New Festival Format featuring On-Water Boat Demos and On-Shore Festival Activities
The USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals are NEW for 2022 with an updated format, returning to the original mission to capture the Olympic spirit and introduce youth sailors to their next steps in the sport. Each festival will feature on-water boat demos and on-shore activities for youth racers to experience fast, fun, modern sailing and learn from industry experts.
Key Highlights of the Festivals:
Boat demos featuring modern boats and boards
On-shore education and activities for youth racers
Modular format gives participants the chance to engage in multiple activities
Parent education on racing pathways, Olympic development, college sailing, and more
The festival series will kick off on June 10-12 in Pensacola, Florida with a first of its kind Youth Performance Sailing Festival. This special event will use a modular clinic format to introduce youth sailors to a range of performance boats.
We expect to have the following boats available for sailing and/or demonstrations:
Performance skiffs: 29er, O’Pen Skiff
Foiling boats: Wing Board (Cabrinha), IQ Foil, UFO (foiling single handed catamaran), Nacra 17 (foiling)
Training boats: 29er (mentioned above), Nacra 15
Sportboats: VX One, Viper
Each boat will have approximately 1-1/2 hour sessions in the water. Participants will be divided into subgroups that will rotate between the different boats during the day. A specific schedule will be developed once registration is complete.
Some instructor names include: Daniel Ware (Cabrinha), Chris Alexander (VX One CRW champion)
Presentations by John Pearce, US Sailing Youth Competition Manager, and American Magic America’s Cup team member.
Entry Fee: $120 for sailors and $100 for parents and coaches
Don’t miss this chance to experience the future of sailing in Pensacola!
The USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals are sponsored nationally by New England Ropes and Cabrinha.