Bayview Hitchhiker Thursday’s        


We look forward to hosting you in the 2021 sailing season!


  • 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 and 6:30PM. This area is attached to the bath house down past most of the docks (on the left when coming in).
  • Hitchhiking participation is limited for each race/night. Hitchhikers must be over 15 and RSVP through Eventbrite registration online to participate. Preference is given to first time hitchhikers.
  • 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 7PM. Boats leave their wells around 6:45.
  • Spread the word!! Thursday’s races are a GREAT time and an awesome introduction to what Bayview Yacht Club has to offer!
  • Thursday race dates can be found at:
  • Email if you would like more information or to participate. Event registration for each week will be emailed and included on the Bayview Facebook public page.

    Bayview Yacht Club 100 Clairpointe St Detroit, MI 48215 • 313.822.1853 •