Sailing Links

Sailing Links: Sailing information for Michigan Lakes.
IceBlink Sail. A family’s life and sailing adventures. Also, they have a sailing show on PBS TV.
Great Lakes Net
Interlake Class Association
Nautical Mile,, interesting things going on around JBM.


Animated Boating Knots by Grog
The Knot Project
Knots by with knots for Pleasure boating and Fishing knots.
Songs of the Sea
Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association. They also have free sailing seminars on all sailing subjects.

Detroit Regional seminar schedule (pdf format).
Crystal Sailing Club, North shore of Crystal Lake in Montcalm County Michigan

Continuouswave, North Channel of Lake Huron cruising directory Michigan directory A National Network of State and City DirectoriesBoater Boating Directory includes information about boats, and boating and links to marine industry related sites
Torresen Marine, Sailing products and sailing informationSearch Sailing Stock PhotographyInteresting Sailing VideosSearch Sailing Stock Photography at Can Stock Photo – the complete boating resource. Liberty sailing club in Philly – John Blahnik is a member of this club
A Guide to Yacht Charters at


Places to eat while at Jefferson Beach Marina, JBM:
Nautical Delli; One of our favorite places to eat after maintenance. Hours of Operation Monday – Closed Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm
Harbormaster Family Dinning; One of our favorite places to have breakfast before maintenance.

Weather: weather information. Click on his weather page. Pat Healy gave a weather seminar at the DRYA sponsored seminars.NOAA Detroit, MI. RadarNOAA North Central Gaylord, MI. Radar, with east part of North ChannelNOAA Milford, MI., Kensington area 7 day forcast.NOAA Rochester Mi., Stony Creek area 7 day forcast.
National Data Buoy Center – EastNWS Marine Wind, Wave & Weather Forecasts for Sailors and AdventurersShip Tracker and weather for sailors.
NOAA St. Clair Shores Mi., JBM (Jefferson Beach Marina) area 7 day forcast.Weather.

Learning to sail

Power Squadron
Rules of the Road – Navagation Center US Homeland Security and US Coast Guard.
Information about the Interlake sailboats.Rigging Small Sailboats, by Glen-L in 1973.Interlake Reaching – 2011 on Lake Erie. See more on under Interlake Sailing Channel.Spinnaker Jibes (Voyager III use Pole-Dip)Learn to sail! with multimedia! Interactive sailing training. Learn to sail on a PC. Sign up for a free news letter. (not associated with ASI) Leaning to sail a hobie 16. A video on Youtube.
Leaning to sail, and more about boating, with white board teaching videos, on Youtube. Very good.
Captain John’s skipper tips.
Sailing Youtube List by Joe Jaeger.

Boat Safety:

Safe Boating Experience: Boat & Water Safety Information for Kids!
The Ultimate Sanibel Boating Safety Guide. (An extensive list of boat safety links; thanks Anne Griffin and students for this link.)
Boat safety information at
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, Boating Michigan.
Safe Boating Councel

Maintenance of Sailboats, parts, how to:

Catalina Direct online parts, for our Cataline 30 parts.
Shrink wraping a boat information and instructional video. (Very Good!)
LED lights.
Switches, lights, Electro-Mechanical Devices, etc.


Keelboaters, update your Canadian charts with notices to mariners provided by Canadian Coast Guard

Member’s websites, blogs, etc:

Richard Jager’s personal website with articles about ASI cruises and soon some ASI instructional video’s about VHS and GPS< my2fish: a blog about sunfish sailing.
Escape to Baja” by Tom Langelier.

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

Event Calendar