I spent summers in grade school on my father's day sailers on a small inland lake in southwest Michigan, (mainly as a passenger), then nothing for almost 20 years. Got started again a few years ago when my husband got interested, took lessons, bought a Hunter 170 for use on that same inland lake in Michigan, then realized we needed a boat closer to home (Chicago north shore) and bought a Newport 28 for use on Lake Michigan. Now we can sail wherever we happen to be in the summer.
We sail on Lake St Clair in Southeastern Michigan. We are planning a summer trip to the North Channel, maybe we will see you around.