High School Sailing


September 5th – November 2nd

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join the fun and sign up for one of the fastest growing co-ed sports in the nation!  MBJA happily invites all  students in grades 7- 12 to participate. Prior sailing or racing experience is not required! 

Sailing under the banner of your high school with a group of your peers forges friendships that last a lifetime. Currently, MBJA has students from Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, and West Ottawa who participate our high school program.

High school training is conducted with our college sailing program midweek. During this spring and fall seasons we train in Lasers and 420s. Practices are run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school from 3:30-6:30PM. Some schools let out a bit later, and accommodations will be made. We also do north-side pick-up/drop-off before and after practice each day.

In addition to weekly practices, there are several local regattas that take place on Saturdays throughout each season, as well as several out-of-state regattas sanctioned by the Midwest Interscholastic Sailing Association (MISSA) that allow sailors to compete against other high school sailing teams from throughout the Midwest!

Fall 2017 High School Regatta Schedule

September 16-17:  Red Hat Regatta  @  Pontiac Yacht Club  (Tier 2 Qualifier) Top 5 Qualify for Great Lakes Championship  NOR

September 23:  Coast Guard City  @  Spring Lake Yacht Club (Tier 3) Grades 7-12//Mixed Teams Allowed  NOR

September 23-24:  Cressy Qualifier @ Sheridan Shore (Tier 1 Qualifier) Top 3 Laser Full and Top 3 Laser Radial Qualify  NOR 

Sept. 30 – Oct 1:  TBD (Tier 3)

October 7:  Keelboat Qualifier @ Chicago YC Belmont (Tier 2 Qualifier) 1st Place Team Qualify for National Keelboat Invite  NOR

October 7-8:  Junior Olympics @ MBJA  Not a HS regatta but we encourage everyone to attend! C420s, Lasers & Optis Welcome!

October 14-15:  Michigan State Championships @ Traverse City (Tier 2)  Sat. = 420  NOR  Sun = Laser

October 14-15:   Autumn Classic @ Chicago YC (Tier 2 Qualifier) Last Chance Qualifier for Great Lakes Championship  NOR

October 20-21:  TBD (Tier 3)

October 28:  Halloween Regatta @ Pontiac YC  (Tier 3) Grades 7-12//Mixed Teams Allowed  NOR

*October 28-29:  ISSA Cressy Nationals @ St. Petersburg YC  (Tier 1 National Championship)

*November 4-5:  MISSA Great Lakes Championship @ Chicago YC Monroe  (Tier 1 District Championship)  Qualifying Teams 1-20

November 11: Turkey Leg Regatta @ Spring Lake YC (Tier 3) Grades 7-12//Mixed Teams Allowed 

*November 11-12: Shepherd Championship @ Columbia Yacht Club (Tier 2 District Championship) Qualifying Teams 21-38

*November 18-19:  National Keelboat Invite @ St. Petersburg YC  – Florida  (Tier 1 National Championship)

  • = Must qualify to attend

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