MYC offers a full slate of racing for youth aged 8 through college. This is a great opportunity for Lake Minnetonka Sailing School, high school, and college sailors to sharpen their skills on home waters and train for local and regional racing.
The MYC racing calendar typically is 14 weeks long and offers convenient and cost-effective sailing for a youth sailor. Our youth fleets include Optimists, 420s Lasers, X Boats, and Melges 15s. More information can be found on the Calendar.
Optimists or "Optis" are sailed by kids up to the age of 15. Another
ISAF international class (one of only two youth international classes),
Optis are a great platform for learning to sail and provide many
opportunities for competitive one-design racing. Find out more on the
U.S Optimist Dingy Association website.
MYC's largest youth fleet, X Boats (also known as Cubs) are a great way for kids up to the age of 16 to get into
Inland sailing. The X Boats race on Sunday morning and Monday evening.
Find out more about X Boats on their class website.
The 420 is the main 2-person dinghy for high school and college racing. MYC has 420 racing so that you can continue to hone your skills during the summer!
An Olympic class, the Laser/ILCA fleet is open to youth and adults. With
three different rig sizes, these boats are a great option for all ages. Lasers are the singlehand class for high school and college sailing.
Minnetonka's newest fleet, the one-design Melges 15 is a 2-person
dinghy. Monday night racing Melges 15 racing is a great way to get
regatta-ready. More information is available on the Melges 15 class website.