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

Sailing all summer – only $380.00.  Includes membership, sailing lessons, course materials and unlimited sailing opportunities at Kensington and Stony Creek Metroparks!  Returning membership only $245.00 for the sailing season.

Come Join Us!

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 have 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 or just to enjoy a wonderful sailing experience with other members in our organization.

Classes are forming now

For details about beginner or intermediate sailing classes, sailing club membership or our advanced sailing curriculum, please see our class schedule and Class Overview or contact American Sailing Institute’s sail secretary, Lisa at 248-393-4280.

Our Invitation To You;

ASI 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 interests.

Brief Overview

The American Sailing Institute (ASI) offers sailing instruction from experienced Sailors at a low cost. ASI offers ongoing sailing club membership for those with an interest in sailing, with a focus on instruction and skill improvement. We have Class schedules on the WEST Side or EAST Side of Southeast Michigan available. Current ASI Sail Pass holders have access to our Fleet of sailboats at Kensington Metropark, Stony Creek Metropark and at Jefferson Beach Marina!  Our Fleet Gallery displays some of our sailboats. Select which sailboat you see yourself on. You can also learn more about our introductory Level 1 classes by reading our Class Descriptions and Course Overview.

You can even experience a ride on one of our Keelboats on Lake St. Clair in a video, our Level 2 boat. Further down the same page preview a typical day sailing on Kent Lake interlakes, from set up to take down, our Level 1 boats. And when your ready to sharpen your skills take our Racing Program. Its free your first year because its a great follow up to your Level one classes. Novices race against Novices. Boat Crews have experienced mentors and practice races to make sure you enjoy and understand every race even as a new racer. Come win a Cup!

ASI is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. Call us for information on tax deductable 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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