Sail Local: Sailing The Great Lakes

By: Destinations, Schools

Take a look at a map of the United States and the Great Lakes seem to be dwarfed by the two large bodies of water on the east and the west. Don’t let that fool you, the Great Lakes are huge and they offer a varied experience when it comes to sailing. If the ocean is not in your backyard, find a lake. We say “#saillocal” and find a school nearby to help you work on your sailing, teach you some skills or just introduce you to some new sailing friends. Sail the Great Lakes At over 95,000 square miles, …

Featured School: Great Lakes Sailing Co.

By: Schools, women on the water

If there is an example of what the sailing community feels like it can be found at Great Lakes Sailing in Traverse City, Michigan. They have been teaching sailing at this location in some form for over 35 years and their program includes a “Women on the Water” program as well as a charter operation. You not only learn to sail here but you become part of their sailing community. This Month’s Featured School is Great Lakes Sailing Co. in Traverse City, MI Get to Know Modern Sailing School & Club Where They Sail  We sail in Grand Traverse Bay …

#Saillocal: Have You Sailed Lake Erie?

By: Destinations, Learn To Sail, Schools

If you have never visited the Great Lakes region, do you really understand how large these lakes are? For a segment of the population that has no clue about the geography of the Great Lakes, they appear as a body of water somewhere between Canada and Chicago. That may sound like a generalization but until you get out on a boat in the Great Lakes it is hard to realize that multi-day charters are required if you want to see all of Lake Erie or Lake Michigan. There is a large, welcoming and active sailing community on Lake Erie. The …