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spreaders and rod rigging supporting the Hall Spars carbon mast eliminate the need for a backstay and allow for a high-aspect, fully battened main that's coupled with a roller-furled headsail kept under efficient control by a patented Hoyt Jib Boom. Sheets, halyards, outhauls, and reefing lines run belowdecks and emerge at two-speed electric winches on either side of the 48-inch teak wheel.

To port, the main halyard, the single-line reefing system (another Hoyt innovation), and the mainsheet run through clutches that allow each to be used, then removed from the self-tailing winch. To starboard, the roller reefing, jib outhaul, and single jib sheet are organized in a similar manner.

Under way, the main is raised with the push of a button, and we're sailing in seconds, easily making a good 6-plus knots in just over 12 knots of wind.

And then out rolls the jib. The Hoyt Jib Boom is designed to act as a vang and

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J World Chosen Best Sailing School 3 Times Running By Practical Sailor

When a publication dedicated to unbiased evaluation of all the options available to sailors named us the top sailing school for the third time in a row, we were of course flattered. But not surprised. At J World, we have been determined to be the best from the outset.

The quality of our instructors, course curriculum and boats is also validated by the fact that we are able to offer US Sailing's official Keelboat Certification System. With this certification in hand you will be able to charter sailboats in the worlds most exotic locations.

Call us to learn more about J World's cruising prep program. Our live aboard and non-live aboard cruising courses also cover everything from navigation to auxiliary trouble-shooting to heavy weather sailing. We'll give you the skills you need to cruise with confidence.

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