2008 US Junior Olympic Sailing Festival

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The Lake Saint Louis Sailing Club is hosting the 2008 US Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Midwest, on June 20-22, 2008, in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. We plan to race fleets of Sunfish (singles and doubles), Lasers, Optis and Club 420s.

The 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 2008, 21 events are planned in the continental United States and Hawaii and nearly 4,000 sailors expected to participate. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US SAILING and sponsored by West Marine, Gill and Active.com.

We invite junior sailors of all skill levels to come join us for a fun-filled weekend of sailing and camaraderie. We'll have Friday clinics for the experienced and novice sailors, and racing on Saturday and Sunday. Sailors can choose to participate in the Friday clinics, the racing, or both. We'll have a pool party for all participants on Saturday night at the beautiful Lake Saint Louis Community Association Clubhouse.

NOR and Registration
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Just a reminder that this event is a little more than three weeks away. We are hoping for a great group of young Laser sailors (up through age 21, including collegiate sailors), so check out the website and register. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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With less than two weeks to go, we have made some changes to our registration process that should make things easier for you. We have updated our online registration form to allow for payment by check (you can still use a credit card). Just sign up and bring the check to the event. Also, we have waived all late fees, which were to have kicked in starting June 7.

As a reminder, we'll have Lasers, and we have just added Laser Radials as well. We will also have clinics (June 20) for sailors of all skill levels, including an introduction to sailing for those who have never sailed before. We'll have boats (Sunfish) available for the clinics for kids who don't have a boat. This will be a fun way to get started in sailing, and all clinic participants will get an official event t-shirt and goodie bag.

Check out the links in previous postings for more information.