2018 Adult Learn to Sail

Adult Learn to Sail

  • 1 day a week, six sessions: your choice of Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays
  • 2 to 2.5 hours each class
  • 6 on the water classes per session
  • Held in GPYC's Marine Activity Center and on the water
The price for the six-week session:
  • $300 for GPYC members
  • $450 for sponsored guests
Adult Learn to Sail
Fall Session:
September 10 – October 17

Sailors are taught aboard Grosse Pointe Yacht Club’s newly restored J-22’s and instructors are U.S. Sailing Certified. Whether you are new to sailing or want to improve your sailing, navigation or racing techniques we can tailor a program to your needs.

Joseph Klaasen is the Adult Learn to Sail Program director. Joseph has designed the courses for those 18 years and older with all different sailing abilities in mind.

Skills taught in Learn to Sail include rigging, boat handling, steering with a tiller, main and jib sail trim, entering and leaving the harbor, points of sail, wind, knot tying and sailing safety.

Participants will sail with a professional coach on each boat. All classes will be videoed for viewing on our new classroom in the Marine Activity Center (MAC).

For more information contact Joseph Klaasen at jklaasen@gpyc.org
Adult Learn to Sail Registration

In addition to the Learn to Sail class, GPYC also offers these courses:

  • Cruising Lake St Clair (Understand the lake, using GPS and VHF radio, setup destinations)
  • Learn to Race (Sailing the J/22 fast and trimming the sails for speed, understanding the race course)

GPYC Member Sailors who complete any of these courses successfully are entitled to take out a J/22 with your friends. The J/22s have power for docking. There is no fee for the use of these boats.