JUNIOR OLYMPIC SAILING FESTIVAL LAKE ST CLAIR CHAMPIONSHIP
SEPTEMBER 8–10, 2017
The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is proud to host this event, as part of a nationwide series of sailing regattas for youth ages 8 to 18. Each event in this family of regattas is hosted by a different club or organization, but all events share a common goal: to encourage young sailors to enjoy sailing and to develop their skill. Events mix Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels—from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations. In 2017, 30 events are planned for waters in the continental United States and Hawaii and over 5,000 sailors are expected to compete. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US Sailing and sponsored nationally by Gill and Sperry, New England Ropes, KO Sailing and Zim. This event is sponsored locally by the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation.
2017 GPYC USODA GREAT LAKES CHAMPIONSHIPS
JUNE 24–25, 2017
The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club hosted the 2017 Optimist Great Lakes Championship on June 23–25, 2017. Friday, June 23 was dedicated to competitor check-in and on-the-water practice; racing occurred throughout the day on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Sailors between the ages of 9–14 competed from all over the region in the world's largest sailing class, the Optimist dinghy.
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