Youth Racing

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.

Youth Fleets


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.

X Boats

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.

Melges 15

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.


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