against.
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