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Which J World is the best?
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.