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

Whatever your sailing experiance 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.

Sailing all season on our Level One boats- only $380.00.


Classes are available in either May, June or September.
Sign up any time before class.

We are currently taking a short winter break

are you ready to sail
In the meantime, 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.

Early registration starts November thru February of each year.
Open registration is March and April.
Late registration is often available, check with our office.

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

Returning membership only $245.00 for the sailing season.

Click to see Eye On Detroit Vid here.

ASI featured on “Eye On Detroit”

Come Join ASI !

New to sailing or experianced take our Level One class…Schedule Details.


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


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.

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, 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 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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