Contact us if none of the below address your question.
Sailing with us is free, but you'll need a pass to get into the park: one for your car and one for your boat. Daily passes are $5 each, but you can buy an annual car pass for $25 ($15 for senior over 62) and an annual boat pass for $30 ($15 for senior over 62).
If you're sailing around our buoys and through our start-finish line, our committee will assume you are a participant, and do their best to record your starts and finishes. But there's plenty of open lake, if you'd like to sail on the days we sail but do not wish to participate in our racing.
Family or friends on board who are not trimming sails or steering will enjoy watching other boats too, Most everyone quickly gains confidence, and and feels comfortable with our style of racing right away. We are family friendly. Join us!
Yes, but the lot sometimes fills up. A fair share of us store our boats there. Official and current information can only be learned by calling Stony Creek Metro Park office, but members have shared basic information about boat storage at Stony Creek.
We encourage participation in outings at other lakes, including Lake St. Clair, though our regular racing and events are held at Stony Creek. The park is beautiful; the (virtually no motor boats and non-busy) lake is easily accessable, and our committee can run our races from land. Those benefits have helped Creekfleet grow its membership.
We quickly recognized repetition: Thursday, every Thursday (all summer), is easy to remember. Attendance is good (many people book their summer weekends solid with other activities), and we note our peanut gallery on Thursday evenings is growing too. Sailing regularly becomes a habit. A great one!
Seaweed on any lake can be a problem at times, though our racing marks are set clear of seaweed beds, and you will learn to avoid certain areas. Stony does cut the seaweed and treat the lake as their budget and time allows. Stopping by the park office, voicing your thanks and comments directly, might help.
We sailed every Thursday but one in 2012. We rarely have to cancel. You don't know what the weather will be like on the lake until you get there, and chances of getting some races in is excellent. Come! Join our email list to keep up with weather forecast, probable course, and any last-minute announcements.
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