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Bay View Sailing Program

The Bay View Sailing program offers multi-level courses designed to take students from beginner (ages 9+ and have passed level 3 swimming or equivalent) to experienced sailor. This program follows the U.S. Sailing Instructor curriculum and has at least one U.S. Sailing Certified instructor on staff to lead and direct the program. Various group sessions as well as individual private lessons are offered.

Our fleet of boats include Sunfish, Lido, and Harpoon. All sailors will experience and receive instruction at various levels on each of these boats.

We host our own regatta races of Sunfish and Lidos every Saturday afternoon. Buoy rentals are available for private member sailboats up to 24 feet. We also provide a shuttle service via powerboat and a small workshop in our sail house for minor repairs and equipment storage.

Bay-watch is provided from noon – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday.

(M) Member Rates (N) Non-Member Rates

Sailing Lessons
(weekly rate)
Adult: $75 (M) $95 (N) Youth: $75 (M) $95 (N)
Buoy Fee $40/Week; $150/Season (M) $500/Week; $3,000/Season (N)
Sunfish Rack Fee $30/Week; $125/Season (M) $50/Week; $400/Season (N)
Kayak Rack Fee $25/Season (M) $100/Season (N)
Beach Storage $25 Kayak $35 Sunfish or Misc. Craft
Winter Storage $25 Kayak $70 Sunfish
Paddleboard Rental $10/hr
Locker Fee $50/Season
Bay View Boat Club
$3/Individual $5 Family/Supporting
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The Bay View Association is located just outside of Petoskey, Michigan on the shore of Little Traverse Bay.

1715 Encampment Ave
P.O. Box 583
Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231-347-6225



Our Mission

To be an institution in which Christian values and traditions are central; To enrich the human experience for individuals and families within Bay View and the surrounding community through a seasonal program of religious, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities; to provide a Christian perspective in a changing world.

The Bay View Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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