ATTENTION RACERS: Be sure to register by June 26, 2018 to avoid late fees.
Young sailors (ages 8-18) in search of great competition, quality coaching, and a fun time on and off the water will find a special experience at a US Sailing Junior Olympics Festival.
Junior Olympics Sailing Festivals share one common goal: providing youth sailors with opportunities to learn and enjoy comnpetitive sailing and developmental skills for a lifelong involvement in the sport.
PYC's Junior Sailing Program (PjYC) encourages camaraderie among young sailors and promotes sportsmanship on and off the water. PjYC is pleased to have world-renowned racer, César Travado, from Spain as Sailing Director. He has established a relentless training program for our young sailors. For more information on joining the program, contact César at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pensacola Yacht Club, chartered in 1908, is a private club for members and their guests situated on 17 acres at the mouth of Chico Bayou. Enjoy the full-service restaurant and bar, banquet, and meeting rooms, and large, modern swimming pool.
The club offers breathtaking views of Pensacola Bay, a totally new marina, and a sandy beach for swimming, kayaking, and launching small boats. PYC is an exceptional venue for large racing regattas, training programs such as US Sailing's Safety at Sea Courses, and special events.
US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Sailing Program is a nationwide series of sailing regattas for youth ages 8-18.
Junior Olympic Program Goals:
Lasers - Club 420s - Optimists
All sailors will be responsible for their boats being in compliance with the class rules. The Race and/or Protest Committee may inspect or measure any equipment and/or sail at any time. Each yacht must have all safety equipment as specified in the class rules. Failure to have such equipment is grounds for disqualification from that race. NOTE: US Coast Guard Approved Lifejackets only, which depend 100% on foam for flotation, and is the appropriate size for the sailor.
NOTE: This information is contained in the Notice of Race.
Friday June 29, 2018:
0900 – 1600 -- Clinics for Opti and Opti Green, 420, and Laser
1500 – 1800 -- Early Check-in for Coaches and Sailors
1730 -- Mandatory Race Committee Meeting
1800 -- Mandatory Safety Committee Meeting
Saturday June 30, 2018:
0730 – 0830 -- Continental Breakfast and Check-in; Sailors collect their lunch
0845 -- Opening Ceremony
0900 -- Skippers, Coaches, and Parents Meeting (Mandatory)
1155 -- First Warning
Lunch -- On the water
Sunday July 1, 2018:
0730 – 0830 -- Continental Breakfast; Sailors collect their lunch
1055 -- First Warning
Lunch -- On the water
1500 -- No first Warning Signal after this time
Awards Ceremony -- Following final race
All regatta participants and families should make their travel and lodging plans right away. It is "high season" for tourists in the Pensacola area.
Pensacola's central tourism bureau at www.VisitPensacola.com offers a fine collection of recommendations for lodging, dining, events, places to see, and things to do. Request a free Visitor's Guide.
Visit the Regatta Network registration website to complete your online registration, medical consent form (waiver), and make updates as needed. All sailors should be members of US Sailing in good standing. Each competitor should confirm they are registered by checking the registration list on the event registration page.
Registration Deadline: Racers should fully complete their registration by June 26, 2018. An additional late entry fee of $25 shall be paid for late registrations completed June
Each event in this family of regattas is hosted by a different club or sailing organization, but all events share a common goal: to encourage young sailors to enjoy sailing, to develop their sailing skills and become lifetime sailors. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of fun and learning at all levels, from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations. This year 30 events are planned for waters in the continental United States and Hawaii and 5,000 sailors are expected to compete. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US Sailing and sponsored nationally by Gill, Sperry, New England Ropes, Zim Sailing and KO Sailing.
Download the US Sailing Junior Olympics fact sheet for more details.
Chairman: James Simkins
Principal Race Officer (PRO) and Fleet Captain: Hal Smith
Marketing and Communications Director: Talbot Wilson
Email: email@example.com, Cell: 850-217-7138
PYC Sailing Director: Cesar Travado
PYC General Manager: Jim Warwick
1897 Cypress St, Pensacola, FL 32502 USA