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Detroit Boat Club
The Oldest Yachting Club in the Americas
Established in 1839
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The Detroit Boat Club offers club-owned sailboats (Flying Scots) which are available for recreational use by any certified member. Sailing lessons are available for members who wish to qualify for their skipper’s card.

Sailing classes are designed for both the novice who has never been in a sailboat as well as for sailors with some experience who want to learn how to sail on their own. Contact us for more information at

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Send us an email and one of our members will respond. We would love to reply to you!

John C. Barker, Vice Commodore

2025 Schedule of Classes

Beginning Classes
          Wednesday Evenings 6:00 pm to dusk
                  Session 1:  May  to July 
                  Session 2:  July  to Sept 

Intermediate Classes
           Monday Evenings 6:00 pm to dusk
                May  to June 
                No classes Memorial Day



Detroit Boat Club
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Great view of Detroit River Sailing and Downtown's Skyline.