The USA Junior Olympic Windsurfing Festival is part of a group of events supported by US Sailing and the Olympic Committee in an effort to introduce more children to Sailing and Windsurfing – Olympic Sports. The Calema event – now in its 17th year – features WINDSURFING!
We offer a “Taste of Windsurfing” to kids ages 8-17 – where no prior experience is required. It is a ‘mini-lesson’ on the basics of windsurfing with the hope of inspiring them to want to learn more as they grow. Registration is required for both the racing events AND the “Taste of Windsurfing”.
We also offer racing – for those children that can already windsurf. Racers have a chance to win Junior Olympic Medals – Gold, Silver and Bronze in various skill categories. Those children who have had even just one summer camp (or other previous experience) can compete. Cost is only $25/racer and includes lunch and all the windsurfing equipment for use to race. Ages 8-17. RACING will start at approximately 11:30am. Racers should arrive by 10am.
On the land – we offer a chance to build your own mini-boat – with the only propulsion being the wind. Boats will race down special rain gutters and the only rule is that the boat must fit in the racing tubes and be propelled by ‘natural’ wind – rather than help from the racers…. Open to all ages…. FREE to participate.
8:45-9:15am – Check in/Late Registration for the FREE Learn to Windsurf Clinic
9:30am – 2:30pm — Build a Boat – FREE
9:30am – 10:30am (or 11am if large group) – FREE Learn to Windsurf Mini-Clinic
10:30am – RACERS check in for Racing
11:15am — Skipper’s meeting for RACERS
12:30pm — LUNCH for RACERS
1:00pm – MORE RACING
3:00pm – AWARDS CEREMONY (may change due to weather conditions)