Muskegon Yacht Club
reMYC Junior Sailing Program was established in 1989, providing the unique opportunity for hundreds of children and adults to learn an exciting and challenging new skill, one that can bring a lifetime of enjoyment and personal development.
Learning to sail develops physical coordination, balance, and confidence in one’s abilities. Additionally, sailing is a mentally stimulating activity that requires strategic thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills will not only serve children and adults well in their sailing adventures but can also transfer over to other aspects of life, such as work, school, and personal relationships. Moreover, sailing instills a strong connection to the natural environment and fosters an appreciation for the beauty and power of the water.
Our beginner sailors, ages 5 to 18, will learn water safety, sailing terminology, names and functions of boat parts, and points of sail. Students will learn to rig the boat themselves. Students will experience steering the boat, adjusting sails, and learning to sail both upwind and downwind.
There is nothing like sailing for learning life lessons. To learn to sail teaches both teamwork and independence, engineering and physics, history, and the power of the wind. Students will experience the amazing adventure that sailing can give.
Our experienced sailor sailing course will cover more advanced sailing techniques and strategies for children ages 6 to 18 with previous sailing experience. Along with teaching the STEAM principles of sailing, lessons will cover boat handling and navigation, rigging, sail shape, and an introduction to race strategy.
The course is designed to provide a challenging and engaging experience for experienced sailors, while also helping them to develop new skills and strategies to enhance their sailing performance.