30th Year - 2015
Twenty-eight years ago a small group of businessmen, in
this immediate area, formed what was then named the "Charlevoix County
Sailors". Their desire was to teach children to sail during the summer
on our Lake Charlevoix. At that time their task was how, where and with
whom. The "Why" was very certain, which is the same as it is today.
The Lake Charlevoix Mariners is the fund-raising and
direction group supplying boats, equipment, dockage, on shore
facilities, and Instructors for the Charlevoix County 4-H Youth Sailing
The LCM is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to supporting the development of sailing for children in Charlevoix County.
Our Goal: "To offer students of all
levels, a learn-to-sail, learn-to-race, with an on-the-water and
classroom approach, providing a safe, informative, and hands-on
experience for all the children involved."
Board of Directors:
Chris Kuhn, Tom Barnes,
Ron DeCosse, Keith Attee,
Dave Strawbridge, Steve Hufford, Doug
Boyer, John Friedly, Andy Allen, Josh Glass, Charlie Harret, Andrew Berge, Dino Franchino, Stan Carrol
Michigan State University Extension Charlevoix County 4-H:
We are in partnership with the Michigan State University
Charlevoix County 4-H Youth Programs, located in Boyne City.
The local staff members are:
Dean Solomon, Leah LaVanway, Kim Stevens, Ruth Michelz
The Instruction Staff for the 2016 summer
sailing session will be:
Program Leader: Tom Ochs
Race Program Leader: Tanner DePriest
Lead Instructor: Delaney Hope and Graham
Instructors: Devin Hope
Junior Instructor: Caroline DuBois/Weber, Thea
Joseph, Quinten Kuhn, Ben Borus, Grant Forbrig