Alpena Yacht Club

250 Prentiss St • P.O. Box 1005 • Alpena, Michigan • (989)354-8855 • Established 1922

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Alpena Youth Sailing Club
Sailing Fun for Kids and Adults - Alpena offers one of the best sailing venues in the country. Come out and see!

Photo by Adam Jurkowski/The Alpena News
Young Sailors
Young Sailors

Alpena Youth Sailing Club offers sailing lessons for kids, adults and families with classes from beginners to advanced racers. Sunfish, Optimist and Yngling sailboats give kids and adults an opportunity to learn how to sail, race and just have fun on the water. We provide the boats, life jackets and all the equipment.

2005 Schedule General Information

Class

Date

Time

We have a certified U.S. Sailing instructor on staff at all times. Safety is our primary concern. All the kids Sunfish and Optimist classes are held above the Second Ave. Bridge, behind the Boys and Girls Club. Everyone wears a life jacket at all times. The Yngling classes are held in the bay just a mile or two off shore. Every class is scheduled for five days. We guarantee at least four days of instruction with one day available as a rain day. We will try to use all five days if possible. Kids are welcome (and encouraged) to sign up for multiple classes. They can move from one level to the next all in one summer.

Yngling Crewing
Basic Sailing
Sunfish Racing
Basic Sailing
Intermediate
Intermediate
Sunfish Racing
17+ Yngling
Family Yngling

Private Lessons -
Call to Schedule

June 13-17
July 5-9*
July 5-9*
July 11-15
July 11-15
July 18-22
July 18-22
July 25-29
July 25-29

*These are Tues-Sat classes

12:00- 3:00
  2:00- 5:00
10:00-1:00
10:00- 1:00
  2:00- 5:00
10:00- 1:00
  2:00- 5:00
  2:00- 4:00
  6:00- 8:00




Class Fee Schedule

Donations

Yngling Crewing
Basic Sailing
Intermediate
Sunfish Racing
17+ Yngling
Family Yngling

Private Lessons
per person, per hour

$100
  $75
  $75
  $75
$100
$100

$20 1 person
$15 2 people
$10 3 people

Class fees only cover about two-thirds of our cost. We need our community’s continued support. We are a 501 3(c) and donations are tax deductible.
Become part of our organization, help by making a donation.
Call Pete Wilson at (989) 354 -2175, or send a check to
Alpena Youth Sailing Club, 102 S. Third,
Alpena, MI 49707

Crew Member - $25
Trimmer - $50
Skipper  - $100
Admiral - $250
Sponsor - Various

Contact  
Pete Wilson
Mark Upham
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989-354-2175
989-471-3545
Basic Sailing Youth Sailing

Basic Sailing

Sunfish Racing
We have found that kids love to sail and they know how to
have fun. This is our fifth year of offering basic sailing to kids from 9 to 16. By adding Optimist dinghies to our fleet, we can now offer classes starting at age 8. All classes are held behind the Boys and Girls Club on the protected waters of the Thunder Bay River. Kids will learn on either Sunfish or Optimist dinghies. No sailing experience is necessary.
Some kids just love to race, compete, and go sailing. Sail boat racing is fun for kids and adults. We started a Sunfish Racing class last year for those kids who want to really sharpen their skills. Sunfish are raced all over the world because it is a great boat to race. These classes are for those kids who are ready for a new challenge on the Sunfish. We teach all the racing rules of the road and just have a great time.
Sailors
Sailing

17+ Yngling - Adult/Family Yngling

Intermediate Sailing
Racing isn’t for everyone, so if you just want to learn to sail we have classes for you. These classes are for families or older kids who just want to learn about sailing and spend some time out on the big lake. Our instructors will teach you all the basics so you feel comfortable going sailing. Sailing is a great sport for the whole family and being out on the lake on a warm summer day is really fun. For kids who have mastered the basics of sailing we offer the next level - Intermediate Sailing. All the kids in this class can rig and sail a Sunfish on their own. Kids begin to learn the finer points of sailing, do a little racing and just have a good time sailing. Most of the kids have completed Basic Sailing but if your child is 12 and up and has even a little experience, they may be able to start out in this class.

Yngling Crew Class

Private Lessons
For kids 14 and up who want to race out on Lake Huron. This class teaches the basic skills needed to be a crew member on a Yngling. Sailing experience is a big plus but not a necessity. The class is for one week. Upon successful completion of the class, the kids will have an opportunity to sail on a Yngling in our regular Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon races.
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If our schedule doesn’t seem to fit yours, just let us know. We can schedule private lessons with up to three people in the boat. We’ll let you and the instructor find a time that works best for you.


Power Squadron

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