Letter to JO Event Organizer
Dear Junior Olympic Sailing Festival Organizer,
We are pleased to have West Marine, Gill and Sperry Top-Sider as the official national JO sponsors. In addition to their support at the national level, they will be providing prizes for every event this year.
JO Program highlights:
Our purpose in developing Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals is to broaden the base of youth sailing. Our goal is to establish Junior Olympic events around the country and to create excitement about sailing and racing for our young sailors. While all Festivals should incorporate fun and learning, each will feature different levels of competition.
Increasing the number of sailors, especially entry-level sailors, is an important goal of the Junior Olympic Program. We ask you to set a goal of increased participation at your JO event more racers or beginning sailors. Use your imagination, and let us know what worked for you.
We ask you, the event organizer, to keep these goals in mind while you use this JO Events Manual to help create your own unique Junior Olympic Sailing Festival. As we expand our program of Junior Olympic Sailing events in future years, we welcome your input and suggestions.
Very best wishes for a successful Junior Olympic Sailing Festival,