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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 team of fellow sailors builds friendships that last a lifetime!

The MYC Junior Racing Program offers youth sailors age 8-19 the opportunity for adventure, to learn leadership and communication skills,  and experience the thrill of sailboat racing.

Experienced sailors will spend their summer sharpening their skills with a flexible program designed to give them abundant time on the water.  Team members will have the opportunity to sail Monday through Thursday to improve their skills.  Race team practice will take the form of weekly regattas and will give our team racing skills and build confidence on the water. They will learn the racing rules, how regattas are conducted and gain competitive experience through on-the-water coaching and mentoring.

Race team practices are held Thursday’s from 11:00am until 4:00pm

The 2022 Muskegon Yacht Club Junior Race Team schedule:

  • June 24 at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
  • July 8 at Spring Lake Yacht Club
  • July 22 at Muskegon Yacht Club
  • July 29 at White Lake Yacht Club

Other opportunities for junior sailors can be found by visiting  https://westmichiganyouthsailing.org/

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.


  • MYC Junior Races and WMYSA Regattas are sailed on Optimists, Butterflies, Laser Radials, and Full Rig Lasers
  • Parents are required to assist in the transportation of team members and equipment to WMYSA regattas.
  • Parents of MYC Junior Race Team sailors are required to complete a registration packet that includes the registration form, concussion awareness form, liability waiver, and emergency treatment authorization.


Interested In Learning To Sail?

Registration for the MYC Sailing School can be found at http://www.mycsailingschool.com