Grand Rapids Junior Sailing Association

Sailing School, at the Grand Rapids Yacht Club, offers classes for sailors young and old, beginners through advanced. Students at all levels will experience the thrill of sailing through a variety of games, activities, and informal competitions, on and off the water, designed to develop boat handling and safety skills. Boats sailed: Opti, Butterfly, and Club 420. Class size is limited.


The above link will take you to the CLUBSPOT login page. Sign up (create an account) or continue as a guest to register for sailing classes. Next, you’ll be asked to add a participant, enter the name of the person being registered. Choose the class with the time of day that you prefer and then you’ll be prompted to choose which sessions you want to take that class. If the class if full, sign-up anyway and you’ll be added next in line on the waitlist (payment is not taken for waitlisted classes.)

If you change your mind about a class during registration, you must back track and deselect it in the main menu, you can’t just delete it from your cart. Complete registration for your first participant before adding another. You will receive a confirmation email and a second email with important documents to be reviewed and signed electronically.


Session 1: June 13-16, Session 2: June 20-23, Session 3: June 27-30, Session 4: July 5-7, Session 5: July 11-14, Session 6: July 18-21, Session 7: July 25-28, Session 8: August 8-11

Sailing Explorers (Ages 6-9, Beginner Class): Tues & Thurs 1:00-2:30PM OR Tues & Thurs 2:35-4:05PM $85

Opti 1 (Ages 7-9): Mon-Thurs 9:00AM-12:00PM $210 OR Tues & Thurs 1:00-4:00PM $105

Opti 2 (Age 9+): Mon-Thurs 9:15AM-12:15PM $210

Butterfly 1 (Age 9+): Mon-Thurs 9:00AM-12:00PM $210

Adult Learn to Sail (18+): Mondays 6/20-8/8 6:00-9:00PM $265 OR Wednesdays 6:00-9:00PM $310


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