2021 One Week Junior Race Camp

One week only 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm each day

  • Race Camp is open to all past and current MYC Race Team members, MYC Sailing School students, and others who wish to give racing a try.
  • Race Camp is the perfect opportunity for experienced youth sailors to “get back in their groove” at the beginning of the summer.
  • Race Camp is also a perfect opportunity for youth who have sailed but have never done so competitively to give racing a try in a safe, supportive, and fun setting.
  • Sailors will sail on Optimist, Butterfly, and Laser sailboats.
  • All sailors will receive classroom and extensive on-the-water coaching that is uniquely targeted to each sailor’s skill level.
  • Four afternoons of race knowledge, practice, and fun-filled camaraderie for just $100 per sailor.
  • See the registration link to register for this session. You can also register for this session on the MYC Sailing School web page.

2021 Wednesday afternoon MYC Junior Race Team practices

Every Wednesday night June 23 – August 11, 3:00pm – 5:30pm

  • Wednesday afternoon Race Team practices provide members of the MYC Junior Race Team a weekly opportunity to hone their skills and enjoy the camaraderie of the team.
  • The focus of these sessions will be on boat speed, tactics, starts, and other racing skills.
  • Optimist, Butterfly, and Laser sailors will all receive training from the Coaches.
  • Many Junior sailors already sail as crew on big boats on Wed nights – so Junior practices link nicely with the kids’ Wed night racing experiences.
  • A one-time fee per sailor for the entire season of eight Wed night practices makes this a great value!!

2021 Racing Opportunities

Fees for the following racing opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page and on the 2021 Race Team Registration Form

2021 Junior Races at MYC (Optis, Butterflies, Laser Radial, Laser Full Rig)

  • TENTATIVE: August 14: Ulrich Memorial “Above the Crowd” Regatta (Optis, Butterflies, Lasers).

2021 West Michigan Youth Sailing Association Regattas (Optis, Butterflies, Lasers, Club 420s)

  • June 25 – Friday Regatta #1 (at Macatawa Bay YC)
  • July 9 – Friday Regatta #2 (at White Lake YC)
  • July 23 – Friday Regatta #3 (at Spring Lake YC)
  • Aug 6 – Friday Regatta #4 (at Muskegon YC)

For more information about the WMYSA, go to West Michigan Youth Sailing

Other 2021 Regattas and Events of interest to Juniors

  • July 13-15: Open & Junior Butterfly Nationals (at White Lake YC)
  • July 16: Opti “No Tears” Regatta at Grand Rapids Yacht Club
  • July 28-31: WMYA Westerns (Optis, Butterflies, Lasers)(at Spring Lake YC)

Regatta Awards

  • WMYSA, WMYA, Butterfly Nationals, and Junior Olympics regattas will present awards at those events.
  • Don Ulrich Memorial – Above the Crowd Regatta awards to be presented at MYC at the close of the event.
  • MYC Season Junior Trophies for Opti, Butterfly, Laser Radial, and Laser Full Classes will be scored as a series based upon each sailor’s performance in all the WMYSA Friday Regattas and the Saturday Regatta at MYC. Season Awards will be presented on a date and time yet to be determined.

The following fees apply to participation and/or use of MYC boats for the Saturday Regattas at MYC:

  • Opti charter $25 per Saturday
  • Butterfly charter $25 per Saturday
  • sailors who sail their own boats $10 per Saturday

The following fees apply to participation and/or use of MYC boats at WMYSA Friday regattas:

  • Opti charter $65 per Friday
  • Butterfly charter $65 per Friday
  • sailors who sail their own boats $25 per Friday

Note: Boat charter fees for other regattas can be found on the 2020 Race Team Registration Form