Organization:  Heritage Coast Sailing and Rowing Incorporated (H C S & R) is a non-profit corporation.  Its purpose is to, on a community basis:

  • facilitate community based boat building by volunteers and the encourage the development of the skills associated with it

  • encourage rowing, competitive rowing, sailing and competitive sailing

  • encourage use of our water resource by organizing regattas and other water based events

  • preserve historic regional boat designs

  • focus attention on the maritime history of our region

About Us

Programs to achieve our organization's goals include:

  • convert historic regional designs to modern boat building techniques, kit boat building techniques, and volunteer boat builder capabilities

  • receive and restore donated boats, using volunteer boat builders, for revenue and/or use

  • build and/or restore boats, to minimize capital requirements, utilizing volunteer boat builders, for use by community members

  • raise funds for capital requirement and operating expenses by operating a “ship’s store”, by conducting fund-raising drives, and by conducting events, classes and regattas.

  • the Heritage-23 is the one design boat chosen as the primary build-row-sail boat of H C S & R

  • direct expenses associated with the community sailing and rowing portion of the program are to be covered by membership fees and other direct revenues

  • programs for pleasure, fitness and competitive rowing and sailing will be developed

Dave Wentworth989-460-2642
Heritage Coast Sailing & Rowing
Promoting Community Boat Building, Rowing & Sailing on the Heritage Coast of Michigan
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Mackinaw Boats were great for fishing either while rowing or sailing.