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

New Education Programs

Delivering a program aboard a tall ship means certain challenges must be overcome. Arguably the biggest challenge we face is the limited window of time during the sailing season that class is in session. Over the summer, our Director of Education has developed new educational program options for teachers to utilize in their classroom throughout the year. Now, BaySail can … Read More

Autumn Color Cruises

Autumn Color Tour River Cruises are a great way to get the whole family aboard the schooner Appledore in Bay City! Climb aboard as the Appledore changes course and cruises up the Saginaw River in search of the beautiful fall foliage and the occasional wildlife sighting along the river’s edge. A light lunch of chili, cornbread, and warm apple cider … Read More

September Sailing Opportunities

There’s still time to climb aboard the Appledore IV for a fun, family-friendly sailing adventure before the season ends! All through the month of September, BaySail offers weekend sailing opportunities including BBQ Dinner Sails, Legends of the Saginaw Sails, Dinner Sails, and even a special Stargazing sail. BBQ Dinner Sails take place on Friday evenings in September. These sails are … Read More

ROV Workshop in Bay City

BaySail has recently teamed up with Square One Education Network to provide an Appledore sailing experience for 4th-12th-grade educators with an interest in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Educator teams participating in the introductory Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle workshop on July 19 & 20 in Bay City will receive an instruction manual, materials, and support to design and … Read More

The Ultimate Summer Camp?

Can you teach your teenager the value of working in a team? The importance of respecting authority? How rewarding it is to be responsible and how empowering it is to be self-sufficient? Young people between the ages of 14 and 18 learn these lessons along with many other skills during BaySail’s Windward Bound sail training program aboard the schooner Appledore … Read More

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