SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
As part of its developmental mission, the West Michigan Youth Sailing Association conducts an annual Summer Championship Racing Series. This series consists of a total of four regattas that are held every other Friday throughout the summer. These regattas are open to sailors from WMYSA member clubs only. Registration for WMYSA regattas is done through each member club.
Sailors at these regattas compete in the following classes:
- Optimist Green (for beginner sailors)
- Optimist Red/White/Blue
- Laser Radial
- Laser Full
- Club 420
The WMYSA Championship Series schedule for 2017 is as follows:
- June 30 at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
- July 14 at Spring Lake Yacht Club
- July 28 at White Lake Yacht Club
- August 11 at Muskegon Yacht Club
“NO TEARS” OPTIMIST EVENT FOR BEGINNERS
In addition to the Championship Series, the WMYSA also conducts an annual Opti Green Fleet “No Tears” Regatta for beginner sailors. This regatta is not scored and offers our youngest and least experienced sailors a great opportunity to try racing for the first time with plentiful coaching and caring support. The 2017 No Tears Regatta will take place at Saugatuck Yacht Club on Friday, July 21.
CLUB 420 EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE SAILORS
New for 2017, the WMYSA will also conduct a Club 420 high school style regatta on Friday, July 7 at St. Joseph Yacht Club. This event is intended to give high school and middle school age sailors the opportunity to learn more about or gain more experience with the high school and collegiate competitive sailing format. In addition to the sailing at this event, we hope to also provide an information forum for parents and coaches who may be interested in establishing a high school sailing team.