26th Year - 2012
Twenty-four 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:
Ron DeCosse, Keith Attee,
Dave Strawbridge, Steve Hufford, John Kunitzer, Mike Franklin,
and Derek Chowen
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 Herrick, Kim Stevens, Deb Kelts
The Instruction Staff for the 2012 summer
sailing session will be:
Program Leader: Tom Ochs
Lead Instructor: Tanner DePriest and Stephen Degenhardt
Instructors: Jack Hufford
Junior Instructor: Abbey Barnes, Cooper DePriest,
Abigail Anderson, and Katie Berg