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 2019 Novice Sailing Class Brochure.


EBC Open House

Saturday, March 23, 2019

From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Come down and let us show you around

Do You Have Questions About Membership?

We have the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about membership.

Do You need a boat to join EBC?
No 70% of our members don’t own boats. We are more than just a boat club we are a social club on the water. We offer a full-service member only restaurant with the greatest view of Detroit. We have social events and concerts monthly, along with buffets on Easter, Thanksgiving, Mother’s and Father’s Day

What is the cost of membership?
The cost to join is $180 per year. For your membership, you get $80 back to spend at the EBC restaurant. We are also proud to be an all-volunteer club. We ask that you and your family volunteer a total of 15 hours per year. You will be assessed at $10 per hour for all unfulfilled volunteer hours.

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Boat US Membership Offer

Boat US is extending membership at a discounted rate to EBC members.

Special rate:

$15 BoatUS Membership Dues and 10% off Water Towing Services

Enter BoatUS COOP GROUP #: GA81186B

Boat US Membership


Restaurant and Lounge

Our restaurant and lounge open for the season. Hours of operation are:

Thursday, closed until 2019 launch 

Friday, 4 - 10 pm, food service 5 - 9 pm

Saturday, 1 - 10 pm, food service 1 - 9 pm

Sunday, 1 - 8 pm, food service 1 - 7 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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