Race Team

GRJSA Race Team Information Summer 2017

Save The Date
Race Team Kick Off Meeting
Sun. June 4th at 12 pm GRYC

Race Team Fee is $275 for the season (Four Friday regatta sailor lunches additional $20). All forms and information will be emailed prior to meeting to past sailors and those new sailors that have expressed interest. Please email grjuniorsail@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our race team!

Full calendar of events is posted on sailgrandrapids.com.

Race Team Prerequisites:

  • Show proficiency as a skipper through 2016 Level 3 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 19 – August 9 (no practice 7/31 and 8/2)
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 30 (Friday) Macatawa Bay Yacht Club

  • July 14 (Friday)  Spring Lake Yacht Club

  • July 28 (Friday)  White Lake Yacht Club

  • August 11 (Friday) Muskegon Yacht Club

The 2017 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 27 July 11 July 25 August 8

Other Regatta Opportunities

*At Butterfly Nationals, you must take a crew if your are 16 and under and sail in the Junior Division.   Those 17 and older will sail in the Open Division.

GRYC Club Fleet Races
Weekly Club Racing Starts Sunday June 4 and Tuesday June 19
Opti, Butterfly fleet races Tues eve (6:30 start)
Opti & Butterfly only Sunday/Holiday mornings (11:00 start)

  • Radial & Full Rig Laser fleet races every Thursday at 6:30 and Sunday at 1:30

  • Memorial Day Series, May 27, 28, 29 ( Sa, Su, Mo)  11:00 each day

  • GRYC Fourth of July Series, July 1,2 (Sa, Su,) (NO Morning RACE  July 4, float decorations and parade).

  • Sailing School Regatta / Family Potluck for all Sailing School students, July 21 GRYC Race Team members should take crew. 9am Regatta 12pm Potluck

  • GRYC Labor Day Series, Sept 2,3,4 (Sa, Su, M)

Any Questions or for further information contact please email or call me.

I look forward to overseeing the Race Team this summer!

Beth Reid