Whether at Boyne City or Charlevoix, we have local sailors who compete at national and international levels. Our racing program starts by honing dinghy skills and can transition the student as far as they want to go. If your student is motivated to advance to performance sailing, we lay the foundation through our regular Racing Program and then partner with the Charlevoix Yacht Club to provide opportunities in one design and even offshore keelboat racing.
Classes will focus on specific racing skills and techniques with classroom instruction and short practice races. Regular Racing Sessions will run from 1:15 to 4:00 pm and be offered most weeks this summer. Must have completed Seaman 2nd Class or have instructor approval. Sailors should be familiar with basic sailing skills including points of sail, sail controls and parts of the boat, rigging and derigging, body position and posture of the skipper and crew.
Sail Charlevoix program scholarships (50%) assure every child may have an opportunity to sailing and access to Lake Charlevoix. These programs are based on financial need and are limited in availability. Please contact our director for eligibility and details.
Morning Sessions: 9:30am - 12:15pm | Afternoon Sessions: 1:15 - 4pm
June 28 - Picnic at Boyne City Marina, 6pm
June 29 - Boyne City Regatta (no classes)
No Boyne City Racing Sessions
All Racing is at our Depot Beach, Charlevoix location
Racing Sessions (week days): 1:15 to 4:00pm
July 4 & July 18 - No class
July 11 - Tom Babel Racing Seminar & Ice Cream Social @ Charlevoix Yacht Club, 6:30-8:30pm
July 18 - "Jr. Venetian Regatta" (no classes) (see Notice Of Race)
August 1 - Potluck Picnic @ Charlevoix, Depot Beach, 6:00pm
420 Racing Seminars (Sundays): 12:00 to 4:00pm
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.
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.
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.