Great Lakes Sailing Co. Blog


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. Suttons Bay features several great restaurants […]

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

Trip Advisor named Mackinac Island among their Top Ten Islands in the United States. For good reason, it’s a favorite destination for many of our charter […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jeanneau 349 – Cruising World Boat of the Year

Awarded the Cruising World Boat of the Year for 2015,  the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 continues to shine. ACCORDING TO BOAT OF THE YEAR JUDGE ED […]

Book Now & Save!

‘Tis the Season… For family, friends…and planning your next sailing trip! We know how it goes, getting your sailing crew together is like herding alley cats. […]

Marlow Hunter 31 and a Memorable Booth Talk

Marlow Hunter unveiled the all new 2015 Marlow Hunter 31 (photos are below) at the Annapolis Boat Show. We had a number of reasons for attending […]