42° 26' 05" N   82° 52' 19" W

Adult Sailing


2019 Adult Learn to Sail Pricing

Six week sessions
GPYC Members
Sponsored Guests
  • 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
  • Spring, Summer and Fall classes
Register for Adult Sailing

Adult Sailing Learn to Sail Description

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).

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.