Hello JSA of LIS Community! My name is Jack Belisle and I am this year’s summer sailing editor for the JibeTalk blog.
I’m a rising senior at Mamaroneck High School and I’ve been sailing for eight years at Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club in Larchmont, New York. Last summer, I was a Junior Instructor at Horseshoe, and this summer, I’m really looking forward to writing and reporting for the JSA.
I've worked with the JSA before. Back in the summer of 2012, I made a video report covering the 2012 Olympic Sailing team send-off at LYC. The JSA took notice and gave me a chance to cover the Blue Jay & Pixel Race Week regatta at Manhasset Bay Yacht Club later that summer.
Over the next two school years, I was in a News Production class, practicing writing and reporting techniques. This summer I’ll be out on the water covering as many JSA events as I can.
Online social media is constantly evolving, so we may be experimenting with different forms of communication - be it a JSA Instagram presence, video reports and interviews, or communicating more via our Facebook page. That being said, we’d love your input – pictures, videos, stories, advice, or anything else – to contribute to making a great online community and resource for junior sailing in the area. We are hoping everyone – sailors, parents, instructors and program directors – has a story to tell and a resource to share, so do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, be sure to like us on Facebook. When I publish a story on JibeTalk, I will also update the JSA Facebook page, so you'll be alerted if you are a fan of JSA.
I hope you have a wonderful sailing season and I look forward to hearing your stories!