Avon Sailboats

Small boats.  Right parts.  Fine service.  Since 1968.

Greater Detroit Sunfish Club

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Everyone Welcome

Anyone, any age. Fun, Sunfish sailing for families and individuals.

Junior fleet: 17 and under
Ladies fleet: all ages
Senior fleet: two fleets
(determined by skill, ability, and experience)

Come and sail!

Try our mobile yacht club: no clubhouse, no bar fees. Free sailing lesson, or free first race.

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Who we are

GDSC is a mobile club of 20 to 30 families who sail our small "yachts" at different sailing sites. Help is always at hand to launch your Sunfish, or to lift it from your car top or trailer. Our committee boat sets our course, runs our races, and acts as a safety boat.

Where we sail

At Stony Creek, Kensington, and other Metro-Detroit inland lakes. Camping week-ends at Lakeport State Park on Lake Huron, and also at Higgins Lake. We sail rain or shine, as long as wind and water conditions are safe.

Race Dates & Weekends

Arrive early, rig and be ready to start racing on time. Attend any or all events this season.


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GDSC history

Fleet 50, was established in 1963 by a group of small boat sailors who chose Sailfish and Sunfish sailboats because of their one-design aspect, which ensures a fair competition between sailors.

Though the Sailfish is no longer in production, the Sunfish lives on. Our purpose was to enjoy the sport of sailboat racing and the camaraderie of people with like interests. Our aim is the same today.

Racing is our focus. We include camping weekends and other activities to appeal to all sailors.

Our experienced members are happy to share their sailing knowledge and give tips to improve newcomers' skills and safety. Racing is great fun. We invite you to participate. How's today?

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