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Teaching the joy of sailing

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 sailing and members sailing together on our club’s boats. Our Level One ports are conveniently located at beautiful Metro Parks near you.

We hope you’ll join us at Kensington Metro Park, Stony Creek Metro Park, Lake St. Clair and all of the Great Lakes.

Classes are forming now

For details about classes or for membership information, see our class schedule and Class Overview or contact Lisa, our sail secretary at 248-393-4280.

Our Invitation To You;

ASI Southeast Michigan’s Premier Sailing Organization

Teaching 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 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 available. Current Sail Pass holders have access to our Fleet of sailboats!  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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