Host a JO Festival

A JO Festival can be the spark that ignites your junior sailing program. Your club or community sailing program can host a JO event that incorporates competition, education and fun.

Responsibilities of a JO host

What makes JO events different?

  • A national program that ties all events together.
  • National publicity
  • Support of generous national sponsors: Gill, Sperry, New England Ropes and Zim Sailing.
  • Introduction of the Olympic aspect (opening ceremony, podium medal ceremony, etc.)
  • JO medals for skipper and crew
  • Education incorporated at all events; Fun activities at select events.
  • Lots of participant giveaways and door prizes.
  • A top-notch event, consistent with US Sailing’s standards of outstanding race management.
  • Kid-friendly NOR and SI guidelines
  • A website full of tools and resources to make your event better!

Want to host a JO?  Get started here!

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