AHOY from Commodore Tracy Tower, and welcome to the North Star Sail Club (NSSC). This year we are proud to announce NSSC’s 75th anniversary! We have activities planned throughout the year to celebrate this milestone event. NSSC is a member run and maintained club whose primary goal is to enjoy sailing and the comradery of fellow boaters through activities both on, and off the water. Our family orientated membership covers a broad spectrum of social and ethnic backgrounds who all share a common love of the water and the great outdoors.
Most of our marina is on the Southern bank of the Clinton River in Harrison Township Michigan and situated around our clubhouse providing a leisurely 15-minute boat ride to access great freshwater sailing in, Anchor Bay, Lake St Clair, and over the horizon. We also have a more secluded marina, directly across the road from the clubhouse, which takes you on a peaceful journey through a safe harbor lagoon, and then past Metro Beach Park, which leads directly into Lake St. Clair.
We also have great social gathering places like our outdoor kitchen, picnic areas, and a bonfire pit. We own our first rate, 109-boat slip marina and clubhouse. Our 120-person capacity clubhouse has a fully stocked bar, a full service kitchen, and we have an outdoor tent to expand the occupancy capacity. Members can rent the clubhouse for a shockingly low cost. Find out more about our beautiful facilities, look under “About the Club” or just control/click on this link https://www.northstarsail.org/facilities.php. As a financially health club, we are always updating and improving, and this year is no exception. This spring you will see the start of many improvements. Construction begins on a new parking lot for the clubhouse, sidewalks to connect the marinas, and a canoe/kayak launch ramp.
There is always something happening at NSSC. The sailing season here is from the beginning of April on through the end of October with plenty of racing depending on your skill level, and interest. Our active Race Committee has organized weekday and weekend club, and invitational racing. Our Cruising Committee hosts monthly cruising events, and our energetic Social Committee has home, and away events throughout the year. NSSC is also a proud sponsor and promoter of a very recognized Jr. Sailing organization, North Star Junior Sailing. (www.northstarjrsailing.org.)
Our founding fathers primary goal was to keep sailing affordable. We continue that mission today with competitive dockage and storage rates, and a variety of affordable memberships. Be sure to visit the membership page under “About the Club” or control/click on https://www.northstarsail.org/membership.php for information on joining NSSC. Also, check us out on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/northstarsailclub/ then come join us and make your summers, and winters fun, and adventurous, for the whole family!
Commodore Tracy Tower