Are you interested in a new adventure? Would you like to meet new people while enjoying fresh air and sunshine on one of Detroit's gems - the Detroit River? You're Invited to "Hitchhiker Thursdays" at BYC. 


  • ​Hitchhiker Thursdays is a program to welcome new people interested in sailing and get existing sailors out on the water.
  • Thursday races, which happen right in front of BYC, are a perfect opportunity to test the waters of our sport or try racing on a different kind of boat. 
  • The evening will start with a gathering at Jerome's on the Dock between 6 and 6:45 P.M. for anyone interested. This area is down past most of the docks (on the left when coming in), attached to the smaller building close to the river. 
  • Skippers, boat owners, and/or crew of boats racing will come down and introduce themselves and invite Hitchhikers on their boat for the race. 
  • We have created a flag to signify which boats are interested in welcoming our sailing Hitchhikers.    
  • Timing depends on Mother Nature, but, plan to be on the water for about an hour. 
  • Spread the word! Thursday races are a GREAT time and an awesome introduction to what Bayview Yacht Club has to offer! 
  • Thursday race dates are: May 9, May 23, June 6, June 13, June 20, July 11, August 1, August 15, August 29, September 5, September 12, September 26 (Awards & Party)