Are you interested in a new adventure? Would you like to meet new people while enjoying fresh air and sunshine on one of Detroit's gems - the Detroit River? You're Invited to "Hitchhiker Thursdays" at BYC. 


  • ​Hitchhiker Thursdays is a program to welcome new people interested in sailing and get existing sailors out on the water.
  • Thursday races, which happen right in front of BYC, are a perfect opportunity to test the waters of our sport or try racing on a different kind of boat. 
  • The evening will start with a gathering at Jerome's on the Dock between 6:00 and 6:30 P.M. for anyone interested. This area is attached to the bath house down past most of the docks (on the left when coming in.)
  • Please remember to sign in before going to a boat. This way we can keep track and make sure everyone gets enough crew. 
  • Skippers, boat owners, and/or crew of boats racing will come down and introduce themselves or you will be escorted to a participating sailboat by a Hitchhiker/Membership Volunteer (Bright Green Shirts).
  • Timing depends on Mother Nature but plan to be on the water for about an hour. The racing starts around 7:00 P.M. Boats leave their wells around 6:45 P.M.  
  • Spread the word! Thursday races are a GREAT time and an awesome introduction to what Bayview Yacht Club has to offer! 
  • Thursday race dates are: May 9th, May 23rd, June 6th, June 13th, June 20th, July 11th, August 1st, August 15th, August 29th, September 5th, September 12th, September 26th (Awards & Party) 
  • Email if you would like more information.