Juniors in Boating (JIB) was formed in 1982 as a California non-profit benefit corporation. A board of nine directors manages this corporation.
Under Article III a of the JIB by-laws, the Board is charged with the following: “To support and assist the development of high caliber sailboat racers in the United States by supporting and financially assisting young racers to participate in regionally organized sailboat racing association events, seminars, special classes, lectures and regattas.”
From 1982, through 1994 the JIB Board of Directors spent a considerable amount of time and effort fund raising by soliciting monetary donations and selling merchandise.
In 1995 JIB was asked by the MBYC Board of Directors to consider expanding its charter to help financially assist adult sailors when competing at elite levels when deemed consistent with the JIB by-laws and its charter. The JIB Board of Directors approved this request.
In 1996, to better support more sailors, it was proposed and approved by the MBYC Board of Directors to institute voluntary donations to JIB on MBYC members’ bills. This has significantly enhanced JIB’s ability to fully support a broader base of sailors.
Over the years JIB has provided financial assistance to sailors. Sailors have represented MBYC and other yacht clubs in many events such as: world championships, international events, U.S. Sailing Championships, Junior Olympics, CISA Advanced Racing Clinics, Governors Cup, Valentine’s Day Regatta and many others.
JIB has sponsored and organized racing clinics for the benefit of the junior and adult sailors. Recent clinics featured Dave Perry, Dawn Riley, J.J. Isler, Andrew Campbell and other well known sailors.