Sailing Programs

Non Bayview Members Welcome

If you would like to book a lesson or have any questions, contact Bayview Yacht Club today!
313.822.1853 | sailingcouncil@byc.com

Adult Learn to Sail


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Learn to SAIL at Bayview Yacht Club this summer!

America’s Cup racers, sailing World Champions, home to some of the best sailing in the country. Let Bayview Yacht Club teach you how to sail and learn a hobby that will last a lifetime. Bayview Yacht Club offers tailored instruction for students of all abilities. Novice to intermediate to advanced students are all welcome. Bayview’s SEVEN-week classes are taught by experienced instructors on Ultimate 20’s -- a very stable, yet responsive sailboat. You will also enjoy BYC Member privileges while attending class; including use of the restaurant and club house facilities. Additionally, you will be encouraged to participate in week night and Saturday Races.

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First Sail Program


Bayview is an proud First Sail Location!

First Sail is a nationwide initiative developed by US Sailing with support from sailing schools, community sailing centers, yacht clubs and other sailing industry organizations around the United States. The goal of First Sail is to educate the public on the benefits of sailing as a fun and exciting recreational activity for people of all ages and abilities and connect them with opportunities to get involved. First Sail offers a pathway to participation through resources and information on how to get started and find a place to go sailing. The First Sail Experience is a two-hour lesson offered to anyone through a growing list of First Sail Locations, comprised of community sailing centers, sailing schools and yacht clubs around the country.

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Corporate Outings

You're busy. You need to find an awesome group activity for your next corporate event, you need to get it planned right away, and you need to trust that it will be a hit with your colleagues AND your boss, well you have come to the right place.

Bayview Yacht Club offers a range of corporate sail outing options: from just going for a sail to, basic sailing instruction, to competitive racing. All boats are piloted by professional sailors, with years of sailing experience and all sailing events are monitored by an on the water safety boat. After the fun on the water all can come in and enjoy Bayviews’ bar and dining options.

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Private Sailing Lessons

Are you a novice sailor or have you been sailing your whole life? Are you a cruiser or are you a Racer? Are you looking to cover just the basics or to put a sharp point on your sailing skills? Bayview Yacht Club has professional sailing instructors for every level of sailing and private lessons are very affordable form of instruction. Private sailing lesson are by reservation and are set up for up to three students per boat. Private lesson are very effective way of teaching sailing and they allow you to set the schedule.

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