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 9 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 early to sign up for this popular activity!

Hoist a Glass

Our annual wine, cheese, and ale tasting fundraiser will be hosted on Saturday, April 14 at the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club. Visit www.hoistaglass.com for tickets and more information. Early bird pricing ends April 1. Tickets are available at-the-door. Proceeds from Hoist a Glass benefit the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association’s mission to make sailing accessible to everyone.

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.

July 16 – 19, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | 3rd – 5th graders | $199 per camper | Register Here

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.


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.


P.O. Box 2122
Bay City, MI 48707

(989) 922-SAIL (7245)


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