Youth sailing is the future of our sport. US Sailing is committed to ensuring that young people learn how to sail from certified instructors in a safe and fun environment. We have set the standard for youth sailing programs in the U.S.
Dreams start here
US Sailing Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals are the spark that ignite a lifelong love for sailing. For young sailors who are new to racing and experienced junior sailors with Olympic aspirations, USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals are the perfect starting line.
Every year 4,000 young sailors join in the fun and excitement of Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals. These events improve racing skills, connect young sailors with new friends and serve as a guide to a pathway of sailing adventure. A JO event at your club can energize your youth program through a mix of competition, fun sailing activities and skill-builder clinics for sailors at all levels.
The US Sailing Skill Builder Clinics boost the level of expertise at your yacht club or sailing center by providing top-notch coaching for sailors and learning opportunities for program directors, local coaches, race managers and volunteers.
US Sailing Junior Championship events are great for young sailors seeking good competition and opportunities to improve their skills. Several of our national championships include pre-regatta clinics instructed by top-notch coaches from around the country. Participants make friends and important connections through their US Sailing National Championship experience.
Youth Sailing Resources
CleverPig.org was created for aspiring youth and young adult sailors who were looking to take the next step in their sailing careers. Clever Pig features resources, information, news and more valuable content for sailors, parents and coaches.