The mission of the Charter Program is to establish a clear path to boat ownership for MYC members, while increasing the racing membership of the club.
In 2016 the MYC Board of Directors successfully implemented a charter boat program for the X fleet. Over the last four years the Charter program has grown to include X, MC, C, E Scow and a Yngling.
This Charter Program is a step towards boat ownership. Those awarded a charter package will be supported by the yacht club as they learn the requirements of boat ownership. Upon completion of this program the MYC will assist the sailor in ways to find a boat to purchase.
Those awarded a charter will receive a package that includes a boat, sails, lift, and place to store the boat on Bug Island. Charter recipients must be MYC members, pay half of racing dues and a $250 deposit.
The sailor receiving this awarded package will be fully responsible for the following:
- Return the boat, sails and lift in better condition than it was received
- Sail in at least 60% of Minnetonka Yacht Club races on a regular schedule
- Enter local regattas
- Engage with a mentor to improve the sailing skill of the skipper and any crew
- Recruit crew and provide them with exposure to the program and yacht club
Many members of MYC have volunteered to assist the Charter Program. These mentors have committed to work with the applicant to improve their racing, boat ownership and maintenance skills. As an applicant, you must reach out to your mentor and set up a schedule to meet with each other. Mentors and Charter skippers should sail at least two races together of the summer. It is advisable that this schedule is included with the application.
Use the PDF application and submit to the MYC Director. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2020. Charter recipients will be announced by March 1, 2020. Specific questions can be directed to Chrisy Hughes.