Northeast Junior Olympics Sailing Festival Next Week At SailMaine & PYS; Volunteers Needed !

Young Sailors Learning the Ropes at SailMaine

By Carol McCracken  (Post # 834)

For the second year, SailMaine and Portland Yacht Services are partnering to host the Northeast Junior Olympics Sailing Festival next week.  The event runs from Monday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 20th at 58 Fore Street.

The goals are to promote the enjoyment of sailing and development of skills as well as provide an Olympic pathway for junior sailors.  Junior Olympic programs are planned across the country.  Over 4,000 sailors are expected to participate. 

Over 200 sailors between the ages 8 – 18 are expected to participate in Portland next week.  The regatta will take place off the Eastern Promenade on Casco Bay.

SailMaine and PYS are looking for fifty volunteers to help out at the largest Youth Regatta in Maine.  Volunteers will get a fantastic orange SailMaine hat with thanks!  Volunteers are needed to work in the parking lot/traffic control,  runners, safety inspectors, launching, hauling, checking off kids as they come in, breakfast workers, etc.

For more details, please contact Sarah at:  sarah@sailmaine.org