Promoting the safety and enjoyment of sailing, the Ludington Youth Sailing School offers kids the opportunity for hands-on learning. Each student will learn boat safety, boat care and general boat handling on all point of sail, nomenclature, weather, self-rescue techniques and more during this basic learn-to-sail course. Our fleet includes the Opti, one of the most popular sailing dinghies in the world; JY-15, a one-design racer/day sailor; and Sunfish, personal size sailboat with beach launch. Each class is a week-long event, with either a morning or afternoon session, and are held at the Ludington Yacht Club. The program promotes respect for Michigan’s beautiful water resources while building self-confidence and self-reliance through teamwork. Have fun, enjoy the Great Lakes and inland waters, and make new friends!