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 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

Appledore V cancels East Tawas appearance

BaySail, owners and operators of the schooners Appledore IV and Appledore V announced this week that unforeseen repairs to Appledore V will have the vessel out of commission for the 2018 sailing season and unable to participate in Heritage Coast Sail Days as anticipated. The larger of the two vessels, Appledore IV will make an appearance for one week from … Read More

Wine, Cheese, and Ale Tasting Fundraiser

Wow! Take a look at that cheese board! You definitely won’t want to miss this work of art at the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association’s annual Hoist a Glass, a wine, cheese, and ale tasting fundraiser. In addition to a great spread,  Hoist a Glass features wines from Cass Avenue Party Store, craft ales from Tri-City Brewing Company, silent and live auctions, and raffles. You … Read More

Reservations for Spring Education Programs

It’s the first day of spring and we are so excited to be *even just a little* closer to the start of the sailing season here in Michigan! With each passing week, we continue to add spring Education Under Sail programs to our calendar. Since 1998, over 44,000 students have participated in a Science Under Sail program aboard the Appledore … Read More

Scholarships & Discounts Available

Explore Your World Create an engaging, anchoring phenomenon for your students! Add a new dimension to your curriculum with BaySail’s award-winning programming in the classroom or onboard a tall ship. Shipboard programs are filling fast. Book your spring programs in December and take advantage of our early payment discount. Spring 2018 programs will be offered in Detroit, Port Austin, Bay … Read More