Typical of the JO programme, the June events are hosted by sailing organizations throughout the country: Florida, Colorado, and Michigan. With support from sponsors West Marine, Gill, and Active.com, US SAILING's JO programme is designed to give young sailors between the ages of 8 and 21 the opportunity to learn, enjoy the fun and excitement of competitive sailing, and develop skills for a lifelong involvement in the sport.
The JO programme has had a tremendous impact on the growth of youth sailing, proven by the popularity of its regattas. The 22 JO events scheduled for 2007 are expected to attract some 4,000 sailors; over the course of its history, the programme has drawn over 30,000 youth sailors.
To view the 2007 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival schedule CLICK HERE.