The 2012 Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Chesapeake Bay Open is a youth sailing regatta to be held just 3 weeks before the beginning of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Highlights will include opening ceremonies with ESPN Personality and sailing promoter Gary Jobson officiating, high-quality clinics, community outreach, a youth-oriented “Olympic Village”, and three days of fun and competitive junior sailing. This is a double high point event for CBYRA. The Annapolis Yacht Club Junior Regatta (7/6), the Sandy McVickar/SSA Regatta (7/7), and the Hobie Youth North American Championships run concurrently with the Junior Olympics (7/6-8).
US SAILING's Junior Olympic Sailing 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 2012, 30 events are planned in the continental United States and Hawaii and over 4,500 sailors expected to participate. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US SAILING and sponsored nationally by West Marine, and Gill.
Membership in US SAILING is required for each competitor.
This includes helmsmen and crew for double-handed classes.
Sailors can join online at http://membership.ussailing.org.
Membership status will be checked at registration.