Race Team Parent Meeting

Saturday, June 5, 2021, we will be hosting a meeting for parents of the MYC Junior Race team at 1:00 pm in the octagon building.

2021 Wednesday afternoon MYC Junior Race Team practices/regattas

Every Wednesday afternoon June 9 – 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 racing skills with weekly practice regattas.
  • 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’ Wednesday night racing experiences.
  • Race team members will be given unlimited tiller time during MYC Sailing School hours.
  • Race team members will be given the opportunity to mentor new sailors which will in turn improve their own sailing skills.
  • A one-time fee per sailor for the entire season of ten Wednesday afternoon practices plus unlimited tiller time during MYC Sailing school hours makes this an excellent opportunity for learning and improving sailing skills!

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 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

2021 Junior Regattas at MYC

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

Other 2021 Regattas and Events of interest to Juniors

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

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.


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