Sail Pass/Membership Fees

Every member pays the yearly Membership Fee.
A sail pass is NOT required to be a member.

Members may also take a class for one of four levels for an additional fee.
Once a member passes the class a Sail Pass for that level may be purchased.
Current membership and a Sail Pass are required to sail club boats.

Every member starts with Level One classes regardless of sailing experience.
This helps the club act as a team and hold a common backgroud.

We’re here to answer your questions

Contact American Sailing Institute at our office “Contact Us
or call Traci at 248-393-4280

Total fees for Level One classes include:
American Sailing Institute Membership, Class(shore and water),Sail Pass. Unlimited mentor sails and access to L1 boats(with a rated member)

Note that classes may be required to be taken only at Kent Lake(west side). Students are always welcome to sail at both lakes.

Level 1 Tuition
$165.00 Instruction (includes book)
$90.00 ASI Membership Fee
$125.00 Student Sail Pass
$380.00 Total ASI fee


Membership is $90 dollars per season.

In addition to membership if you want to sail you will take a class, starting with Level One. Once you have passed the class, both shore and water portions for a given level, you may buy a sail pass for that level.

Purchase of Sail Pass for a given level allows you to use boats at that level and lower. Unlimited use of the Level 1 Interlake boats is included in the price of all sail passes. There is a nominal timeshare fee for the use of the Level 2 – 4 keelboats.

Sail Passes

There is a discount on some sail pass fees if payment is made before March 15 (call).

Yearly Member Sail Passes
Member Level Paid before 3/21 After 3/21
New students call $125.00
Returning Student call $75.00
Level 1 call $155.00
Level 2 call $275.00
Level 3 call $275.00
Level 4 call $275.00

Returning Unrated and Level 1 members pay only the Membership Fee and Sail Pass Fee for unlimited Free access to the Level 1 sailboats.


Click ‘Classes’ from main menu for complete descriptions and class fees.

Volunteer Hour Requirements

ASI is a non-profit, and for the most part, all-volunteer organization, ASI is dependent upon the involvement of our members for success. Let us know what your skills are, and where you’d like to participate. Volunteer hours are satisfied by performing boat maintenance, teaching classes, dock mastering, maintaining this website, and many other areas.

Yearly volunteer hour requirement
Unrated 6 hours the first year; 12 hours there after.
Level 1 12 hours (includes returning unrated students)
Level 2 22 hours (12 hrs. on Level 1 boats and 10 hrs. on Level 2 boats)
Level 3/4 32 hours (12 hrs. on Level 1 boats, 10 hrs. each on Level 2 boats & Level 3-4 boats)
Interlake Racers 2 additional volunteer hours (must involve Level 1 boat maintenance)

* Metro Park entrance fees are the responsibility of the member.
* ASI is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization
* ASI does not offer refunds

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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