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 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!
Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SBCSA Dock | Wenonah Park, Bay City
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.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saginaw Bay Yacht Club | 2313 Weadock Hwy, Essexville, MI 48732
Ticket available now! Visit www.hoistaglass.com or call (989) 922-7245.
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 for the second year to offer a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) day camp for 3rd – 6th graders this July!
Campers will spend half the day learning about our local waterways through hands-on science experiments, and unwinding through the creation of water-related art. The second half will be filled learning sailing basics and trying out these newfound skills aboard small prams on the Saginaw River!
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.
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.