U.S. Sailing: Encouraging Participation And Promoting Excellence In Sailing
Have you ever dreamed about having your name on a trophy? What about standing on a podium with the national anthem being played and a medal around your neck? Maybe it seems like an impossible dream to you, but many Olympians have begun their career just like you, participating in a junior sailing program or sailing with their parents.
How did those Olympians make the grade? They began to race in the local sailing associations, maybe sailing singlehandedly or with a friend. While maybe they didn't win that first year, they got valuable experience and tried again. They moved up the ladder to from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals. Then perhaps that year or the next, they made it to the finals for a U.S. Junior Championship.
US SAILING wants to encourage you to put your foot on the ladder - participate in your local eliminations for any of the three Junior Championships: Singlehanded for the Smythe, Doublehanded for the Bemis, or Triplehanded for the Sears. You can represent your club or your sailing program, even your high school sailing team. You'll have a great time, make friends, learn a lot, and maybe even have an experience you can draw on later when you write your college admission essays - who knows?
To find out more about events in your area, go to www.ussailing.org/calendar.
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Encouraging Participation And Promoting Excellence In Sailing
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