420 & Laser Racing

Performance Development

An advanced program focused on performance development and competitive tactics sailors ages 12-18. The perfect place for any hungry sailor who has taken camps or adventures and wants to go faster and compete in local races/regattas.

2 week or 8 week sessions available – Starting June 14, 2021

Schedule: 1pm – 4pm Monday through

Friday Program Cost: $375-$425/student

Who should take this course? This course is for sailors who have completed 6th-12th grade (12-17 years old), with some sailing experience that have expressed an interest in learning more advanced sailing skills like refining upwind technique, hiking, spinnaker, trapeze, and Laser sailing. Completing 420 Adventure, Optimist Racing, or a HS Sailing season are recommended before registering for these courses. C420 Skippers are encouraged to sign-up with a designated crew but sailors can also register as individual and be paired up with another student in the course.

How are the classes structured? Racers will train under the racing rules of sailing for practice and will learn to compete in events with other sailors of their talent level in low key learning races. Advanced students will train in either Lasers or C420 sailboats (reserved by registration) and may switch for certain events. This course will hone each sailors individual talents through a focused look at techniques, tuning, racing rules, and strategy. Where are the races? Sailors are urged to participate in Western Michigan Youth Sailing Association(WMYSA) regattas held on Fridays at the various lakes throughout the summer. For qualified sailors, travel to out of state regattas is also available and encouraged. Tuition fees cover training at the sailing center and coaching at regattas. Fees for registration, travel, and additional regattas expenses are not included.

The WMYSA Regatta schedule for 2021:

  • Friday, June 18 @ St. Joseph Yacht Club (420 Spinnaker Clinic)
  • Friday, June 25 @ Macatawa Bay Yacht Club 
  • Friday, July 10 @ White Lake Yacht Club
  • Friday, July 23 @ Spring Lake Yacht Club 
  • We-Sa, July 28-31 @ Spring Lake Yacht Club (WMYA Westerns Regatta)
  • Friday, Aug 6 at Muskegon Yacht Club

Do we need a boat?

All C420s will be provided for our courses, however Laser sailors need to register for the correct course to receive a boat. Boats will be provided for Laser sailors if registering for the (MBJA boat) option. If you have your own laser, please register for the (BYO boat) option and contact MBJA for storage fees. Again, C420 Skippers are encouraged to sign-up with a designated crew but sailors can also register as individual and be paired up with another student in the course.

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Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
P.O. Box 207 Macatawa 49434

(616) 335-5815

Since 1982, the MBJA Sailing School has operated on the grounds of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, serving the Holland community as a 501c(3) non-profit sailing school.

Since 1982, the MBJA Sailing School has operated on the grounds of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, serving the Holland community as a 501c(3) non-profit sailing school.

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