Great Lakes Sailing Co. Blog


2019 Awards for Jeanneau

Cruising World Boat of the Year Sun Odyssey 410: Best Midsize Cruiser Over 38 Feet “Once again, however, the judging team found Jeanneau’s mix of price […]

How to be a Charter Boat Owner-Operator

There’s a great allure to owning and captaining your own charter boat.  Turning your passion for sailing into a career or just a part time job […]

ASA’s Veterans Sailing Education Program

We are proud to join The American Sailing Association’s initiative exclusively for active and retired military to thank them for their sacrifices. “We believe that sailing […]

Low Cost 3 Cabin Ownership

How do you own the boat you really want in a world-class cruising area? And how do you keep it affordable? You can do what over […]

United States Sailboat Show 2018

Come visit us us at the Jeanneau display during the United States Sailboat Show in beautiful historic Annapolis, Maryland, from October 4-8. Boats on Display Sun […]

Students turned Cruisers

These stores (in this case ’emails’) never get old: Hello Great Lakes Sailing, In the summer of 2015, my husband, sister, and I took your ASA […]

West Michigan’s Jeanneau Dealer

We’ve been working with Jeanneau for a number of years now as our charter fleet has grown and we are excited to join the Jeanneau dealer […]

Where are they now? — Christian & Kelli

We recently caught up with former sailing school students, Christian & Kelli Wilson, to learn what they are up to now. We learned that after taking […]

Three-Cabin Fever

The benefits of 3 cabins… Most people associate 3 and 4 cabin boats as charter boats.  This is true in many cases but there are other […]

How to Book a Charter

We get a lot of first time charterers — from sailing school students taking that ‘next step’ to longtime sailors. And it can be a bit […]