Vision, Mission and Values

Mission

The Junior program fosters a life-long love of the sport of sailing in a safe, educational, and fun environment.

Values
Safety – We adhere to the requirements of the club and are respectful of the unpredictable nature of the marine environment.

Fun – We strive to enjoy each day through a variety of activities, experiences, games, and unique events.

Inclusiveness – We welcome everyone to our program, and respect and learn from each other.
Sportsmanship – We honor the traditions, Corinthian spirit and rules of sailing and participate in the program with fairness and respect for the sport.

Responsibility – We are accountable for ourselves and our actions as they affect others, our community, the environment, the property and the boats in which we learn.

Vision
Our Junior Sailing enables youth to pursue and advance their interest in recreational and/or competitive sailing through its excellent facilities and program offerings led by outstanding coaches and a fleet of well-maintained and exciting boats.
Facilities – The junior clubhouse is spacious and self-contained with dedicated and easily accessible docks for the junior program.

Fleet – Our fleet includes “learn to sail” boats, keel boats for adventure sailing and performance-oriented race boats.  We consistently maintain our boats to high standards and assure that our fleet includes a variety of boats which challenge and excite our youth sailors.

Recreation – We explore the bay through seamanship and sailing adventures, island hopping and camping, marine and weather-related educational activities, social events, overnight sailing, and a variety of sail and motorboats.

Competition – We are active leaders in competing in, and hosting, regional, national and international youth sailing programs and collaborate with other Casco Bay junior programs in hosting competitive regattas of all types.

Coaches
– Our coaching staff has a strong base of sailing and/or racing skills, US Sailing instruction certification, strong communications skills, and pride in seeing their students develop passion for the sport of sailing.  We encourage our youth sailors to learn the skills needed to become our coaches of the future.  Our leadership regularly participates in US Sailing youth symposiums to nurture relationships outside Maine and to learn from other junior sailing programs.

Camaraderie and ongoing education
– More than a summer program, we seek opportunities to build our community on a year-round basis through off -season educational and social events.