MBJA Sailing School

Located on the grounds of the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, the MBJA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create the next generation of West Michigan sailors and bring new faces into the sport. Over the past 35 years, MBJA has enabled countless participants and graduates to learn the joys and thrills that come from sailing on the open water. For many, this has even become more than a sport or activity – sailing has become their way of life.

Adult Sailing Lessons

It’s never too late to start sailing! Enjoy a fun evening class with other adults to learn the basics of sailing or brush up on their skills. This course will cover the fundamentals of sailing and provide a solid foundation for newcomers.

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Sailing Camps for Ages 5+

The MBJA offers a variety of summer camp formats to accommodate kids of all ages and skill levels. Whether your child is just starting out or a seasoned racer, we have a program just for you.

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High School & College Teams

The MBJA hosts high school sailing practice and racing for students from Black River, Holland Christian, Saugatuck, and West Ottawa. Area yacht clubs and sailing organizations work together to put on regional regattas and help students qualify for bigger events.

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