Junior Olympic Sailing Festival - Ohio : Mentor Harbor Yachting Club

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Mentor Harbor Yachting Club is proud to host our second annual USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival and Skill Builder Clinic for junior sailors and coaches in Opti, Laser, c420 and Thistle fleets. It's the only JO between Detroit and Rochester, and a great way to kick off your summer racing season! Save money and register by June 1. (Late fees apply to late registrations). 

MHYC's Skill Builder Clinic and Junior Olympics Sailing Festival is part of a nationwide series of sailing regattas for youth ages 8 to 18 with the goal to encourage young sailors to enjoy sailing and to develop their skill. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels--from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US Sailing and sponsored nationally by Gill, Sperry, and New England Ropes. Locally, we are grateful for the support of Sailing Inc's Quantum Sail Loft, Mentor Harbor Youth Sailing Association, and our numerous volunteer members and friends!
Junior Sailor Registration Fee ($135 per sailor). 
NOTE: 420/Thistle teams REGISTER TOGETHER.
6/10-6/12: Skill Builder Clinic and Regatta. Fleets include: Opti Green, Opti Gold (R/B/W), Laser Radial, and c420, and Thistle. Get up close and personal with collegiate-level coaches who will give you professional tips and tricks to improve your sailing ,over 3 days on land and on the water. John Pearce, head sailing coach for George Washington University, is organizing the clinics and will lead the Laser fleet. Decorated dinghy sailor Lee Sackett will coach the Thistle Fleet. US Sailing is finalizing c420 and Opti coaches. Professionally run races (up to 11 races), with debriefs from the lead coaches. 

Fee includes: 
-All meals June 10-12. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus evening parties on Friday and Saturday night, and awards ceremony on Sunday. Lunch will be served on the water on Saturday and Sunday.) 
-Official Junior Olympic T-shirt.
-First 150 registrants receive a fantastic swag bag full of sailing stickers, goodies and more!

Coach the Coach Clinic Registration ($100 fee) 
6/9-10 Specifically geared for junior sailing coaches. Fine-tune your coaching skills, bring new ideas back to your race team or sail camp. Nick Turney will run this clinic on Thursday 6/9 6-8 and 6/10 from 9-4. On Saturday and Sunday, watch how our elite collegiate head sailing coaches work with junior sailors on and off the water. Daily debriefs. 

Fee includes: 
-Coaching clinic and debriefs
-Official Junior Olympics T-Shirt
-All meals from June 9-12. (Pizza on Thursday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner plus evening parties on Friday and Saturday night, and awards ceremony on Sunday. Lunch will be served on the water on Saturday and Sunday.) 
Registration for Coaches is here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12523
 While it is not required for your team's coach to register for the Coaching Skill-Builder Clinic, each team is required to supply a safety boat with a supervising adult or coach offshore, and a second "shore parent" in case of emergency. 

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News & Notices

  • Jun 08, 2016 11:46 EST


    Sailor Food Wristbands: When you register you will receive a red “SAIL MHYC 2016” wristband. 
    THIS IS YOUR MEAL TICKET! Do not lose it, there will be a $35 replacement fee per day left in the event. On Saturday and Sunday you will be packing your lunch in our Snack Bar – Subway sandwiches, apples, granola bars. Refill your water before you go out! Dinners are: Friday Pasta Night, Saturday - Roasted Chicken dinner, Sunday Burgers and Dogs on the Grill. 
    Coaches: Are eligible for a food wristband purchase - $75 for the entire weekend, 3 meals a day. Purchase with credit card only at registration. $100 includes a t-shirt and the coach clinic. Sign them up! No late fee for coaches signing up for the clinic thru July 9 at 5p. Clinic starts at 6p on Thursday. Sign up here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12523 Coaches please bring dry bags or coolers to hold your kids' lunches on the water. We will provide some 5 gallon water jugs to go on coach boats. Bring your own if you can. 
    Parents: If you are going out on the water on Sat/Sun - we will offer box lunches for $8 on Saturday and Sunday – first come first served. Orders must be in and paid on Friday at the registration table in the Spinnaker Room (downstairs) Please pay with a credit card. They can be picked up by 10:30am on Sat and Sun in the Registration area. See additional notice for restaurant information and club use.
    We also are offering spectator boats on Sat. and Sunday. Sign up at registration. 

  • Jun 08, 2016 11:44 EST


    ALL Sailors must have a responsible adult ASIDE FROM A COACH assigned to them. We will be doing random phone checks to make sure the contact parent is indeed at the club. Please coordinate with your club teams on this. Coaches and responsible adults - please check in daily with the registration area! 
    When a sailor is injured, they MUST report to their race committee or safety boat, and receive an escort back to MHYC where they will be met by our safety team. Parent on call will be immediately contacted. 
    VHF Channels: 
    Safety Committee: 69 
    420/Thistle/Laser course: 78 
    Opti Gold (RWB) course: 72 
    Opti Green course: 71 
    Regatta Chair: 440-537-4939 (please text) – Kathy Allyn 
    Club main line: 440-257-7214 
    email: mhycsailcamp@gmail.com

  • Jun 08, 2016 11:33 EST


    Participant and Guest Pool and Beach Use:

    The MHYC grounds are open to all of our guests for the weekend. The pool hours are 11-8a Fri/Sat/Sun. Kids ages 12 and under must wear lifejackets on the docks at all times. Collared shirts are required for men and kids over age 13 going inside the clubhouse after 6pm, unless there is inclement weather for the patio dinners. No hats inside the clubhouse, please. The Club restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, inside and outside seating.


    MHYC Restaurant/Bar

    Lunch, dinner and drinks for parents/siblings can be purchased using a credit card either inside the MHYC restaurant or with a server outside. We also have a new beautifully renovated pool deck with an outdoor bar. This is for use by adult guests and members only. 

    The menus are online at www.mhyc.us. The Snack Bar downstairs no longer serves lunch – it is now ice cream parlor – sundaes, snacks, ice cream cones and delicious milkshakes! Open 11a-8p. The Gas Dock offers cold drinks and snacks too. If your club has reciprocity with MHYC, please bring your club card with you to use your reciprocity.

    Spectator Boats:

    Available for families to go out and watch the racing on Saturday and Sunday.

    Saturday: “Puffin” – Ed Vadakin

    Sunday: “Corsair” – Chuck and Jean Stephenson

    Sign up at registration, meet at the Gas Dock at 11am for departure. Will return around 3p.


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