High School Sailing Teams

Sail For Your High School!  Black River, Holland Christian, Holland Public, and West Ottawa all train at MBJA. No experience required!

Program Cost:  $450

Dates:  April 3rd 2018 – May 31st 2018

Practices: 3:30 – 6:30 PM  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Regattas: 8:00am – 4:00pm  Saturdays, some Sundays


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 in our high school sailing 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!

Spring 2018 Regatta Schedule

April 7:  Scrimmage @ MBJA – Open to all MS & HS Sailors

April 13-14: Mallory Pre-Qualifier  @  Grosse Pointe YC  (Tier 2 Fleet Race) Top 6 teams advance to  MISSA Mallory Qualifier 

April  14-15: Baker Pre-Qualifier @ Grosse Pointe YC (Tier 2 Team Race) Top 3 teams advance to MISSA Baker Qualifier  

April 21:  Scrimmage @ MBJA – Open to all MS & HS Sailors

April 28:  Spring Regatta  @ Grand Haven (Tier 3 Fleet Race) 

*April 28-29:  MISSA Mallory Qualifier @ Pewaukee YC – WI (Tier 2 Fleet Race Qualifier)
*May 5-6:  MISSA Baker Qualifier @ Pontiac YC (Tier 2 Team Race Qualifier) 

May 12:  Leukemia Cup @ Grosse Pointe YC (Tier 3 – Fleet Race)

May 19-20:  Tulip Regatta @ MBJA (Tier 3 Fleet Race)

May 26-27:  TBD

  • Must Qualify to Attend

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