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Hope College Sailing

Sailing is a club sport at Hope College. For more information about the sailing club, email


Weekend of September 6th: St. Joseph River Yacht Club Regatta. Second overall, 2nd in As and 3rd in Bs.

Weekend of September 13th: Fall Fury @ Wisconsin, 13th out of 17 teams (10th out 17 A teams) Results

Weekend of September 20th: Buckeye Invite @ Ohio State

Weekend of September 27th: Informal @ Hope (tentative)

Weekend of October 4th: Off (Fall Break)

Weekend of October 11th: Cedarfest @ Michigan State

Weekend of October 18th: Boudeman Cup @ Western Michigan

Weekend of October 25th: Emma Biagoni Memorial @ Hope



The Hope Sailing team sails on the waters of Lake Macatawa at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club.

Occasionally, Hope Sailing travels a short channel to access Lake Michigan to experience large lake sailing.

The sailing season is from late August to the end of October. Hope Sailing is one of the few clubs that travel to other schools such as Wisconsin-Madison, University Michigan and Western Michigan University to compete. There are, on average five to seven regattas per season, and that number changes from season to season.

Hope Sailing uses 420 boats in all competitions, but JY boats are also used periodically during practices.

Practices are held Mondays through Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. (weather permitting). Sailors will meet at The Anchor and carpool to Macatawa Bat Yacht Club.

Similar to other club sports, attending every practice isn't required for every sailor, but
individuals and the team as a
whole definitely benefit from consistent attendance.

Hope Sailing will also consider attendance when it comes time to compete in regattas.

All supplies are provided; from the boats to the lifejackets, we've got you covered! Essentially, HopeSailing serves to provide a fun environment to introduce novice s to the sport ofsailing, and to also allow more experienced sailors to hone their racing skills.


Commodore: Evelyn Ritter
Vice Commodore: Evan Rodgers
Treasurer: Mitchell Gage
Regatta chair: Andrea McGuire 


Address 2157 S Shore Dr, Holland, MI, 49423
Phone (616) 335-5815
Directions Take 17th Street west (toward Lake Michigan). 17th turns onto South Shore Drive. Continue on South Shore for about eight miles.
Macatawa Bay Yacht Club will be on the right.



Emma Biagioni Memorial Regatta hosted by Hope at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club

Buckeye Invitational, hosted by Ohio State University

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