Great Lakes Sailing Co. Blog


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 […]

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 […]

Catamaran Cruising on Grand Traverse Bay

April’s edition of SAILING Magazine has a great article on Catamaran Cruising Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay called “Sweet Sailing on Sweet Water“, and it features our […]