In 1995, a group of local sailors sat down and established the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association. This was their answer to their realization that easy and affordable access to sailing was limited in the tri-county area. What was needed was an organization that would let the area youth and adults try sailing, teach them the basics of sailing, and then provide an opportunity to continue sailing, all at a very affordable cost. Hundreds of students of all ages have gone through the SBCSA sail training program. Many have gone on to buy their own sailboats, participate in the local racing programs, or continue to sail through the SBCSA’s Open Sailing and Independent sailing programs.