Take the Wheel Program

The “Take the Wheel” program from Great Lakes Sailing Co. offers select applicants an opportunity to test sail a new Jeanneau or Gemini Catamaran at one of our boat shows, events or by appointment.  The Program allows for 1-2 hours of sailing time after a familiarization on the boat with an experienced GLSC licensed captain and/or sales representative.  Participants are encouraged to take part in the sailing aspects and can bring one person along with them.  Because of the limited availability, we can only offer this opportunity to those who are seriously considering the purchase a new Jeanneau or Gemini in the not-so-distant future.

We do not and will not give out any information to any outside entity.  All information stays within the GLSC sales department.  The sole purpose of this questionnaire to to pre-qualify applicants because of the very limited availability of the “Take the Wheel” program.

If you’d like to sail a new Jeanneau or Gemini without filling out the questionnaire, we offer charters, captain or bareboat, on various models at our Traverse City, Detroit or Chicago locations

Next In-Water Events

Spring Sails Event

  • May 30, 2020, Traverse City, MI – Our own in-water boat show!  Stop by to check out the latest from Jeanneau and Gemini Catamarans.  On display:
    • New! 2020 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410
    • New! 2020 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389
    • New! 2020 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 319
    • Used 2019 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
    • 2016 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349
    • 2015 Gemini Legacy 35 Catamaran
    • 2017 Gemini FreeStyle 37 Catamaran
    • 2016 Marlow Hunter 22

Detroit Metro Boat Show

September 2020, Lake St. Clair Metro Park

Our partner company, SailTime Detroit will be chatting up sailing memberships, sailing instruction and owner opportunitites in the SailTime Detroit program.  Stand by for more details as to the boats on display.

United States Sailboat Show

October 2020, Annapolis City Docks

Great Lakes Sailing Co. will be representing Jeanneau for the state of Michigan and representing Gemini Catamarans for the Great Lakes.

We will have sales representatives at the Jeanneau and Gemini displays offering personalized tours and even sea trials for those that pre-qualify.  This is an outstanding event offering an opportunity to compare many different brands side-by-side and talk with the pros in the industry.

Skip the line by contacting us for a personalized showing and possibly a sea trial  – sales@greatlakessailingco.com

Sun Fast 3300
Sun Odyssey 349,389,410,440,490
Jeanneau Yachts 51, 54, 64

We can arrange other dates on request. 

Call 231.941.0535 or email us at sales@greatlakessailingco.com with your dates.

Take the Wheel