Documents of Interest:

Activities of the JSA


Schedules, promotes, and monitors training clinics, regattas, contests, and meets, which are run by Member Clubs including the YRA of LIS Association Championships

Determines eligibility criteria, regatta conduct standards, safety practices, and sailboat classes to be raced – Optimist, O’pen BIC, Blue Jay, Pixel, Feva, Laser, Laser Radial and Club 420

Awards Championship, season, and special-event prizes

Encourages joint events and special-instruction pooling by small groups of neighboring Programs


Maintains liaison with the US Sailing Training Committee, supports its local instructor-training clinics, and promotes use of its publications

Sponsors specialized instructor training not otherwise available

Produces special events and printed materials that stimulate a high quality of instruction and curriculum development

Creates a variety of events that develop excellence in sailing, ranging from completely non-competitive events to fleet racing, and some of which emphasize boathandling, seamanship, navigation, and other sailing-related skills


Publishes information via a yearbook and online tools

Maintains directories of Program Chairmen, Instructors, and its own membership

Holds three general membership meetings a year

Sends delegates to the annual National Junior Sailing Symposium and relays information gathered there back to its Member Programs

Maintains liaison with the Optimist, O’pen BIC, Blue Jay, Pixel, Feva, Laser, Laser Radial and Club 420 class associations


Conducts an annual survey of Member Programs and publishes the results

Holds an annual midwinter conference of Program Chairmen which includes speakers on specific Program Management topics and also an organized information exchange between experienced Program Chairmen and new ones

Informally assists in instructor job placement

Promotes Program-Chair and Head-Instructor attendance at a variety of relevant workshops

Contribution Requests

Contributions in addition to dues are vital to these activities. JSA thanks parents, instructors, and friends for their past support and hopes they will make additional contributions this year. Dues and contributions are tax-deductible within legal limits for U.S. Income Tax purposes.