Great Lakes Sailing Co. Blog


Helly Hansen Authorized Dealer

We are excited to announce that Great Lakes Sailing Co. is now an official dealer for Helly Hansen Sailing Gear! So why did we decide to […]

Marlow Hunter 40 Review

Andrew Cross, from Blue Water Sailing, has a great review on the Marlow Hunter 40.  We’ve had the opportunity to sail our very own MH 40 […]

Overcoming Sailing Fears

A recent sailing school student has a great blog post about her experience learning to sail, along with some photos she captured.  Below we’ve republished a […]

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!    

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 on board your chartered yacht in a slip only to be kept awake by the clanging of someone’s 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 […]