Youth Sailing

USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals

2024 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals

The USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals, often referred to as the "JO's", are regional youth regattas and clinics that capture the Olympic spirit and introduce youth sailors to their next steps in the sport. The JO's bring together youth sailors, parents, coaches, and sailing organizations for fun, exciting sailing and helpful information about lifelong sailing and Youth Performance pathways.

JO Regatta Highlights:

  • What: Large, regional youth regattas featuring quality racing plus on-shore activities and education on racing pathways, Olympic development, college sailing, etc.
  • Who: Youth racers of all ages
  • Boat Types: Vary by region, typically including Optimist, ILCA (Laser), Club 420, and other regionally popular boats. Please refer to the JO calendar for the boats at each event.

JO Clinic Highlights:

  • What: "Try-it-out" style clinics introducing youth racers to new boats and sailing disciplines. Modular format allows participants to rotate through a variety of boats during the clinic.
  • Who: Experienced youth racers interested in trying new boats and sailing disciplines. Coaches and program leaders are also encouraged to attend.
  • Boat Types: Geared towards the more advanced "Performance" classes, such as foiling, windsurfing, wingfoiling, skiffs and catamarans. Please refer to the JO calendar for the boats at each event.

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