Learn to Sail with North Star Junior Sailing

Open House 2018 Dates & Rates Announced Soon!

1pm-3pm at North Star Sail Club

Come meet NSJS instructors, tour our facilities, see our boats, ask questions, and sign up for the class that is right for your child.

Don't let your kids miss out on the summer activity of a lifetime!


racing boats

Looking for your child's summer vacation activity? Our youth programs offer families a supervised and fun experience for kids, where they will learn water safety, seamanship, self reliance, working in teams, and how to sail. Not only is sailing a life-long sport and leisure time activity, it is a continual lesson in applied math, physics, and ecology. These unique summer sailing camp programs are taught by US Sailing Certified Instructors. Your child will be taught sailing skills based on their level.

Safe boat handling, sportsmanship, and responsibility are a part of the junior sailing experience.


"Beginners " Learn to Sail: Designed for kids aged 8-18, who have limited to no experience sailing.


"Silver" Intermediate Level: Gain advanced sailing experience without participating in a formal race program.



"Fast Track" Learn to Sail: NEW! Created specifically for teenaged kids 12-18 who are interested in a 1 week session that can get them ready to join the Race Team's 2017 season.


"Team North Star" Racing: Instructional/Interclub Race Youth Program. Participants will be coached by experienced racing coaches and continue to advance their sailing skills; sharpen their tactics, and train for performance and competitive sailing at local regattas.


Teaching Macomb County's Future and Current Sailors

North Star Junior Sailing is Macomb County's only community Junior Sailing Program. Our programs are open to any member of the community who has an interest in and desire to learn to sail. No yacht club membership is required!

Tuition for sailing lessons are kept affordable by offsetting overhead expenses through multiple fundraising methods organized by the board of directors and junior sailing parents, and boat donations which may be eligible for a tax credit and volunteers.

The sail boat training facility is located at North Star Sail Club. A half hour north of Detroit in Macomb County, Harrison Township Michigan offers sailing on the beautiful "Anchor Bay" of Lake St. Clair. Sheltered waters, ideal for your summer sailing lessons.

For the program times, costs, commitments, click here: information. Whether you are a beginner sailor, pleasure sailor, or the sailor who wants to race at different yacht clubs each week, we have a program for you.


Summer Sailing Lessons for Kids and Adults

Opti Sailboat

Learn to Sail - Beginner sailboat class. Sailing fundamentals taught in mini two week summer daycamp classes.

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Laser sailboat

Silver Fleet - Intermediate level, designed towards honing sailing skills. Summer sailcamp: 5 days a week.

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Fast Track! New program for training skills to children interested in racing.

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420 Sailboat

 Team North Star - Optis, Lasers and 420s! Sailors train and compete at yacht club regattas in Metro Detroit: 5 days a week.

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