US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Program is a nationwide series of regattas for youth ages 8 to 21. Each event in this family of regattas is hosted by a different club or organization, but all events share a common goal: to promote the enjoyment of sailing and development of skills to young sailors as well as provide an Olympic pathway for talented junior sailors.
Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels–from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations.
In 2015, 30 events are planned in the continental United States and Hawaii and over 4000 sailors expected to participate. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US Sailing and sponsored nationally by West Marine, Gill and Sperry.
News and Alerts:
- Photo Gallery –
JO Windsurfing Festival in Vineyard Haven (Mass.) Beverly YC Jr Regatta (Marion, Mass.)
NBYA Jr Race Week at Fort Getty (Jamestown, RI)
- The Boston Globe (Mass.): Junior Sailors Take Part in Winthrop Regatta
- The Boston Globe (Mass.): Winthrop Yacht Club Hosting Junior Olympic Sailing Festival
- The Penobscot Bay Pilot (Maine): 110 boats, 168 sailors and a boatload of solid racing in Camden Harbor
- The News-Herald (Ohio): Mentor Harbor YC Hosts Skill Builder Clinic (article & video)
- USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival 2015 Season Preview
- Get your youth sailors involved at a JO Festival in your area