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 14 to 18, aboard the 85-foot schooner Appledore IV. Trainees are involved in every aspect of running the ship from navigation to meal preparation. Windward Bound is a co-ed program and welcomes trainees from diverse backgrounds.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the generosity of local individuals, funding has been made available to fully scholarship twelve (12) participants this year. All interested participants must complete an application and submit to BaySail for review. Preference will be given to youth from the Great Lakes Bay Region of Bay, Midland, Saginaw, and Isabella counties. Please contact us at (989) 895-5193 with any questions.

Voyage Schedule

  • Voyage 1 – June 16 to June 21 (reserved)
    Bay City, Michigan to Detroit, Michigan
  • Voyage 2 – July 8 to July 11 (scholarships available)
    Bay City, Michigan to Sandusky, Ohio
  • Voyage 3 – July 29 to August 1 (scholarships available)
    Bay City, Michigan to Rogers City, Michigan
  • Voyage 4 – August 12 to August 17 (reserved)
    Bay City, Michigan to Lake Huron
  • Voyage 5 – August 26 to August 31 (reserved)
    Bay City, Michigan to Lake Huron

Visit the Windward Bound page of our website for more information.

The Appledore IV is licensed and inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and is crewed by a licensed captain, mate, and additional deckhands. Windward Bound is licensed by the State of Michigan as a youth travel camp.