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Junior Programs

Metedeconk River Yacht Club is home to one of the most successful junior programs on the Barnegat Bay. From late June to the middle of August, MRYC juniors are involved in both swimming and sailing. The swim team competes against other teams from around Ocean County including several events that are hosted at Metedeconk.
The MRYC sailing program has blossomed into one of the best around. Metedeconk offers several different classes, including Optimist (Beginner to Racing Team), Feva, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 and Club 420. Metedeconk is also home to the famed Junior Powder Puff Regatta. This ‘girls-only’ event is held annually in July, attracting over 250 sailors from along the Atlantic Coast. This regatta has been featured in Sailing Magazine and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.

MRYC also holds a weekly Advanced Sailing Class for junior sailors between the ages of 14 and 17. These sailors are coached in Lightnings at a more rigorous level in hopes of promoting the Lightning class to junior sailors.
  • sportsmanship and interpersonal skills
  • a respect for the sea and the elements
  • responsibility for boats and equipment