2017 One Week Junior Race Camp

One week only June 26-29  12:00pm – 4:00pm 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 is just $100 per sailor.

2017 Wednesday afternoon MYC Junior Race Team practices

Every Wednesday night June 28 – August 16   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 of $80 per sailor for the entire season of eight Wed night practices makes this a great value!!

2017 Racing Opportunities

Fees for the following racing opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page and on the 2017 Registration Form

2017 Junior Races at MYC (Optis, Butterflies)

  • August 19: Don Ulrich Memorial “Above the Crowd” Regatta (Optis, Buttterflies, maybe Lasers). For 2017, this date will also be the Harbor Hospice Regatta.

2017 West Michigan Youth Sailing Association Regattas (Optis, Butterflies, Lasers, 420s)

  • June 30 – Friday Regatta #1 (at Macatawa Bay YC)
  • July 14 – Friday Regatta #2 (at Spring Lake YC)
  • July 28 – Friday Regatta #3 (at White Lake YC)
  • Aug 11 – Friday Regatta #4 – End of Season Championship (at Muskegon YC)

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

Other 2017 Regattas and Events of interest to Juniors

  • June 23-25: USODA Great Lakes Championships (Optis)(at Grosse Pointe YC)
  • July 18-20: Open & Junior Butterfly Nationals (at Torch Lake YC)
  • Aug 3-6: WMYA Westerns (Optis, Butterflies, Lasers)(at Crystal Lake YC)
  • October 7-8: US Sailing Junior Olympics (Optis, Lasers – at Macatawa Bay YC)

Regatta Awards

  • WMYSA, WMYA, Butterfly Nationals and Junior Olympics regattas will present awards at those events.
  • Harbor Hospice Regatta at MYC will present awards at the event
  • 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 any Saturday Regattas at MYC. Season Awards will be presented @ the annual MYC awards banquet.

The following fees will 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 will 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 2017 Registration Form