Great Lakes Sailing Co. Blog


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” […]

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 […]

Grand Rapids Boat Show Winner

A big Congratulations to Monica M. of Allendale, Michigan!  Her name was pulled from hundreds of entries at the 70th annual Grand Rapids Boat Show in […]

SailTime Chicago

We Are Expanding With A New Partnership In The Windy City! Great Lakes Sailing Co. is now the Illinois dealer for Gemini Catamarans and we are excited to […]

Cruising the Bay with Capt. Dirk

  A Great Place to Learn to Sail, and You Never Have to Leave the Bay. Grand Traverse Bay is an easy place to learn to […]

Strictly Sail Chicago 2015

‘Tis the season!  Boat Show season! This year’s Strictly Sail show in Chicago will be a bit different  – New location.  New Dates.  And…Strictly Sail Chicago […]

Cruising World Boat of the Year

The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 has been awarded a Cruising World Boat of the Year for 2015. ACCORDING TO BOAT OF THE YEAR JUDGE ED SHERMAN, THE […]