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It’s Fun to Race and be a Part of the MYC Junior Race Team!

2015jrTeam-300x171Racing is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the sport of sailing. Being part of a very fun team of fellow sailors makes it even more fun!

The MYC Junior Racing Program offers youth sailors age 8-18 several opportunities to explore and experience sailboat racing.

On June 20-23, we will kick off the summer of 2016 with a one week Race Camp from 9:30am until 3:30pm each day. Experienced sailors will continue to sharpen their skills with lots of on-the-water coaching and drills. Sailors who are new to racing will learn about the Racing Rules, how regattas are conducted, and build their confidence through on-the-water coaching. Sailors can register for Race Camp here or on the MYC Sailing School web site.

We will also conduct weekly Race Team practices on Wednesday afternoons from 3pm-5:30pm starting June 29. These practices will run for 8 weeks.

The 2016 Junior racing season will include one or two Saturday regattas at Muskegon Yacht Club as well as four regional WMYSA Friday regattas where we join sailors from all over West Michigan. Other opportunities for junior sailors include the Butterfly Nationals July 12-14, the WMYA Westerns Regatta Aug 10-13, and the US Sailing Junior Olympics October 8-9.

Our coaching staff includes sailors with impressive racing backgrounds. Their experience and knowledge will assure that each MYC sailor is prepared for the fun and satisfaction of competitive sailing.

Notes:

  • MYC Junior Races are sailed on Optimists and Butterflies
  • WMYSA Regattas are sailed on Optimists, Butterflies, Laser Radials and Full Rig Lasers
  • Parents will be required to assist in transportation of team members and equipment to WMYSA regattas.
  • A Michigan State Law regarding Concussion Awareness took effect in the summer of 2013. Parents of MYC Junior Race Team sailors are now required to read, sign and submit a Concussion Awareness Form to the MYC Junior Racing Program. This form is part of the Race Team Registration form and can also be downloaded by itself from the registration link here on this web site.

If You Are Interested In Learning To Sail

Please visit the MYC Sailing School web site for more information. Click here for MYC Sailing School

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