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Ray Jeffries
Vice Commodore
Martinzie Sims
Rear Commodore
Claire Walker
Members at Large:
Ellen Lewis
John Goins
Tanagra Weaver
Paul Castone
Carol Litt (Treasurer)
Secretary - TBD

Promoting the Sport of Sailing
in the Metro Detroit Community

The Grayhaven Sail Club of Detroit's Board of Governors and members welcome you to our website and the 2015 sailing season. We are a diverse group of Metro Detroit sailors, organized in 1992, and have cruised and raced many nautical miles together ever since. In 1994 we started the Challenge The Wind Youth Sailing Program that is open to all teens who want to learn to sail.

Our bylaws state that GSCD's purpose is to "foster the sport of sailing in the Detroit Metropolitan community through the donation and coordination of the human and financial resources required for the education and training of underprivileged youth who want to learn how to sail. We endeavor to join together all persons currently engaged in sailing and introduce new, diverse people to sailing and to encourage their participation in sailing activities. GSCD is committed to the advancement of safety at sea, knowledge of seamanship and preservation of the environment."

We welcome applications for membership from any anyone with a strong desire to sail and to promote the purpose of the Club. Owning a boat is not a criterion for joining. For more information on membership, please click here to send email.

2015 Challenge the Wind (CTW) Youth Sailing Program

Challenge the Wind Announces its 2015 Course:

Classes start Monday July 27th and run through Friday August 7th daily, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Classes are open to everyone. Knowing how to swim is preferred but not mandatory.

The classes are held at Kean’s Marina. 100 Meadowbrook Street Detroit, MI 48214 (www.keansmarina.com).

Cost: $250 per participant. Partial scholarships are available based on financial need.

Click here for an informational flyer.

Challenge the Wind provides high school age Metro Detroit boys and girls the opportunity to learn the sport of sailing. The program is operated under the guidance of the Grayhaven Sail Club of Detroit. Challenge the Wind (CTW) is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. All donations are tax deductible.

For information on how to enroll in the CTW program, send an email to: ChallengetheWind@gmail.com

Paid and Volunteer CTW positions are available.

Please contact us at: ChallengetheWind@gmail.com to let us know how and when you can volunteer and for more information.

Paid positions include:

If you are a US Sailing Certified Instructor or have experience teaching sailing and you are looking for short term summer employment please send us your resume and salary requirements.

If you are a Certified Life Guard and you are looking for short term summer employment please send us your resume and salary requirements.

To Help CTW with Financial Support:

General Community funding is needed to help us bring this unique opportunity to boys and girls in our community. Your generous gift will last a life time, for you will assist in opening a door and raising a level of achievement and awareness. CTW is privileged to undertake the task of teaching and mentoring our future citizen/sailors, and we ask your support for this outstanding Program. Your contribution is tax deductible, as CTW is a 501(c)(3) Corporation.

Click here to see more information on the program.

Please make your check payable to:
And mail it to: Grayhaven Sail Club of Detroit P.O. Box 32622 Detroit, MI 48232-0622