The Fleet

The MSU Sailing center offers a wide variety of sailboats and paddlecraft. Our sail boats range from family day sailboats, to high performance sailboats, as well as sailboats designed for youths. Our paddlecraft include a wide variety of stand up paddle boards (SUPs), and kayaks, as well as canoes.  Student staff and volunteers learn to repair, refurbish, and maintain our valuable boats throughout the year.

Some of our more popular boats are the following:
* availability of boats may change based on conditions, staffing and boat repairs. Please check with the MSU Sailing Center Staff for boat availability.


A modern family or training dinghy with features that move the game forward. Big enough for an instructor and 2 or 3 students – perfect for Mom or Dad and youngsters – small enough to handle easily ashore and afloat. The RS Quest has rapidly become the best-selling dinghy of its type worldwide. Durable rotomoulded polyethylene construction – space and stability – reefing, spinnaker, stowage and a host of other options.  An exciting new addition in 2019 to the MSUSC fleet, this boat is extremely versatile and fun! 

Length: 14.1 ft

Beam: 6.0 ft

Hull Weight: 209Lbs

Sail Area: Main and Jib, 118 ft2; asymmetric spinnaker, 118ft2

ZIM 420E (New for 2020)

420 sailboat

The 420E from Zim Sailing sets a new standard in enclosed deck technology for high school and college sailing. The airtight foredeck has taken weight out of the bow, increasing performance and safety, without sacrificing the durability Zim Sailing's boats are known for. Institutions such as high schools, colleges, and community sailing programs, demand a unique combination of performance and toughness, and the 420E delivers.

Length: 13.9 ft.

Beam: 5.5 ft.

Draft: 2.95 ft.

Hull Weight: 220lbs

Sail Area: Mainsail, 80ft2; jib, 30ft2

Flying Junior (FJ) or (CFJ)

Length: 13 ft. 3 in.

Beam: 5 ft. 3 in.

Weight: 210 lbs.

Sail Area: Main, 65 sq. ft.; jib, 35 sq. ft.


Length: 13 ft. 10.25 in.

Beam: 4 ft. 6 in.

Draft: 2 ft. 8 in. (scaled)

Weight: 130 lbs. (hull only)

Sail Area: 76 sq. ft.; M, 60 sq. ft.

O'pen BIC  

Length: 9 ft.

Beam: 3 ft. 9 in.

Weight: 99 lbs (hull)

Sail Area: 48 sq. ft.


Length: 13 ft. 10 in.

Beam: 4 ft. 1 in.

Draft: 2 ft. 8 in.

Weight: 129 lbs.

Sail Area: 75 sq. ft.


Length: 12 ft.

Beam: 4ft. 6 in.

Draft: 1 ft. 3 in (hull only)

Weight: 137 lbs. (hull only)

Sail Area: 75 sq. ft.

Flying Scot

Length: 19 ft.

Beam: 6 ft. 9 in.

Draft: 4 ft.

Weight: 850 lbs.

Sail Area: Main, 138 sq. ft.; jib, 53 sq. ft.


MSU Sailing Center 
5918 Shaw St.
Haslett, MI 48840-8433

(517) 339-8269