Kinder Sailing

Let’s start an adventure!

Kinder prams are popular one-week sessions designed to give the youngest sailors (ages 5-6) an easy, safe introduction to sailing. This provides great exposure to our (and hopefully their) favorite activity while starting to teach them the fundamental sailing skills and building confidence on the water that carries over into other areas of their lives. There are many moments where the campers don’t even realize how much they are learning because they have fun participating in the entertaining activities our expert instructors plan for them.

Our highly-trained, U.S. Sailing-certified staff are personable, energetic, and love interacting with students. We are fortunate to have instructors who are passionate about sailing and teaching sailing skills to young sailors. They work hard to make Kinder Sailing an exciting, learning experience for all campers.

The overall goals of this class are to:

  • Build fundamental knowledge of the sport
  • Create comfort in and around the water
  • Create comfort in and around boats
  • Teach students how to tell where the wind is coming from
  • Teach students the basic parts of the boat

Sailors will spend class time in our J22 keelboat with an instructor for maximum confidence and learning. We do ask parents to please leave the instruction area during classes to gain the students’ full attention.

Students must bring their own lunches and snacks, as well as a Coast Guard-approved lifejacket, change of clothes, water shoes, and a towel.

June Sessions

  1. June 19 – June 23
  2. June 26 – June 30

Morning Camp: Monday – Friday (9:00am-12:00pm)

Afternoon Camp: Monday – Friday (1:00pm-4:00pm)

July Sessions

  1. July 3 – July 7 (no class July 4th)
  2. July 10 – July 14
  3. July 17 – July 21
  4. July 24 – July 28

Morning Camp: Monday – Friday (9:00am-12:00pm)

Afternoon Camp: Monday – Friday (1:00pm-4:00pm)

August Sessions

  1. July 31 – Aug 4
  2. Aug 7 – Aug 11

Morning Camp: Monday – Friday (9:00am-12:00pm)

Afternoon Camp: Monday – Friday (1:00pm-4:00pm)

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Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
Since 1993, MBJA has operated on the grounds of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, serving the Holland community as a 501c(3) non-profit sailing school.

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