• Macatawa Bay Junior Association

    • Education
    2157 South Shore Dr
    Holland, MI 49423
    (616) 796-8671
    (701) 388-6612
    Hours:
    Summer Hours: Mon -Fri | 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Spring/Fall: Tue -Thur | 11:00am - 7:00pm

    About Us

    Back in 1982, a group of local sailors had the vision for an organization that would promote junior sailing and create opportunities for both members of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) and youth in the read more
    • About

      Back in 1982, a group of local sailors had the vision for an organization that would promote junior sailing and create opportunities for both members of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club (MBYC) and youth in the Holland community who were interested in sailing. This shared vision, along with a couple of borrowed sailboats, became the birth of Macatawa Bay Junior Association (MBJA). At the time, there wasn’t even an instructor boat, yet the organization held the course and began to grow.

      Over the past 37 years, MBJA has enabled countless participants and graduates to learn the joys and thrills that come from sailing on the open water. For many, this has even become more than a sport or activity – sailing has become their way of life.

      With the help and financial support from MBYC and the Holland sailing community, our association has instructed graduates who go on to achieve great things, like becoming collegiate All-Americans, joining the U.S. Optimist Dinghy International Travel Team, and competing internationally in the Laser Radial and 420 class. With that said, we consider the most significant impact of our program to be the number of kids who graduate with sound, water safety fundamentals and a lifelong love of water and sailing.

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    • Whom to Contact

      • Nick Hovland
        Director
        Phone: (616) 796-8671
    • Directions

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