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I''m a beginner and will attend sailing school this summer. Based upon what I''ve read and heard, it seems that J World is clearly the best. But, which J World location is the best (for me)?

My only experience sailing was 6 years ago as J30 crew on Lake Michigan. I went on about 10 races, including a Tri-State, which was enough for me to fall in love with sailing and to decide that, someday, I would learn how to and own a boat. Well, someday is finally here.

Inasmuch as I live in the Chicago area, my future sailing will be on Lake Michigan. (Yes, I''m beginning to research first-boat buying, but that''s another story (and another Message Board).) I will take the 5-day Learn to Sail course, probably followed immediately by a second course (undecided).

Any recommendations, comments or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I went to J-World in Newport, RI when I was 15 years old. Probably learned more in five days then my in my previous 3 summers of sailing. Newport is a great town and the weather is typically good in the summer. We have the benefit of 15+ knots winds and generally flat seas on most days.
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Patty and I took the learn to sail course from J world at Key West. Of course this location is no good for summer, but makes for a fun vacation. We would reccomend J world without hesitation, it was a fantastic learning experience, we went from very inexperienced sailors to confident and secure in just a week. Jim
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Didn''t J-World recently pull out of Key West?
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We were in KW for a vacation this last March and I saw their boats in the harbor. If they did pull out they only did it after that. The ads I see in the sailing mags still list KW. Jim L
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Hi BigO:

I am looking at sailing schools also and I would appreciate any info on J-world. Do they have a website?? I have not been able to locate one. If not do you have a phone # for them you could share??

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www.sailjworld.com

They have 5 locations in the US -- Annapolis, Key West, San Diego, San Francisco and Newport, RI. Probably a toss up as to which one is "best" unless someone has done a comparison. I live and sail close to the one in Annapolis and have heard good things about it FWIW.
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Here it is, bderosa:

www.jworldschool.com

I believe you can''t go wrong at any of their locations - they''re all top-notch.
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Thanks to all who replied to my posting.

FYI, I decided upon J World Annapolis, where I''ll be attending next month.

I''ll probably "see" you in the near future on the Buying a Boat Message Board.
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I am currently attending J World in Newport, RI (I live here).

First of all - it''s an excellent program.

J World Newport and JWorld Key West are the same program - they ship most of the instructors and boats to Florida in the winter and to Newport in the summer. So you can''t go to J World KW in June, or in Newport in early April.

The other J World schools are independent.
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