Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Danish YOUNGSTERS J/70 Sailing Camp Launched!

J/70 Youngsters Denmark sailing camp (Horsens Havn, Denmark)- Sailing, big smiles and lots of community! With over 70 youngsters sailing on ten J/70s!  Add in expert coaching on land and sea and there was something for everyone!

Horsens Sailing Club held the first YOUNGSTERS sailing camp for 15-23 year old kids from April 27-29 in a supplied fleet of ten matched J/70 one-design sailboats.  The event was an incredible success and the kids learned how to sail the J/70s quickly, thanks to the experts guiding them on sail trim, tuning, and boathandling.

J/70 Denmark- Youngsters sailing camp"We had great participation from youth sailors across Denmark, in fact a full camp! We can be satisfied with the fact that exploring new and unknown territory with the YOUNGSTERS program paid off tremendously. The kids were incredibly enthusiastic and want to continue participating in more camps this summer,” says YOUNGSTERS Project Manager Peter Wolsing.

The focus of the YOUNGSTERS program is to create experiences, learning, and social networks that can fill the young people with new inspiration and enthusiasm when they go back to their home clubs.

J/70 Youth sailing team- DenmarkWolsing continued to elaborate, "For us, it's about breaking down barriers and opening new opportunities for youth sailors. We need more young people to sail, we need to think in new and creative ways to engage the youth and get them on the water. We believe that YOUNGSTERS sailing on J/70s can be one of those outlets.  The kids loved the J/70s, it was easy for them to handle in all winds, and it’s fun and social for them to have five kids on board.”

Wolsing also mentioned that one of the big carrots is that two YOUNGSTERS teams will be selected, sponsored, and be allowed to participate in the Danish J/70 Sailing League Second Division this summer!
Sailing photos credit- Per Heegaard

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