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our programs

Sail Charlevoix is announcing a full selection of sailing classes for children and adults for our northern Michigan community, visitors, and friends.

Lessons include a range of hands-on sailing and weekly sailing trips to local Lake Charlevoix beaches. Director Stan Carroll is excited to welcome back a veteran staff of talented and dedicated instructors who are ready to share their love of sailing with children and teenagers from eight to eighteen years. Flexible schedules are offered for adults.

Our new season is kicking off with a new website offering online registration and new opportunities to participate in sailing for all ages.  Whether you are looking to learn to sail, improve your racing skills, gain access to Lake Charlevoix via our Depot beach rack storage or help support our program, please join us at Sail Charlevoix!

Why Sail Charlevoix

Sail Charlevoix has its roots going back more than the 33 years and always been dedicated to providing our northern Michigan community exceptional sailing instruction and access to our beautiful Lake Charlevoix.  We are a long-standing local organization whose priorities are Safety, Fun, Education and Advancement.

Sail Charlevoix is not only a top sailing program, but we remain dedicated to making the experience available to students of all income ranges.  Compare our pricing and breadth of program to any other program in the region.  The generous support of our community, cities, and volunteers allow us to keep costs low and performance high.

Our Locations

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Our Team

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Our Fleet

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Our Commitment To Safety

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Our Programs

Junior Sailing

Our learn-to-sail program gives many students their first opportunity at command of a boat.  Students earn self confidence and responsibility as they gain boat handling skills.  Lessons include  sailing terminology, knot-tying skills, safe sailing lessons, racing skills and much more.

Junior Racing

Our racing program starts by honing dinghy skills and can help transition the student as far as they want to go.  Sessions focus on specific racing skills and techniques with classroom instruction to review strategy, tactics and rules. Short practice races allow for ample coaching opportunities.

Adult Sailing

Our adult program has successfully provided newer sailors the opportunity to comfortably handle their own boat.  We tailor these sessions to the individual.  Whether getting on a dinghy for the first time or refreshing good sailing habits, our instructors are there to provide the experience desired.

Our locations

Boyne City

Our Boyne City sessions operate in June from the City Marina in downtown Boyne City.  The City generously allows the use of their docks and protected marina which makes for a safe and convenient starting point for Sail Charlevoix.  The large adjacent public park provides family a great venue for watching the classes and Friday racing.  Restrooms, pavilion and close access to downtown make this a great place to hang out before, during and after sailing classes.

F. Grant Moore Municipal Marina
20 State St, Boyne City, MI 49712
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Charlevoix

The Charlevoix sessions start in July and operate from the north end of Depot Beach.  Our docks, hoists and dolly launch offer several means of access to this beautiful portion of Lake Charlevoix.  The adjacent park offers one of the best beaches in the area, restrooms and a pavilion for inclement weather.  The prevailing westerly breezes make launching easy.  The instructional area is close to shore and affords great viewing opportunities.

Depot Beach Park
Charlevoix MI 49720
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