Try Sailing Day

Each year, SBCSA hosts a FREE Try Sailing Day during the YWCA’s Riverside Art Festival in downtown Bay City. Join us this year at the SBCSA dock to try sailing with one of our experienced skippers. There is no cost to participate in this event. Visit us at the dock early to sign up for this popular activity!

Dates TBD, June 2020
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
SBCSA Dock | Wenonah Park, Bay City

Hoist a Glass

Our annual wine, cheese, and ale tasting fundraiser has become a popular social event for friends and family from within and outside our local sailing community. Proceeds from Hoist a Glass benefit the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association’s mission to make sailing accessible to everyone.

Saturday, April 18, 2019
The Oakland | 311 3rd Street Bay City, MI 48708

Boatbuilding Class

During the winter months, SBCSA introduces members to the art of boatbuilding using a variety of construction methods, building techniques, and other skills. No prior boat building knowledge is required. Basic woodworking skills are helpful but not necessary. Completed boats are raffled off or sold and proceeds support the SBCSA’s youth and adult sailing programs.

This season, the boatbuilding class will continue working on existing projects: a shellback dinghy and the pair of 15′ sailing canoes that were inspired by Meade Gougeon’s Woodwind. The boatbuilding class will also start construction on a hybrid 14′ Wood Duck kayak. In addition to continuing work on these boats, there is always routine maintenance to be done for the fleet of training boats used for youth and adult sailing lessons.


The success and growth of the SBCSA depends upon the support and commitment of those willing to volunteer their time and talents. Activities can include boat and facility maintenance, fundraising, publicity, and more!

If you are interested in volunteering with SBCSA, sign up to be a member and check one or more of the activities listed on the membership application. Our team will reach out to discuss upcoming opportunities.


P.O. Box 2122
Bay City, MI 48707

(989) 922-SAIL (7245)


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