Try Sailing Day

Each year, SBCSA hosts a FREE Try Sailing Day during the YWCA’s Riverside Art Festival in downtown Bay City. Join us this year on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the SBCSA dock to try sailing with one of our experienced skippers. There is no cost to participate in this event. Visit us at the dock early to sign up for this popular activity!

Hoist a Glass

Our annual wine, cheese, and ale tasting fundraiser has become a popular social event for friends and family from within and outside our local sailing community. Proceeds from Hoist a Glass benefit the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association’s mission to make sailing accessible to everyone.

Details for 2019 are coming soon!

Beakers, Brushes, and Boats: A STEAM Day Camp

BaySail and the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association have teamed up with Studio 23/The Arts Center to offer a brand new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) day camp for 3rd through 5th graders! In this four-day camp, students will explore the Great Lakes and Saginaw Bay Watershed through art, environmental science, and sailing!

Mornings will be spent learning about our local waterways through hands-on science lessons and experiments. Afterwards, campers will unwind through the creation of water-related art, and sailing aboard daysailers with adult skippers. At the end of the week, campers will celebrate their achievements with a science-themed sail aboard the tall ship Appledore IV. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

Details for 2019 are coming soon!

Boatbuilding Class

During the winter months, SBCSA introduces members to the art of boatbuilding using a variety of construction methods, building techniques, and other skills. No prior boat building knowledge is required. Basic woodworking skills are helpful but not necessary. Completed boats are raffled off or sold and proceeds support the SBCSA’s youth and adult sailing programs.

This season, the boatbuilding class will complete the hybrid 20’ Osprey triple cockpit kayak from Pygmy that was started in 2018 and continue working on two solo sailing canoes. In addition to continuing work on these boats, there is always routine maintenance to be done for the fleet of training boats used for youth and adult sailing lessons.

Class starts Monday, January 7 and runs every Monday & Wednesday through April 15.

To participate in boatbuilding class, you must be a current SBCSA member and pay a $70 materials fee. Click here for the membership application.


The success and growth of the SBCSA depends upon the support and commitment of those willing to volunteer their time and talents. Activities can include boat and facility maintenance, fundraising, publicity, and more!

If you are interested in volunteering with SBCSA, sign up to be a member and check one or more of the activities listed on the membership application. Our team will reach out to discuss upcoming opportunities.


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Bay City, MI 48707

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