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 2013 sailing season. We are an integrated group of Metro Detroit sailors, organized in 1992, who have cruised and raced many nautical miles together ever since. Challenge The Wind (CTW), our sail training program for youth, began in 1995.
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 adult (18 years and older) who has a strong desire to sail and to promote the purpose of the Club. For more information on membership, please click here to send email.
2013 Challenge the Wind Youth Sailing Program
Challenge the Wind announces its 2013 Course:
Classes start Monday July 29th and run through Friday August 9th daily, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Ages 13 thru 19.
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.
Knowing how to swim is preferred but not mandatory.
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.
Please make your check payable to:
CHALLENGE THE WIND YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM
And mail it to: Grayhaven Sail Club of Detroit P.O. Box 32622 Detroit, MI 48232-0622