Sailing on Lake Michigan

420 Great Lakes Team

The 420 Great Lakes Team reinforces for its sailors the specific skills necessary for sailing in 420 racing dinghies. The 420 Great Lakes Team is one of the placement options for the more accomplished Optimist Race Team sailors who have aged out of or are too big for the Optimist class. Sailors entering the 420 Great Lakes Team must show competence in boat-handling and have knowledge of rules and tactics. The 420 Great Lakes Team places emphasis on the development of racing skills and teamwork in competition.  The 420 Great Lakes Team focuses on learning how to compete while using a trapeze and spinnaker in fleet racing. Sailors also learn tactics and some basic rules of team racing.  The sailors travel to local and regional regattas to gain valuable experience in larger fleets, and to prepare them for more advanced racing.  By the end of the summer, the most qualified members of the 420 Great Lakes Team will be ready to join the 420 Travel Team, and may have opportunities to race during the winter season.

(Full Summer or 1/2 Summer)


Please check back for the 2019 Summer Sailing Calendar