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2014 Voyage Schedule
Character building, confidence boosting, and learning are three reasons our programs attract students from around the Midwest. Last year, 26 trainees set sail on Appledore IV for the experience of a lifetime. 2014 promises to be a another great year. Join us for a Windward Bound voyage you won't forget.
July 7 - 10
Bay City to Bay City
August 2 - 7
Bay City to Cheboygan
August 7 - 12
Cheboygan to Bay City
Thanks to the generosity of local donors and the BaySail Board of Directors we are able to offer a limited number of Windward Bound Scholarships. Highly motivated Great Lakes Bay region secondary school students with at least four years of science coursework in their graduation plan are eligible to apply. Please contact us for details.
Windward Bound voyages are $110 per day, per trainee. Click on your preferred voyage for price. To book a voyage, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is due seven days before departure. All fees are non-refundable.
To book the entire ship for a voyage a 10% non-refundable deposit is required. A second non-refundable payment of 50% of the remaining voyage fee is due by April 1st, and the final balance is due 30 days before departure. We can accommodate groups of up to 9. All fees are non-refundable.
Round trip van transportation from Bay City to the ship is provided on all voyages where appropriate. This cost is already included in the voyage fee.
The Appledore IV is licensed and inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and is crewed by a licenced captain and first mate, and two youth crew. Windward Bound is licenced by the State of Michigan as a youth travel camp. BaySail is a member oftall Ships America (TSA)and a past recipient of the TSA "Sea Education Program of the Year" award.
“I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT! IT WAS THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. I WOULD GO BACK IN AN INSTANT. “ - Bronwyn Herndon, 2012 Windward Bound Participant
"I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful captain and crew you have. How much fun John had and to let you know the whole experience was nothing less than fantastic!" - Tish White, 2010
"I love my new friends!!! Thank you for creating this awesome program..." 2009 Windward Bound Participant