2015 SAILING SCHEDULE
September 8 Fall practice begins
September 10 Event to honor donors
September 12 Fall Fury at Wisconsin, Madison
September 19 Ohio State Buckeye Invitational at Columbus, Ohio
September 26 Timme Angsten at Chicago, Illinois Yacht Club
October 3 Alumni Regatta at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
October 10 Laser Singlehanded Championship at Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois
October 10 St. Joseph Regatta at St. Joseph River Yacht Club in St. Joseph, Michigan
October 17 Boudeman Cup hosted by Western Michigan University
October 24 Emma Biagoni Memorial at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club
November 7 Regatta hosted by the University of Illinois
November 14 Timme's Tune-up at Chicago, Illinois Yacht Club
Quartermaster Mason Hunt
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.
MORE ON SAILING CLUB
The Hope Sailing team practices at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club on Lake Macatawa. The team is a full member of the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association.
The sailing season is from late August to November. The sailing team is one of the few clubs that travels to other schools such as Wisconsin-Madison, University Michigan and Western Michigan University to compete. There are, on average five to eight regattas per season, and that number changes from season to season. Attending regattas is a great way to become a better sailor. Going to regattas is also a way to foster relationships with other team members, as well as with sailors from other schools.
The sailing team owns and practices on a fleet of seven new 420s, purchased in the fall of 2015. 420s are the 2-person boats pictured on this site.
Practices are held Mondays through Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. (weather permitting). Sailors meet at The Anchor and carpool to Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. Similar to other club sports, attending every practice isn't required for each sailor, but individuals and the team as a whole benefit greatly from consistent attendance.
The team will consider attendance when it comes time to compete in regattas, however previous racing experience is not required to join the team and participate in regattas! We have a great program that benefits from experienced student sailors and a coach from MBYC so that, no matter what your sailing experience or skill level is, you have the opportunity to become better!
All supplies are provided; from the boats and lifejackets to drysuits and boots, we've got you covered! Essentially, Hope Sailing club serves to provide a fun environment to introduce novices to the sport of sailing, and to also allow more experienced sailors to hone their racing skills.