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Detroit Boat Club
The Oldest Yachting Club in the Americas
Established in 1839



Sailors need to be at least 14 years old (those who have not yet graduated from high school must have a parent who is also taking the class).

Sailors must weigh at least 80 lbs and feel comfortable around the water.

Sailors need to be on time.

All participants must wear a proper fitting life jacket at all times on the docks and boats. If you do not own a life jacket, one can be provided for you. 

Shoes are required to be worn at all times on the docks.

A spare set of clothes recommended.

As guests, all participants must act in a respectful manner on the grounds and in the water.

This is an instructional program, to teach the fundamentals of sailing.

We may dismiss any student, if they do not respect the basic rules of the club and/or the program.

Please note: There is a 10 mph speed limit on the property that must be obeyed.

Bring sunblock, sunglasses, hat with retaining straps, and a towel.