Join the Minnetonka Yacht Club and maximize your race experience
Minnetonka Yacht Club offers a full slate of racing for youth aged 8-22 years old. This great opportunity provides LMSS sailors to sharpen their skills on their home waters, in races run by MYC’s professional race staff, as well as a great training-ground for local and regional racing.
The Minnetonka Yacht Club summer racing calendar is typically 14 weeks long and offers the most convenient and cost-effective sailing for a youth sailor. Below is a summary of events; please see the MYC schedule for dates and start times.
Monday Youth Night: Optimist, 420 (Main/Jib only), & Laser
Three Races per night; pre- and post-race briefing for Opti sailors
Post-race briefing for 420 sailors with the fleet captains
Parent-chaperoned “gap-time” between LMSS camp and MYC racing
Grilled dinner for sailors and parents, hosted by MYC parents
Parent spectator boat and safety crew opportunities available
Wednesday Night: X-Boat, 420 (Spinnaker & Trapeze), Laser, X-Boat
Single race followed by MYC’s Sail and Social catered dinners
Scow fleet crew opportunities available – contact fleet captains to coordinate sailing opportunities
Saturday & Sunday Fleet Racing: X-Boat and 420 (Spinnaker & Trapeze)
Sunday Night Junior/Senior Series: X-Boat
Sailed in X-Boats, this MYC tradition focuses on developing racing skills
Junior skippers are paired with an experienced adult sailor who crews and acts as a mentor during the races.
Laser Fleet Racing: Wayzata Bay
Wednesday evening Laser racing 6:30 pm, April-May (three races per evening)
Tuesday evening Laser racing 6:30 pm June-August (three races per evening)
Contact: Bruce Martinson
Adult Sailing/Racing Lessons
Offered in partnership with LMSS on Wednesday nights. Lessons include dinner at the MYC Grill & Chill. Additional Details.
MYC Hosted Regattas
MYC typically hosts one to three major regattas every summer – a fantastic opportunity for youth sailors to crew with and learn from some of MYC’s many accomplished racing sailors. Please refer to the club schedule for more information.