Magothy River Sailing Association
Youth Sailing Program
Planning is underway for the 2013 MRSA Junior Training Sailing program. Due to the late closing date of Anne Arundel County Schools, the program will be held Monday July 8 - Friday July 19 (weekdays), at the Grachur Club.
Program structure will be similar to last year, and we look forward to seeing many familiar faces as well as welcoming new juniors. Full details and registration forms will be available here on the MRSA website on or about March 1, 2013, and in the 2013 MRSA Redbook. The deadline for Member Priority registration will again be April 1.
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Both the sail training program and the weekly race program rely heavily on parents for assistance in boat maintenance, daily supervision, and race management. Parents are expected to participate in some way with these activities. With continued support we are able to provide an outstanding educational and fun program for our youth.
The training program is a two-week day course for boys and girls from 9 to 16 years of age. No prior experience, other than swimming ability, is required for enrollment. The sailing course is open to children and grandchildren of MRSA and Grachur Club families and to non-affiliated youth. Preference is shown first to MRSA/Grachur Club families with children and grandchildren returning to the program, then to MRSA/Grachur Club members with children new to the program, and last to non-members (with priority given to non-members who participated in 2012), for applications received by the Member Priority Registration Date, April 1st. There is no category for 'guests' of MRSA/Grachur Club Members who are not relatives of the Member; they will be regarded as non-members. Within each category, applications will be prioritized by date of receipt. Applications received after April 1, 2013 will be enrolled in order of receipt, space-permitting.
The Grachur Club is located off Lake Shore Drive in Pasadena, Maryland, on the upper Magothy River. Students are taught using the approved USSA/CBYRA training regimen. On-the-water training is conducted using the MRSA fleet of small sailboats including prams, 420s, Flying Juniors, and Lasers. A staff of six instructors, many of whom are graduates of the program, and program graduate Counselors In Training (CITs) provide the classroom and on the water instruction. Parental supervision is provided each day of the course.
The Registration Form appears in the MRSA RED BOOK (available mid-March) and will also be posted here on the website on March 1. In past years, the junior training program has filled quickly with member families, so early registration is recommended for all categories. Commitments to member families will be made beginning April 1st.
NOTE: Only applications completed on the 2013 Junior Training Registration Form will be accepted; one student per form. The Fee, Medical Waiver, and Sailing Course Release Forms (also available in the MRSA RED BOOK and here on the website) must also be completed and returned with the Registration Form. The check will not be negotiated until the youngster is accepted.
e-mail the Junior Training Chairperson
e-mail the Junior Racing Chairperson