FREE Boating Seminars

Beginning Wednesday, January 10, and mostly on additional Wednesdays, the Detroit River Yacht Racing Association is holding a series of seminars FREE to all members and hosted at various Clubs that are DRYA members. The schedule is as follows:

  • Jan 10, GPYC, Transatlantic Voyages; Lake Invaders (restaurant available)
  •  Jan 11, BYC, BYC MAC Safety, What to expect during an inspection (restaurant available)
  • Jan 17, BYC, First Aid at Sea, common sense solutions to injuries and illness at sea (bar available)
  • Jan 31, NSSC, USCG Rescue (bar available)
  • Feb 7, GLYC, Freshwater rigging, care and maintenance (refreshments provided)
  • Feb 21, PGSC, Race organization and management – from beer cans to the Olympics (restaurant available)
  • Feb 28, BYC, How to maximize your experience racing in DRYA
    March 7, DYC, Radio Controlled Sailing
  • March 21, NCYC, The protest process – from incident to decision and how to survive “the room”
    (Bar and buffet dinner available)
  • March 28, PHYC, Annapolis safety at sea video (bar available)

While most of these seminars are targeted at sailors rather than power boaters, several seminars are applicable to ALL boaters, and offer attendees an opportunity to meet boaters from other clubs.

If you don’t have a boat but are considering it, or have a sailboat and are thinking of actively racing, this is a great opportunity to see what might be involved with zero financial commitment.

You have the opportunity to ask questions of speakers and talk to other boaters in a relaxed environment.

Reservations are NOT required and attendance at one seminar doesn’t mean a commitment to attend any other seminars. You are free to make choices based on your desires and availability. There will also be a notice and full seminar description posted on the bulletin board at EBC. You can check it out there when you come down to use the restaurant at EBC open on Friday January 12, or you can go online at DRYA.ORG for complete seminar information.


EBC Open House

Saturday, March 17, 2018

From 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Come down and let us show you around

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Novice Sailing Class

Interested in learning how to sail? Novice sailing courses are offered beginning in April by experienced Club instructors who begin by teaching the basics of sailing equipment and safe boat handling. Students then take to the water and experience the thrill of sailing through in boat instruction.

The classes run every week rain or shine-
Thursday nights - till the boats are pulled from the water in the fall.

Session: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

For more details see our 2018 Novice Sailing Class Brochure.


EBC Easter Buffet

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Buffet is open 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Please call for reservation and select your time to dine

313-821-2975 or 313-821-2976

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Restaurant and Lounge

During the off-season the EBC restaurant will have limited days and hours of operation. Please continue to check our web site for dates and times.

During the month of January the EBC restaurant will be open

Friday, Jan 12,  4 - 10 pm with food service 5 - 9 pm

Friday, Jan 26, 4 - 10 pm with food service 5 - 9 pm

To reach the restaurant and lounge please call 313-821-2975

The members of the Edison Boat Club are proud of our club’s beautiful facilities located on the picturesque gateway to the river. Our clubhouse and marina are maintained by both the members and our professional staff.

The EBC was founded in 1914 and started out as a men's sailing club with one finger of docks and a small storage building. The Club is one of the oldest boat clubs on the Detroit River. We are located on Lycaste, at the foot of Detroit Edison's Conner Creek Power Plant, minutes away from Lake St. Clair, downtown Detroit and Belle Isle. Today, we boast two riverside buildings, a 110 slip marina, sailing instruction, and year round entertainment.

The EBC offers a large variety of year round family entertainment for boat owners and non-boat owners alike. Enjoy affordable family dining with a world-class view of the Detroit River from our restaurant and bar.


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