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Adult Learn to Sail - Crescent Sailing Association

The Crescent Sailing Association offers sailing lessons on beautiful Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, the heart of the Great Lakes and the premier sailing location in the Detroit, Michigan area. The founding program director is a recipient of the US Sailing's Annual award.

More than just an introduction to sailing, ALtS provides a direct path to active participation in dinghy and keel boat racing. The curriculum emphasizes small boat safety, seamanship, and sailing skills in addition to the teamwork required for successful cruising and competitive sailing. Our instructors are highly experienced sailors, with decades of sailing and racing experience.

2024 Schedule and Registration info coming soon!

2023 class begins on Monday, June 12th. The course is eleven weeks. Classes will be held during Mackinac week.

To keep up to date on information please click Join in the upper right and create an account in our system. After entering your name, email address, and password go to Mailing Lists and select Adult Learn to Sail. You will then be added to our mailing list and receive information as it is available.

We have a great guide on how to get ready for sailing each time you come to Crescent. It can be found in the Downloads below.

Applicants to the program out number available spaces every year. Registration information has been sent to people on the waiting list from 2022.

Registration will be by invitation. Along with registering you will need to fill out a Health Form provided below.

The cost of the class is $595. If you are a spouse, parent, or child of a member of Crescent; the cost of the class is $495.

Questions? If you have questions email

Refund Policy

$50 non refundable enrollment fee - no exceptions
$350 refund under the following circumstances:

  • Sailing the first week and requesting a refund before the next class is scheduled to meet - no questions asked. The refund request must be sent via email to, so that we have a record.

Week 2 of sailing and thereafter - no refunds under any circumstances.


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