Awards & Prizes
USA Junior Olympic Sailing Medals will be provided to all event organizers. Gold, silver and bronze medals for skipper and crew in each division will be supplied by US SAILING. Event organizers are responsible for engraving. If you would like to go deeper than 1st, 2nd and 3rd places (which we encourage you to do), US SAILING will sell you additional JO medals at cost. Bronze is typically used for 4th, 5th, etc. You may also supplement using other awards.
Additionally, US Sailing will provide participant giveaways and door prizes to supplement what your club and local sponsors provide.
Optimist Green Fleet The USODA recommends awarding participation medals. The green fleet medallions can be purchased for five dollars ($5) apiece. Each is a heavy-cast 2" medal with a 24" dark blue ribbon. USODA's policy is to award participation awards to all green fleet sailors, and to not award 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. place awards. To order green fleet medallions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes and awards for everyone! This is a great goal for a youth event. Add to the “official” prizes (above) any number of awards for daily finishes, mid-fleet, sportsmanship, seamanship, boatkeeping, youngest, most improved, greatest distance traveled, best recovery from imminent disaster let your imagination soar! Participant certificates (see disks), plaques or key rings will ensure that everyone goes home with a meaningful memento.
Hints on engraving medals:
- Line up engraver early
- Generic/universal engraving allows more flexibility
- The front of the medal might include "Junior Olympic Sailing” in gold, silver or bronze, so you do not need to repeat this information on the back.
Good sources for awards and prizes:
|The Plaque Smith
85 Cheese Factory Rd
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
|Noble Awards & Engraving, Inc. |
26 Beatrice Cir
Belmont, MA 02478
|Prize Possessions, Inc. |
|Rhode Island Novelty, Inc.
(Ribbons, Fun Medals, Mini Trophies)
19 Industrial Lane
Johnston, RI 02919
Party or carnival stores, as well as discount stores, may be good sources.