Post Number: 23
|Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 7:24 pm: || |
I am interested in learning to sail this season.
Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to get started. I will eventually want to join a club in order to have a boat in the water.
Post Number: 784
|Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 7:48 pm: || |
Investigate Bayview Yacht Club and Crescent Sail Yacht Club which both have adult learn to sail programs.
BYC is in the city at the foot of Clairpointe (Connor) below Jefferson. (www.byc.com). They use Ultimate 20's as their club boats - Very cool boat.
CSYC is at the foot of Kerby Road in Grosse Pointe Farms. - not sure their web address.
They use Flying Scotts as their club boat. Ok to learn on.
I think that Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle may have a similar program with their Flying Scots as well.
Additional resources include DRYA.org.
It is a great sport.
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 9:27 pm: || |
Long in the tooth-
I am a one of the sailing instructors for Bayview Yacht Club's adult sailing program. We are running classes this year on Mondays from May 14 to June 25 (no Memorial Day class). The class will cover all aspects of beginning sailing and boat handling. We use the club boat fleet to teach on. They are called Ultimate 20's and are fast, fun, and easy to learn on. You can check out some photos of the club fleet here: http://www.byc.com/clubboats/u 20s2005YearInReview.ppt
The cost is $200 which includes a book. Last year the class filled up, so signing up early is recommended. To register, you need to call the BYC Office @ 313-822-1853.
Let me know if you need any additional information.
Post Number: 789
|Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 10:07 pm: || |
Great powerpoint Sue!
Hope it attracts more sailors.