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Detroit Boat Club
The Oldest Yachting Club in the Americas
Established in 1839
HomeLearn To Sail



The Detroit Boat Club offers club-owned sailboats (Flying Scots) which are available for recreational use by any certified member. Sailing lessons are available for members who wish qualify for their skipper’s card. 

Sailing classes are designed for both the novice who has never been in a sailboat as well as for sailors with some experience who want to learn how to sail on their own. Contact us for more information at

For additional details, please review our Learn to Sail 2019 Brochure

Want more information?

Give us a call and speak with one of our Instructors / members. We would love to speak to you!

Bill Wayland
313 970-0135
Caleb Parton
313 718-3460

Pamela Rupinski
313 719-0501 

Class Schedules

Class is held every Thursday evening, for 2 hours (6:00-8:00) in April, and for 3.5 hours (5:00-8:30) in May thru September.

Class Dates: TBD

Class Location


To be announced in the Spring, 2020

Great view of Detroit River traffic and Downtown