Junior sailing program

ages 8-18

Our learn-to-sail program gives many students their first opportunity at command of a boat.  Students earn self confidence and responsibility as they learn small boat handling skills.  Sail Charlevoix students who continue in the program gain experience in a structured environment where young adults exhibit leadership that inspire the next generation of program leaders and beyond. It is an every year occurrence that students transition from learning (Seaman, Mate, Skipper) to leading (Junior Leaders) to teaching (instructors).

Program Scholarships

Sail Charlevoix program scholarships assure every child may have an opportunity to sailing and access to Lake Charlevoix.  These programs are based on financial need and are a limited in availability. Please contact our director for eligibility and details.

What to Bring

  • Type III Life jacket, Coast Guard Approved (loaners available on site)
  • Gear bag with contact info
  • A change of dry clothes and towel
  • Applied sunscreen and insect repellent 
  • UV Sunglasses and or hat
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Curiosity to learn!

Skills and Knowledge Emphasized

  • Sail Trim
  • Rigging
  • Boat Safety
  • Docking & Departing
  • Teamwork
  • Basic Racing
  • Right of Way Rules
  • Small Boat Handling
  • Knot Tying
  • Self Confidence

All program participants must be able to swim with a life jacket.

2019 Boyne City Sessions

Morning Sessions: 9:30am - 12:15pm | Afternoon Sessions: 1:15 - 4pm

Special Dates:
June 27 - Picnic at Boyne City Marina, 6pm
July 4 - Boyne City Parade

Session 1B
Jun
10
-
14
Afternoon
Session 2A
Jun
17
-
21
Morning
Session 2B
Jun
17
-
21
Afternoon
Session 3A
Jun
24
-
28
Morning
Session 3B
Jun
24
-
28
Afternoon

2019 Charlevoix Sessions

Morning Sessions: 9:30am - 12:15pm | Afternoon Sessions: 1:15 - 4pm

Special Dates:
July 4 - No classes
July 23 - Jr. Venetian Regatta (no classes)
July 27 - Venetian Parade
August 6 - Picnic at Depot Beach, 6pm

Session 4A
Jul
1
-
5
No class July 4
Morning
Session 5A
Jul
8
-
12
Morning
Session 5B
Jul
8
-
12
Afternoon
Session 6A
Jul
15
-
19
Morning
Session 6B
Jul
15
-
19
Afternoon
Session 7A
Jul
22
-
26
No class July 23
Morning
Session 7B
Jul
22
-
26
No class July 23
Afternoon
Session 8A
Jul
29
-
2
Morning
Session 8B
Jul
29
-
2
Afternoon
Session 9A
Aug
5
-
9
Morning
Session 9B
Aug
5
-
9
Afternoon
Session 10A
Aug
12
-
16
Morning

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.