>> To foster environmental stewardship of the Saginaw Bay Watershed and the Great Lakes ecosystem and to provide personal development opportunities for learners of all ages through ship board and land based educational experiences. <<
2017 Voyage Schedule
Character building, confidence boosting, and learning are three reasons our programs attract students from around the Midwest. Join us for a Windward Bound voyage you won't forget.
June 20 - 28
Bay City, MI to Buffalo, NY
June 27 - July 5
Buffalo, NY to Hamilton, ONT to Oswego, NY
July 4 - 12
Oswego, NY to Bath, ONT to Ogdensburg, NY
July 11 - 21
Ogdensburg, NY to Sorel, QUE to Ouebec City, QUE
July 19 - 31
Quebec City, QUE to Oswego, NY
July 30 - August 9
Oswego, NY to Amherstburg, ONT to Bay City, MI
August 20 - 25
Bay City, MI to Ludington, MI
Windward Bound sail training voyages are designed for high school students ages 14-18. To book a voyage, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required. The balance is due 30 days before departure. All fees are non-refundable. Participants are required to complete a health information form prior to boarding the ship.
Round trip transportation from Bay City to the ship is provided on all voyages where appropriate. This cost is already included in the voyage fee.
The Appledore IV is licensed and inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and is crewed by a licenced captain and first mate, and two youth crew. Windward Bound is licenced by the State of Michigan as a youth travel camp. BaySail is a member oftall Ships America (TSA)and a past recipient of the TSA "Sea Education Program of the Year" award.
“I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT! IT WAS THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. I WOULD GO BACK IN AN INSTANT. “ - Bronwyn Herndon, 2012 Windward Bound Participant
"I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful captain and crew you have. How much fun John had and to let you know the whole experience was nothing less than fantastic!" - Tish White, 2010
"I love my new friends!!! Thank you for creating this awesome program..." 2009 Windward Bound Participant