MCSA in partnership with the Mattapoisett Yacht Club (MYC) is accepting applications to participate in a 420 sail racing program. The program is designed to teach racing rules, safety, skills and strategies as well as to foster team work between skipper and crew.
The use of MCSA boats is open only to students with sailing experience, however no sail race experience is required. Applications for the use of MCSA’s boats will be considered in the order that they are received. For sailors that will supply their own 420, experienced sailors of all ages are welcome.
Program Location and Dates
The 420 racing program will be conducted from the Mattapoisett Town Beach & Barstow Wharf located on Water Street in Mattapoisett.
Tuesday evenings beginning July 3 through August 14, 2018, weather permitting.
Boats will leave MCSA’s raft at 5:30 P.M. sharp with the first race to start at 6:00 P.M.
The fee for the use of MCSA’s 420s is $20 per student per race. MCSA will supply a certified instructor and rides back and forth from Barstow Wharf to MCSA’s 420 raft. For those who supply their own 420, there will be a race entry fee of $125 per boat for the season. Please make your check payable to MCSA and submit the same with this completed application to MCSA, P.O. Box 947, Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Note: Students must be able to swim to participate in this program.
Equipment & Gear
MCSA shall conduct its 420 program using 420 sailboats which are the preferred sailboats for High School Programs. Students, their parents and guardians must be aware that 420s are fast and extremely unstable sailboats that are known to capsize. As a result, students will be exposed to wet conditions including submersion. Students must supply their own life jackets that must be suitable for their body type, weight and for sailing conditions. Students should always arrive dressed appropriately based upon the temperature, wind and wave conditions. During cold weather, for safety purposes it is strongly recommended that students supply and wear their own dry-suits and sailing gloves. MCAS reserves the right to deny improperly dressed students access to its boats.