Great Lakes Sailing Co. Blog


Memories Made on Grand Traverse Bay

Our friends, Mike & Marianne Lee, sailed the Gemini Legacy Catamaran last summer and have an great article over on – “4 Days on Grand Traverse […]

A Bucket List Item

Running a charter business and sailing school takes a lot of work.  And it gets extremely busy.  We have to make sure we remind ourselves what […]

Having Fun on “Osprey”

Matt Stargardt and his crew returned for their annual ‘boys trip’ for a charter on “Osprey”, our O’Day 39…highlights below: Thanks again Matt!    

In their own words…

Awesome charter on the Hunter 38 Perception! My wife and I took 2 other couples for their first time barefoot charter for 3 days in mid […]

ASA Outstanding Instructor

Congrats to our very own ASA instructor John Martin. Outstanding Instructor Series John Martin is a guy who knows how to live life. A retired surgeon […]

Securing a Vessel During a Blow

Have you ever tried sleeping onboard your chartered yacht in a slip only to be kept awake by the clanging of some ones halyard, or your […]

Power Island – Henry Ford’s Playground

A favorite stop for many of our charter guests and sailing school students is Power Island, located just 5 miles from our main Traverse City charter […]

Port of Call: Suttons Bay

This small and quaint Leelanau County town is nestled against the tall hills that surround the Grand Traverse Bay region. It features several great restaurants and […]

Sail to one of the Top Ten Islands in the U.S.

Trip Advisor recently named Mackinac Island among their Top Ten Islands in the United States. It’s a favorite destination for many of our charter guests. And […]

The Great Lakes Sailing Family is Growing

It has been a busy winter around here and we are excited to welcome spring along with 5 new boats to our Charter Management fleet. “iLean” […]