Revive the Tall Ship Appledore V

Last week, BaySail announced a new fundraising campaign to restore the Appledore V. The nearly 27-year-old schooner has called Bay City her home for the past 16 years. Since the Appledore V arrived in Bay City, she has served the community far and wide. BaySail has utilized the schooner to offer educational opportunities, character-building sail training programs, as well as … Read More

Sail Training Summer Camp aboard Appledore

If you’ve ever dreamed of sailing the Great Lakes, this is your opportunity to have the summer camp experience of a lifetime! BaySail’s Windward Bound sail training voyages combine the art of traditional tall ship sailing, freshwater ecology, team building, and character development into a once in a lifetime adventure. Windward Bound is a live-aboard voyaging experience for teens ages … Read More

Reserve Your Spring Education Programs

The weather these last few weeks has been absolutely crazy in Michigan and across the Midwest! We are certainly dreaming of warmer days and setting sail aboard the Appledore tall ships. If you are an educator or know an educator who might be interested in a Spring or Fall experiential learning opportunity for their classroom, please feel free to share this … Read More

Show Your Support For BaySail This Giving Season

Become a Member Becoming a BaySail member is easy and it means you’ve made an investment in our mission to foster environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay Watershed and the Great Lakes ecosystems and to provide personal development opportunities for learners of all ages through shipboard and land-based educational experiences. Click here to join today. Donate through PayPal Giving Fund … Read More

BaySail Celebrates 20 Years in Bay City

Twenty years ago BaySail was formed and the schooner Appledore IV became a fixture along the shore of the Saginaw River in downtown Bay City. Since then, it’s impossible to look anywhere and not see a representation of Bay City’s rich boatbuilding past. The Appledore has become symbolic within our city and our region. Join us this August to celebrate … Read More

GM River Days 2018 Sails in Detroit River

Climb aboard the tall ship Appledore IV and see Detroit like you’ve never seen it before! All weekend long, Appledore IV will offer day says departing from the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority and sailing in the Detroit River. Purchase your tickets here. Friday, June 22 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. … Read More

Beakers, Brushes, & Boats: A STEAM Day Camp

Three Bay City nonprofits are coming together to offer a new day camp experience designed to get participants excited about…water. BaySail, the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association and Studio 23/The Art Center have joined forces to offer “Beakers, Brushes & Boats: A STEAM Day Camp” to young people ages 8—10. The first ever camp will take place in Downtown Bay … Read More

Give Local Bay – May 1st, Raises $1875!

**UPDATE** BaySail raised $1875 during Give Local Bay 2018! Thank you to everyone who made a gift to our endowment fund. Your support is appreciated very much! ### Give Local Bay is only 1 week away! Now in its 4th year, Give Local Bay is a celebration of local nonprofits doing amazing work in our community, by helping to build their … Read More

Sail Training Summer Camp aboard Appledore

If you’ve ever dreamed of sailing the Great Lakes, this is your opportunity to have the summer camp experience of a lifetime! BaySail’s Windward Bound sail training voyages combine the art of traditional tall ship sailing, freshwater ecology, team building, and character development into a once in a lifetime adventure. Windward Bound is a live-aboard voyaging experience for teens ages … Read More

Volunteer Educators Needed for Bay City’s Tall Ship

The snow has melted, the river has thawed, and Bay City-based BaySail is looking forward to the start of the sailing season the last week in April. Crew are busy wrapping up winter maintenance projects, staff is putting the finishing touches on program materials and teachers are preparing their students for the learning experience that is SCIENCE UNDER SAIL. All … Read More