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We strive to keep our programs affordable, due to a tremendous amount of volunteers and donations. Parents are welcome to get involved, we can always use extra help -- no experience necessary! Monthly Board Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club.


Our instructors are trained professionals and place great importance on safety and proper instruction on the water. Sailors are required to wear proper foot gear and a Coast Guard approved flotation vest at all times. US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport of sailing, certifies all of our instructors.

Scholarship resources are available for all our youth programs.



Ages 8-17 can learn the art and fun of sailing! Designed to teach sailing basics and beyond. When registering, please indicate experience level. Instruction is customized to the student!



In the summer of 2009 TACS introduced an adaptive sailing program.  Adaptive sailing is a program that is inclusive to individuals with all abilities, including but not limited to those with physicals and/or cognitive delays



High School Sailing is a great place for student sailors to hone their sailing skills. Practicing Daily in the Spring and Fall, our sailors travel the Midwest to sail regattas and local competions. 




TACS offers a one week, full day Session focused on preparing sailors to compete at a higher level. These Sessions will focus on further refining racing skills

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TACS is not for children only, each season we offer learn to sail sessions to the adults in our community as well. Evening and weekend sessions make this the perfect way to learn to sail!

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Women On The Water


Women on the Water Sailing, an official TACS program. Learn to sail from a woman with other women. Three hour sessions on the water. Sign up for as many sessions as you want. You'll learn at your own pace with your instructor, Kimberli Bindschatel.

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