Despite the traditionally gloomy weather this month, Opening Day is upon us and the boating scene is really beginning to ramp up. Although the Junior Sailing Program has been hosting weekly practices on Fridays after school since March, the regatta schedule gets busy and everyone starts gearing up for the peak sailing season just around the corner.

Early this month, BCYC is hosting the Small Boat Sailing Level 1 training course for prospective sailing instructors. May 19-20, Balboa Yacht Club is hosting the Balboa Advanced Sabot Clinic for sabot sailors looking to up their game. At the end of the month, we have the Memorial Day Regatta in Long Beach, May 26-27, which just so happens to be the venue for the 2018 Junior Sabot Nationals. There are not many opportunities to compete on this venue between now and the big event, so if you’re looking to reach your regatta goals I would suggest taking advantage of this chance.

Finally, don’t forget about the Junior Leukemia Cup Regatta coming up on June 3. This event benefits a great cause and we hope to top our turnout from last year!

Junior Sailing Director, Cameron MacLaren