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Our 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 Program.

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 DePriest

Instructors: Devin Hope

Junior Instructor: Caroline DuBois/Weber, Thea Joseph, Quinten Kuhn, Ben Borus, Grant Forbrig

Lake Charlevoix Mariners • Michigan State University Extension Charlevoix County • 319B North Lake Street • Boyne City, MI 49712
Phone: 231-582-6232 • email: msue.charlevoix@county.msu.edu • website by jbr graphics
Lake Charlevoix Mariners