Sweet-Water Sailing on the Great Lakes

Get ready for a freshwater flotilla this summer and set sail on the Great Lakes at the Unsalted Sailing Flotilla.

Great Lakes Sailing Co.
Charter a boat or sail your own in the Unsalted Sailing Flotilla in northern Lake Michigan in summer 2017.Great Lakes Sailing Co.

The popular Unsalted Sailing Flotilla returns in summer 2017 to the cruising grounds of northern Lake Michigan. Set out from Traverse City, and cruise to dozens of islands, harbor towns and anchorages in an area whose range is nearly comparable sizewise to the combined British and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Options for joining the seven-day adventure include booking by cabin, taking the trip as a coastal cruising course, chartering one of the company’s fleet either as a bareboat or with a captain, or following along aboard your own boat.

The flotilla is guided by a lead crew that assists in organizing activities and the itinerary, which includes wine tasting, nature hikes, an informal race and frequent opportunities for participants to explore on their own. Expect sandy beaches, easy anchorages, and towns with bike and paddleboard rentals, as well as good restaurants.

For exact dates and other details, contact the company (www.greatlakessailingco.com).