High School Sailing Teams

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

Program Cost:  $450

Dates:  September 4, 2018 – November 1, 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!

Fall 2018 Regatta Schedule

September 22-23: MISSA Cressy Qualifier @ MBJA (Tier 2 – Laser Fleet Race)  Limited MBJA Laser Charters Available

October 6-7: Junior Olympic Sailing Festival @ MBJA (All Lasers, Optis & 420s Welcome)  Limited MBJA Boat Charters Available

October 13-14:  MISSA East Great Lakes Qualifier @ The Foundry – Cleveland, OH (Tier 2 – 420 Fleet Race) 

October 20:  Michigan State Coed Championship @ TBD (Tier 2- 420 Fleet Race) 

October 21:  Michigan State Laser Championship @ TBD (Tier 2- Laser Fleet Race)

October 20-21: Great Lakes Last Chance Qualifier @ Lake Forest, IL (Tier 2 – 420 Fleet Race) 

October 27-28:  ISSA Cressy Nationals @ MBJA (Tier 1 – Laser Fleet Race) 

November 3-4:  MISSA Great Lakes Championship @ Chicago YC (Tier 2 – Fleet Race) 

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