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

Race Crew TrainingLEARN TO SAIL


Sailors need to be at least 18 years old or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian (on a case by case approval.)

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.  Boat shoes are required while you are on the boats.

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.

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