Race Team

GRJSA Race Team Information Summer 2019

Save The Date
Race Team Kick Off Meeting
Sunday May 19th, 2019 at 7pm
Grand Rapids Yacht Club


  • Practices Only: $225
  • Regattas Only: $70 per regatta if prepaid by June 2nd,  $90 per regatta late registration
  • All Regattas and Practices: $375
  • Interns Reduced Rate: $275
  • Jr. and Sr. Instructors: $50
  • All registration fees include Race Team t-shirt, regatta fees, and lunches for the Friday regattas

RACE TEAM FEES ARE ALL DUE BY SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019. $25 late fee added after this date.
Please drop or mail to:
2634 Reeds Lake Court
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
All checks made out to GRJSA

*Chartering of boats and trailers may be available through GRJSA upon request. Email knwynsma@comcast.net for further information or questions.

Full calendar of events is posted on the sailgrandrapids.com calendar.

Race Team Prerequisites:

  • Show proficiency as a skipper through 2018 Instruction on either Butterfly or Opti.

  • Be capable of navigating a race course independently as a skipper from starting sequence to finish line and have participated in GRYC sponsored fleet races (or at another club) for at least one year. (Crew may be aboard)

  • Have parents who are available for regatta duties (boat pack up, chaperons, driving, food)

  • Own your own boat

  • Be a member of the GRYC

Weekly Practice:
June 18 – August (no practice 7/17 and 7/31)
Mondays 1pm – 4pm and Wednesdays 1pm – 4 pm

GRJSA Summer Travel Regatta Schedule
(Sailors are eligible to complete until the end of the summer just after high school graduation)

  • June 28 (Friday) Macatawa Bay Yacht Club

  • July 12 (Friday)  Spring Lake Yacht Club

  • July 26 (Friday)  White Lake Yacht Club

  • August 9 (Friday) Muskegon Yacht Club

The 2019 Schedule, Notice of Race (NOR) and Sailing Instructions are posted at westmichiganyouthsailing.org

Parent Meetings
We will discuss travel plans during Fleet Races the Tues. prior to away regattas. This is a mandatory meeting, where we make sure we can efficiently transport kids and boats to the regattas.
6:30pm at GRYC: June 25, July 9, July 23, and August 6