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Hope College and Grand Valley Update

Hope College and Grand Valley Sailing Teams Honored at MCSA Midwinters   HOLLAND – The Hope College Sailing Team and Grand Valley Club Sailing won a total of four awards during the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association’s (MCSA) annual Midwinters meeting and banquet held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, Jan. 28. Both the Hope College Sailing […]

VX One Winter Series

This past weekend (Feb. 12) we wrapped up the third Regatta of the VX ONE Winter series in Sarasota. Sarasota Sailing Squadron provided us with Great Hospitality, Racing and plenty of fun. The group also enjoyed several “MBYC” dinners in Sarasota’s food circle….great bonding. Our MBYC Team was well represented with Scott Derby, Sam and […]

Winter Sailing Update

While most of us are bundled in winter coats and boots, some of our racers are showing our burgee at major southern venues.  Recently at the Quantum Key West Race Week; Brad Faber’s Utah scored a 6th place in the very competitive J111 class,  Brad’s crew overcame some tough races during the 12 race series […]

Great Lakes Basic Weather Seminar

On April 15 from 8 am to 4:30 pm learn a little meteorology and reduce some of the uncertainty of boating on the Great Lakes.  We welcome Mark Thornton to present an enhanced understanding of basic weather principles and a few simple forecasting skills can improve cruise planning, racing performance and reduce the like-lihood of […]

April Sailing Seminars

MBYC is excited to announce our Wednesday night series of racing seminars. There is no charge for these seminars and all local sailors are welcome to attend! Seminars run from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  There will be a limited menu available at 5:00pm if you’d like to eat before seminars. Wednesday – April 12  Farley Fontenot from Quantum […]

North U Racing Rules Seminar

Thursday, May 11 Macatawa Bay Yacht Club is excited to host North U for this important seminar: The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020. The Rules & Tactics seminar covers the rule (new and old) and related tactics. You can’t play the game if you don’t know the rules. Know Your Rights!  For too many sailors […]

VX One Nationals

Congratulations to the racers who took part in the 2016 VX One National Championship! A special congratulations to … 1st Place John Potter 2nd Place Sam Padnos 3rd Place Phillip Norris 4th Place Timother Pitts/ Joe Ferra 5th Place Emily Billing