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American Sailing Institute is a Community Sailing Organization teaching the joy of sailing in Southeast Michigan.

REGISTER NOW for May, June or Sept 2018 CLASS! E-mail our Office at secretary@sailasi.org

Instruction and Sailboats, Two Inland Lake Ports, Mentoring, Racing, Great Lake Ports, Centerboard & Keelboats, and Timeshares with membership.

Whatever your sailing experience our programs and fleet of boats will take you from 18-foot Interlakes to 32-foot keelboats. From sails with friends and family on local lakes to racing to week long timeshares up north. All members start with our L1 class.

Membership is only $90 dollars!

Our L1 classes—both shore and water classes, class book, access to 18ft sailboats and rated mentors for practice sails, and student sailpass is only $290 after membership- all season.

Please e-mail our Office at secretary@sailasi.org.
or call and leave a message; include your questions, phone number and email
phone message: 248-393-4280

Classes are available in either May, June, or September.
Sign up any time before class.
Open Registration is Feb 24th to April 24th.
Late Registration is any time after that. Just call our office for openings.

Our Invitation To You. Please watch this short video.

ASI is Southeast Michigan’s Premier Sailing Organization

American Sailing Institute is a Michigan Sailing School that teaches the joy of sailing in a social environment to adult sailors of all ages and abilities.
Please see our class schedule Schedule Details and the Class Overview to see how the program works.
Or contact American Sailing Institute’s sail secretary, Traci at 248-393-4280.

Why ASI instruction?

**1st we are a great, fun, welcoming and skilled group of volunteers that love sailing and sharing our skills.
**Next we offer BOTH a fleet of boats and trained instructors and mentors to sail all season.
**Our programs can take you from 18 foot centerboard boats up to 32 foot keelboats for timeshare cruises out of ports up north like the beautiful North Channel.
**Our fees are not just competitive they are very low including the fees to use our keelboat fleet and our 18 ft interlake centerboard fleet is always FREE with membership and sailpass.

**We offer a racing program thats half training and half competitive just enough to be challenging yet fun.
**We offer testing for “The Little Red Book” by our US Sailing Organization trained members, this is a US Sailing certificate thats accepted around the country to allow you access to sailing other places.

Fee includes membership and student sailpass, shore school and water classes in our sailboats, season long practice sails with Mentors, as well as course materials and unlimited sailing opportunities at Kensington and Stony Creek Metroparks in 18 foot boats provided by ASI!

Returning L1 membership and sailpass only $245.00 for the sailing season.

Click to see Eye On Detroit Video here.

ASI featured on “Eye On Detroit”

Come Join ASI!

New to sailing or experienced? Take our Level One class…Schedule Details.


Classes are in May, June, and Sept (call to check on late openings)

Please e-mail our Office at secretary@sailasi.org.
or call and leave a message; include your questions, phone number and email,
phone message: 248-393-4280

We are an energetic, enthusiastic, diverse group of sailors who want to share with you the joy of sailing, seamanship, and safety on Michigan’s waterways.  American Sailing Institute (ASI) has a 50-year history of teaching adult sailing classes and small boat safety courses.  Our members sail on our large fleet of boats from three locations in Southeast Michigan.

Our Fleet of Sailboats has convenient docking privileges on Kent Lake at Kensington Metropark in Milford, MI and Stony Creek Lake at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township, MI.  Our larger sailboats are located at Jefferson Beach Marina in St. Clair Shores, MI on beautiful Lake St. Clair.

We hope you’ll join us for our adult sailing safety classes, our captains training, our small boat certification, our racing program, or just to enjoy a wonderful sailing experience with other members in our organization.

ASI is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. Call us for information on tax deductible Donations or Membership forms 248-393-4280.

Manitou in North Channel

Manitou  30' Catalina sailboat in North Channel

30' Catalina sailboat in North Channel as night falls over Sturgeon Cove

Level One Interlakes

Level One Interlakes

Spinakers up at Kent Cup Race.
After you become a L1 sailor you can join the Racing Team for free that first year.

Voyager in the North Channel


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