GREAT LAKES SAILING CO.
PRESENTS THE 2024 

~JEANNEAU OWNER RENDEZVOUS ~

open to JEANNEAU OWNERS AND CHARTERERS!

June 8-13, 2024

(Saturday through Thursday)
Complimentary reception dinner on Friday, June 7th.

Join us for the 2024 Jeanneau Owner Rendezvous in Traverse City Michigan!  Not a Jeanneau Owner?  No problem!  You can still mingle with the owners and hear their stories when you charter a Jeanneau for the event. 

We’re excited to explore the islands, anchorages and harbor towns in our area with the safety and comradery of flotilla-style sailing. This year we’re taking more of a purist approach and ditching the itinerary in exchange for a more flexible schedule that allows for more sailing and less motoring. Pretty much what sailing is all about.  

Hosted by several Jeanneau owners (to be announced), they will set the itinerary and communicate with the fleet along the way.  Several of our Jeanneau owners are also licensed captains and ASA instructors so there’s no shortage of guidance if you’ve never cruised the area.  It’s the best way to experience the best of Northern Michigan!


THE PLAN

  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON
    Early boarding and provisioning followed by a reception dinner with cocktails and chart briefing.
  • SATURDAY MORNING
    Cast off. Let the adventure begin.
  • WHERE TO?
    All depends on Mother Nature. Suttons Bay, Northport, Charlevoix, Elk Rapids, Power Island, Ingalls Bay, Omema, and Old Mission are all very good possibilities during the event. Maybe even venture up to Petoskey area or Boyne City.

    Along the way we’ll take in the restaurants and wineries, beaches, quaint towns and incredible scenery. It’s a good balance of group activity and time set aside for just you and your crew.

    Most destinations will have both a marina option and an anchoring out option for the overnight but marinas can be full so anchoring might be the only option at times. Be sure to bring along your dinghy and propane grill for the real cruising experience.

Cruising flotilla-style is a great way to meet people and see the area. You’ll get the local knowledge while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow  Jeanneau Owners. The fleet will stay in touch via group text and VHF radio and will be sharing photos and videos on a special Facebook page set up for the event. Each morning you can dinghy over to the host boat to discuss the next destination or meet in the marina clubhouse. Or sleep in and check in via text or radio! Sail during the day, maybe stop and explore some islands and beaches along the way and then check out the local restaurants or have a fleet cookout in the evening. 

THE TWISTED SHEET REGATTA

Even cruising sailors can’t help but to trim the sails and go faster. At some point during the flotilla we will announce that the next destination will be a race! And the winning boat gets their name on the coveted “Twisted Sheet Regatta” trophy on display in the GLSC office. And of course bragging rights. Each boat will get a perf rating to make it fair and unfair antics that give an advantage are always encouraged.