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.

2018 Boyne City Sessions

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

Special Dates:
June 28 - Picnic at Boyne City Marina, 6pm
June 29 - Boyne City Regatta (no classes)

Session 2
Jun
11
-
15
Afternoon
Session 3
Jun
18
-
22
Morning
Session 4
Jun
18
-
22
Afternoon
Session 5
Jun
25
-
28
No class June 29
Morning
Session 6
Jun
25
-
28
No class June 29
Afternoon

2018 Charlevoix Sessions

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

Special Dates:
July 24 - Jr. Venetian Regatta (no classes)
August 9 - Picnic at Charlevoix Ferry Beach, 6pm

Session 7
Jul
2
-
6
No class July 4
Morning
Session 8
Jul
9
-
13
Morning
Session 9
Jul
9
-
13
Afternoon
Session 10
Jul
16
-
20
Morning
Session 11
Jul
16
-
20
Afternoon
Session 12
Jul
23
-
27
No class July 24
Morning
Session 13
Jul
23
-
27
No class July 24
Afternoon
Session 14
Jul
30
-
3
Morning
Session 15
Jul
30
-
3
Afternoon
Session 16
Aug
6
-
10
Morning
Session 17
Aug
6
-
10
Afternoon
Session 18
Aug
13
-
17
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.