2019 Board Of Directors Announced!
A huge thank you to those who served and for all your hard work and congrats to the new board!
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About The Bark Shanty Sail Club
Welcome to the Bark Shanty Sail Club on the Web! Bark Shanty Sail Club (BSSC), located in Port Sanilac , MI, was founded in 1972 by a handful of dedicated sailors. The initial members were all locals of the Port Sanilac area, but today’s member base spans all of Central and Lower Michigan. Over the years, we have grown to provide a full range of sailing and boating activites including a full racing program, an active cruising group, social activities, as well as a group of avid fisherman. A great harbor with easy access to Lake Huron within a reasonable drive from the Detroit and Flint area are key attractions of the club.
Throughout the years, BSSC’s purpose has remained true to the founder’s intent: to foster friendship among sailors and promote participation and interest in the sport of sailing and boating. The relaxed, family-oriented nature of BSSC goes a long way in furthering these goals.
BSSC is always excited to welcome new members. The membership section of the site contains lots of information for newcomers who might be thinking of joining a sail club or just want to know more about sailing on beautiful Lake Huron.
Benefits Of Membership With BSSC
Convenient access to Lake Huron – be out on the water sailing in 5 minutes. No long motoring from a distant slip.
Complete racing schedule with 4 different series across several different classes. Organized cruises including overnight and long distance events. Boating and racing seminars. Year round social activities and special events. Quarterly club newsletter. Reciprocal rights to other yacht clubs. Want-to-crew, need-some-crew connections. Club house privileges. Fundraising events. Online Resources.
“Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails”
– Euripides –
Be Happy. Go Sail!
The BSSC Cruising Program includes the annual rendezvous to the North Channel as well as numerous weekend cruises.
Past destinations have included ports such as Lexington, Bayview, Sarnia (Highland Games) and Harbor Beach. Another annual cruising event is the Mystery Cruise.
We’d tell you more about it, but it is a Mystery, after all.
- North Channel Cruise Mileage Chart – distances between major destinations around Lake Huron.
- Distance/Route Calculator – Some sphun with spherical trigonometry. This is an excel spreadsheet with a number of destinations around Lake Huron. You can use it to calculate distances and routes.
- NOAA Electronic Charts (NOAA ENC charts) – official navigation charts for electronic navigation devices.
BSSC memberships include regular membership, associate membership, as well as racing, cruising, and fishing programs.
The purpose of our club is to build a sailing and boating community to foster the development of boat handling, safety at sea, navigation, piloting, and racing strategy and tactics skills. Our members include a broad range of experienced racers and cruisers as well as members newer to boating who have yet to take their first overnight cruise or are intimidated by the prospect of a crowded starting line. It is through this community of sharing knowledge and experience that skills are developed and confidence built that encourages our members to get the greatest satisfaction and pleasure out of their time on the water. Oh, yeah and we like to have a good time as well!
Consider these additional benefits:
Racing schedule with 4 different series across several different classes. Organized cruises including overnight and long distance events. Boating and racing seminars. Year round social activities and special events. Quarterly club newletter. Reciprocal rights to other yacht clubs. Want-to-crew, need-some-crew connections. Club house privileges. Fundraising events.
For membership information, please contact:
Bark Shanty Sail Club
P.O. Box 145
Port Sanilac, MI 48469
Phone (810)622-9651 Fax (810)622-8555