The 2021 Junior Training Session has been canceled.
Our Program will resume in 2022. Information will be available early next year with registration starting March 1, 2022.
Two-week sailing Program
Our two-week sailing program is for students ages 9 to 16. MRSA and Grachur Club member families (children and grandchildren) receive priority registration. No prior sailing experience is required for participation. Each student is expected to be able to swim prior to the start of the program. Each weekday during the program begins at 8:30 AM and finishes at 4:00 PM.
Magothy River Sailing Association maintains a fleet of dinghies, including FJs, 420s, Lasers, and Prams. One the water training will be conducted on these boats with students separated into groups by skill level. A US Sailing/CBYRA approved training program is taught by our staff of instructors and trainee instructors. They are assisted by volunteer parent/guardians who provide on shore supervision each day.
Our Junior Training program requires parent, grandparent, and/or guardian support to assist in the smooth running of the program. Volunteer work parties clean and repair boats prior to the beginning of the program. A volunteer is also required to provide one day of on-site supervision per student sailor in the program. Students interested in race training may also have addition volunteer needs.
Registration applications will be accepted starting March 1. See below for revised procedures for submitting registration: both email and hard copy required. Members of MRSA or Grachur have priority registration until April 1. Returning member students will have priority over new member students. Nonmember student registrations will be considered after member registrations, with priority given to returning students until April 1. After April 1, all applications will be enrolled in order of date received provided the program is not full.
Students accepted to the program will be notified starting April 1. Once the program is full, a waiting list will be formed with the remaining registrations. Member Priority will be retained if the registration is placed on the waiting list. Applications received after April 1 will be added in the order they are received without priority stipulations. Space in the program is limited to 40 students during a regular year. COVID restrictions may require further reductions for the safety of students and staff. Space has traditionally been limited and it is recommended that families register promptly when the forms are available. Registration will only be accepted if all forms (Medical Waiver, Program Release, Registration Form, and Registration Fee) are received. Outstanding forms will delay registration. Registration Forms will be available in the MRSA Red Book and available as a download here on March 1. The registration fee check will not be negotiated until the student has been formally accepted into the program.
Registration procedures include submission of forms by email and US Mail
No hand-delivered registrations can be accepted. To register your child(ren), create a digital image of each completed form (either by scanning or taking a picture), and submit all three forms via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Put the child’s name in the email subject line.
To complete the registration, send the three paper forms plus your check by US Mail to the address on the Registration form. If you are registering multiple children, each child must have separate forms. A single check is acceptable.
Registration priority will be determined by date of receipt of the emailed Registration forms.
New forms will be available at the start of the 2022 season.