we just registered our 2 older boys for sailing lessons this year. there are a few programs in the Detroit Metro area that offer sailing lessons for youth during the summer, but the location and/or times vary quite a bit. we chose to use Pontiac Yacht Club (PYC) on Cass Lake.
PYC has a junior/youth sailing program that starts with a “beginner” class, followed by an advanced/intermediate class, which could lead to junior sailing if your child is interested. we are starting both of them in the beginner 2-week class, and we’ll see how things go from there!
This class includes learning water safety, parts of a sailboat, wind direction, basic sailing direction and knots. The majority of the class time is spent gaining experience on the water in club supplied Optimists, Bics or 420 two-handed sailboats.