To encourage and promote the growth of junior sailing and racing in Northern California.

Focused on children and teens ages eight to eighteen, BAYS is founded on the premise that sailing is unique in the developmental opportunities it offers to young people.

In addition to sheer fun and the opportunity to develop life-long boat handling and racing skills, sailing builds character through its time-honored emphasis on self-reliance, teamwork and sportsmanship.

The mission of BAYS is to foster improved communication and cooperation among existing and aspiring junior sailing programs in the region; generate excitement and enthusiasm for junior sailing and its ideals; facilitate the linkage of aspiring junior sailors to available resources; and provide a forum for the collection and dissemination of ideas and best practices in support of junior sailing.