Sailing Programs & Racing Results
At the South Haven Yacht Club, we love boats, boating and boaters. To fully enjoy boating, it helps to be trained in handling and safety. That’s why SHYC offers sailing lessons for youth and adults. You can learn how to sail, the rules of the waterways, and teamwork. And, you’ll have a great time, guaranteed.
We also believe in healthy competition. So, we have our summer race series every Thursday evening. Sailboat races run from May to September, weather permitting. Additionally, we host the Invitational and Commodore’s Cup, and our racers participate in other community races.
See below for information on the SHYC boating programs.
Summer Race Series
Come sail with us! SHYC offers a summer racing series that is open to our members and the public. The series runs May through September every Thursday evening, weather permitting.
Any sailboat with a current valid MidWest Performance Handicap Racing Fleet rating certificate (MWPHRF) is eligible.
SHYC Racing Mission:
- To advance the sport of sailboat racing at the Club.
- To promote a safe environment for sailboat racing.
- To encourage camaraderie and healthy competition among sailors.
- To encourage awareness of the sport of sailing for all sailing enthusiasts.
For more information contact:
Racing Chairman: Beth Onken
Click here for Race Calendar.
Click below image for Race Results
SHYC Sailing Lessons
Register for Junior Sailing, Friday Family Lessons, Tuesday Adult Lessons or Thursday Learn to Race/Sail. More detail provided below.
For more information contact:
Junior Sailing Dir: Tristan Wilson
See more information below
Annual Invitational Regatta
Every year the SHYC hosts an Invitational Regatta. Sailboats come from up & down the
Lakeshore to participate in this annual event. After a competitive day on the water, the sailors and members gather for the awards presentation, dinner and dancing.
This year The Cheap Dates will provide the entertainment. A good time is sure to be had by all.
Click button below for final results.
Annual Commodore’s Cup
Following in SHYC tradition, this end of the season race is for our members only. The coveted Commodore’s Cup award is presented to the winning sailboat. After the members can enjoy a “Pirate Party” with live music.
Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded. Make sure to mark your calendars so you do not miss out on this fun night!
Click image above for event registration.
SHYC Sailing Lesson Schedule
Notice: Scholarships No Longer Available for 2021
Please use the link above for lesson registration.
Friday Family Sailing
June 26 to August 14 — $180 / $200
For the Whole Family – Back Again After an Awesome Inaugural Season
Choose a morning or afternoon session of 3-hours on any Friday from June 26 to August 14 (no class the afternoon of July 3)
9am to noon: $180
1pm to 4pm: $200
Or reserve the whole day! – and get a 10% discount
Classes will be taught on the J24 or the RS Quest – depending on weather and skill levels of the class.
June 23 for 8 weeks — $400
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Adult Sailing Classes
Thursday – Learn to Race/Sail – NEW!
Classes meet for six weeks:
May 28 to July 2 or July 9 to August 13 — $300
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Join a certified US Sailing Instructor and a seasoned skipper on a J24 and compete against your fellow students on other identical boats (we call that one-design racing). Each boat will have just two or three students for maximum instruction and rotation. Meet at the dock at 5:30 to prep the boat and get on the water by 6p for pre-race tune up