Great Lakes Sailing Co. Blog


Starting ’em young

It’s a pretty cool thing, here at Great Lakes Sailing Co.  Not only are we ‘family’ in the sense that we are a small tight kit […]

It’s all about ‘Priorities’

When my husband and I decided to buy a new sailboat, we had to consider all the extraneous costs—slip fees, insurance, upkeep, winterization, launch fees, winter […]

Ellen Davis Traverse City

We have a really great foursome working with us this summer.  Ellen, Taylor, Sabrina and Chelsea keep the boats, docks and marina grounds clean and tidy. […]

Unsalted Island Hopping

If you picked up a copy of August’s Cruising World Magazine you would have seen this great article about our annual Unsalted Island Hopping event.  If […]

Great Lakes Sailing Co. Gear

If you have ever found yourself wondering how you can get your hands on some sweet Great Lakes Sailing Co. gear, or pick up your new […]

An Unsalted Island Journey

The summer of 2013, Marianne Lee and her husband Mike Lee, traveled along during our annual Unsalted Island Hopping event. You can read a great article […]

“Learn How to Sail”

I remember walking back from the dock on Houghton Lake to my dad’s cabin when I stumbled across a small sailboat for sale in a neighbor’s front yard. […]

Meet Capt. John

We are excited to welcome Capt. John to the Great Lakes Sailing Co. staff of award winning ASA sailing school instructors.  John and his wife Cyndi […]

Why Sail Here?

Our homeport of Traverse City, as well as the entire northwestern corner of lower Michigan, tends to get mentioned on every ‘list’ and travel article under […]

The BIG News, in case you missed it!

Here’s the ‘official’ press release announcing our BIG name change! Traverse City, MI— Six years have passed since Dave Conrad purchased Bay Breeze Yacht Charters and […]