New Event in East Tawas

A new event is being hosted in East Tawas, Michigan this spring called Heritage Coast Sail Days – a collaborative effort between BaySail, Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing, and the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce. Highlights of the May 21st – June 19th celebration include sailing on Tawas Bay aboard Appledore V, Art on the Bay sails with Sassy’s Art … Read More

Education Programs Kickoff

The Appledore IV began her sailing season a little early this year on April8th hosting a group of volunteer shipboard educators for a half-day training sail. Less than a week later the crew and shipboard educators welcomed a group of 4th graders from St. Robert Catholic School in Flushing, MI aboard for the first Science Under Sail of the season. … Read More

New Website Launched

BaySail has a new website! In fact, you’re reading this post on it right now. We’re thrilled to welcome you to our new and much improved home on the web. The world wide web, like all other technologies, lives on an ever evolving spectrum of function, relevancy, and style. As the world turns, technology trends change. Our previous site served … Read More

Patti Marks

Setting up the program to use with my students, going through it with them, and finally culminating our study with the cruise on the Appledore IV has been one of the most enjoyed and significant science expeditions I’ve ever taken with a group of students. Thank you is not enough for making this possible for us.

2013 Guest

This is one of the best opportunities available for getting every student involved and excited about the health and protection of the Great Lakes.

C. Williams, 2016

Just wanted to drop a line and let you know the ‘sail away’ on Sunday evening was delightful! We were on the Appledore IV and the crew was wonderful – it was a very pleasant evening! Thanks again.


Great learning experience as usual. All volunteers were outstanding and students loved them. They were also very knowledgeable.

RE/MAX of Michigan, charter customer

Thank you for making the process so easy for us. Your suggestions on the food and getting our group from Point A to Point B were spot on and helped everything run seamlessly.

Joann Bruni

We had a wonderful time today sailing… The crew was great, answering questions and telling us about the area and history of Bay City. Lunch was very good as well, would come back again in a heartbeat!