Sailing On Barton Pond Since 1937
Barton Pond is an impoundment of the Huron River created by a Detroit Edison dam installed in 1912. Barton Boat Club was formed to sail on the pond in 1937.The club is in Barton Hills Village directly north of the City of Ann Arbor.The pond is used for sailing, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. There are no speed boats or jet skis. It is home to a wide variety of wild life.Wind on the pond is channeled through the nearby hills. The shifts and gusts can be challenging. It is often said that if you master the winds of Barton Pond, you can sail anywhere.
Racing fleets in the club have changed along with changing sailing technology. The current racing fleets are Snipes and Lasers.Also there is a fleet of Optomist sailboats for junior sailors.
Most of the sailors keep their boats on and launch from dry sailors adjacent to the pond.During the sailing season, there are two docks where sailboats can be rigged for sailing.At the end of the sailing season, boats can be stored in the clubhouse.
BBC SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
There are club regattas and parties at the club on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.The put-in and take-out days are also occasions for food and fun.After the end of the sailing season, club meetings and parties are held at non club locations.