Junior Big Boat Team
The JBBT program is aimed at sailors ages 13/14-17 who ideally have some racing experience. The goal is to introduce these sailors to the fun of racing as a team on a big boat, and the new learning curve that big boat sailing offers.
The program will run during the Jr. Sailing sessions – from late June to mid-August. A meeting with parents will be held before the first session.
The Grimes’s One Design 35 will be used for this program. The Wednesday evening NYC series will be used for practice races. There will be one other evening or weekend practice session each week, most likely on Sunday afternoons.
There is limited space available (8-10 sailors maximum). The cost is $100/sailor, and sailors may be asked to buy some sailing gear for themselves to ensure safety and comfort.
Sailors are expected to make a strong commitment to the team, but we understand that other sailing/racing commitments may get in the way occasionally.
On board coaching will be provided. In the event that the weather is inclement, the group will still plan to meet to go over the boat’s systems, different sails, tactics, etc…
Application & Registration
Interested junior sailors are encouraged to apply. The contact for the program is Meg Myles; Paul Grimes will be the Program Coordinator.