The mission of the Charter Program is to establish a clear path to boat ownership for MYC members, while increasing the racing membership of the club.
Over the last few years the MYC Board of Directors has successfully implemented a charter boat program for a variety of scows, Melges 15, and a Yngling. The fleet of boats now available are one X Boat, one E Scow, one MC Scow, two Melges 15s, and one Yngling.
This Charter Program is a step towards boat ownership. Those awarded a charter package will be supported by the yacht club as they learn the requirements of boat ownership. Upon completion of this program, MYC will assist the sailor in ways to find a boat to purchase.
Those awarded a charter will receive a package that includes a boat, sails, lift, and place to store the boat at a MYC facility. Charter recipients must by MYC members, pay half of racing dues (or full youth racing fee), and a $250 deposit.
The sailor receiving this awarded package will be fully responsible for the following:
Return the boat, sails and lift in better condition than it was received
Sail in at least 60% ofMinnetonka Yacht Club races on a regular schedule
Enter local regattas
Engage with a mentor to improve the sailing skill of the skipper and any crew
Recruit crew and provide them with exposure to the program and yacht club
Many members of MYC have volunteered to assist with the Charter Program. These mentors have committed to work with the applicant to improve their racing skills, boat ownership, and maintenance skills. As an applicant, you must reach out to a mentor and set up a schedule to meet with each other. Mentors and Charter skippers should sail at least two races together. It is advisable that this schedule is included with the application.