Magothy River Sailing Association
2017 Junior Sailing Program
The MRSA youth sailing program includes a comprehensive training program for students from beginners to advanced sailors as well as a weekly racing program for interested youths. This year the training program will take place at Grachur Club from Monday July 10, 2017 through Friday July 21, 2017.
Both the sail training program and the weekly race program rely heavily on parents for assistance in boat maintenance, daily supervision (one day for each participant), 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 beginning at 0830 hours and finishing at 1600 hours. It is 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.
The Grachur Club is located off Mountain Road on Lake Shore Drive in Pasadena, Maryland, on the upper Magothy River. Students are taught using the approved US Sailing/CBYRA training regimen. On-the-water training is conducted using the MRSA fleet of small sailboats including prams, 420's, 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 classrooom and on the water instruction. Parental supervision is provided each day of the course.
Applications and Registration
Applications for the training course will be accepted starting on March 1.
For applications received by the Member Priority Registration Date, April 1st, 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 the year prior to registration). 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 will be enrolled in order of receipt, space-permitting, with no priority accorded to MRSA/Grachur Club membership.
Commitments by MRSA for enrollment will be made starting on April 1. If all spaces are filled, a waiting list will be formed. Those on the waiting list on 4/1 will retain their priority as MRSA/Grachur Club Members. Additions to the waiting list after 4/1 will be added in the order of receipt without any priority accorded to MRSA/Grachur Club Members.
The Registration Form and Release FOrms appear in the MRSA RED BOOK, and will also be available via links at the bottom of this page, on or about March 1, 2017. In past years, the junior training program has filled quickly with member families; so early registration is recommended for all categories.
NOTE: Only applications completed on the current year's Junior Training Registration Form will be accepted; one student per form. The Fee, Medical Waiver, and Sailing Course Release Forms (available just below this text) must also be completed and returned with the Registration Form. The check will not be negotiated until the youngster is accepted.