Junior sailing program

ages 8-18

Please review our outlined polices, procedures and FAQ's for Summer 2022.

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 inspires 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

Scholarship dollars are made available from generous individual donations from Sail Charlevoix supporters, parents and alumni.  While it is our goal to ensure every sailor has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs, scholarship funding is not unlimited.  Scholarships will be awarded based on the funds available at any given time, a demonstration of financial need, and the child’s desire to learn to sail.

Due to the limited number of scholarships available, applications are requested as soon as possible. Full scholarship details and guidelines can be found on our application, but please contact us with any questions.

2020 Scholarship application & Guidelines

What to Bring

  • Type III Life jacket, Coast Guard Approved (loaners may be available)
  • Gear bag with contact info
  • Optional face mask for social distancing
  • A change of dry clothes and towel
  • Applied sunscreen and insect repellent 
  • UV Sunglasses and/or hat
  • Closed-toe shoes or water shoes (with closed toes)
  • 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.

2022 Boyne City Sessions

Morning Sessions: 9:30am - 12:15pm | Afternoon Sessions: 1:15 - 4pm
Special Dates: No class Friday, July 1 at Boyne City
June 23 - Pizza Picnic at noon (Please bring your drink.)

Session 1A-BC
Jun
13
-
17
Morning
$180
Session 1B-BC
Jun
13
-
17
Afternoon
$180
Session 2A-BC
Jun
20
-
24
Morning
$180
Session 2B-BC
Jun
20
-
24
Afternoon
$180
Session 3A-BC
Jun
27
-
30
No class Friday, July 1
Morning
$145
Session 3B-BC
Jun
27
-
30
No class Friday, July 1
Afternoon
$145

2022 Charlevoix Sessions

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

Special Dates:
July 4 & July 19 - No class
July 19 - "Regatta" (no classes)
August 2, Potluck Picnic @ Charlevoix, Depot Beach, 6:00pm

Session 3A-CVX
Jun
27
-
1
Morning
$180
Session 3B-CVX
Jun
27
-
1
Afternoon
$180
Session 4A*-CVX
Jul
5
-
8
No class Monday, July 4
Morning
$145
Session 4B*-CVX
Jul
5
-
8
No class Monday, July 4
Afternoon
$145
Session 5A-CVX
Jul
11
-
15
Morning
$180
Session 5B-CVX
Jul
11
-
15
Afternoon
$180
Session 6A*-CVX
Jul
18
-
22
No Class Tuesday, July 19 due to Jr Venetian Regatta. (Regatta is a separate sign up.)
Morning
$145
Session 6B*-CVX
Jul
18
-
22
No Class Tuesday, July 19 due to Jr Venetian Regatta. (Regatta is a separate sign up.)
Afternoon
$145
Session 7A-CVX
Jul
25
-
29
Morning
$180
Session 7B-CVX
Jul
25
-
29
Afternoon
$180
Session 8A-CVX
Aug
1
-
5
Morning
$180
Session 8B-CVX
Aug
1
-
5
Afternoon
$180
Session 9A-CVX
Aug
8
-
12
Morning
$180
Session 9B-CVX
Aug
8
-
12
Afternoon
$180

FUN! Thursday Evening Family Sailing

Get out on the water and enjoy an evening sail as a family!

Family Sailing sessions are for families who are signed up for sailing classes that specific week or for families of students who have already completed a week in our current season. This will be an excellent time to practice skills learned in a relaxed, unstructured environment. No formal instruction offered, but we will have safety instructors present to lend a hand and offer assistance if needed. NOTE: Student must be a Seaman 1st or have an experienced sailor in their crew. (Of Seaman 3rd-1st, Seaman 1st is the highest level.)

Boyne City: June 16 & 23, 5:30 - 8pm
Depot Beach, Charlevoix: June 30, July 14, 28 & August 4, 5:30 - 8pm

$75 per boat. Limit four (4) per boat. Weather permitting.

Family Sailing Request

After your request has been submitted, we will review and contact you with any questions. At that time we will provide a link for payment and registration.
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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.