Events & Happenings


“Take the Wheel” and sail a new Jeanneau or Gemini Catamaran at one of our events.


SailTime Detroit Member Training

  • April 27-28, 2019 St. Clair Shores, MI (weather dates May 4-5) – This is a two-day event focusing on training the Members of our partner company, SailTime Detroit, on the new boats in the fleet; Jeanneau 349 and the Jeanneau 389.  We are posting it here as it is also a good opportunity for those that are “on the fence” about joining SailTime Detroit to meet the current Members, see the boats and get an idea of how our process works.  We will be spending time on the systems and mechanical aboard the boats and then moving into sail training and harbor handling.  Call GLSC 231-941-0535 or SailTime Detroit 586-888-9744 for details.  Pre-qualification needed as space is limited.  Check out SailTime Detroit here

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Boat Show / SailTime Detroit Open House

  • GP Boat Show May 17-19, 2019 Grosse Pt. Shores, MI
  • SailTime Detroit Open House May 19 & 23, St. Clair Shores, MI
  • Our partner company, SailTime Detroit, will have a booth at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club during the boat show with information on sailing memberships and offering special discounts.  The SailTime boats will be on display at Jefferson Beach Marina, Sunday May 19 11:00-5:00 and Thursday, May 23 from 6-8:00 along with Capt. Bill to answer any questions.  The boat show at the GP yacht club is free and open to the public, the SailTime Detroit open house requires a gate code to enter so please contact us if you plan on seeing the boats there.   Check out SailTime Detroit here

Sail Event – Get to Know Jeanneau & Gemini

  • June 1, 2019, Traverse City, MI –  held at the Great Lakes Sailing Co. docks, get a personalized showing of the latest models from Jeanneau and Gemini catamarans.  This is a free, informative event for those that want to learn more about the construction, features, sailing qualities and customization available.  John & Cyndi, world cruisers, circumnavigation and part of our GLSC staff will be hosting the event offering their knowledge as well.  Pre-qualified attendees will be invited to stay the night before the event and go for a sea trial after the event.

Bay Harbor Boat Show

  • June 14-16, 2019, Bay Harbor, MI – a fantastic venue held at the exclusive community of Bay Harbor, this is a free, open to the public event showcasing power and sail yachts of all sizes.  We will be exhibiting the all new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 with the award-winning walk-around deck design.  Check out the Bay Harbor Boat Show

Unsalted Sailing Flotilla

  • June 22-28, 2019 – This is the event that started it all!  Flotilla style sailing with other boats exploring the best of Northern Lake Michigan.  Check out all the details here!

Ludington Boat & RV Show

  • September 2019, Ludington, Michigan – dates to be announced soon.  We will be displaying the new, award winning designs of the Jeanneau 440, 410 and/or a Gemini Legacy 35 catamaran.  Stand by or contact us for details.

Detroit Metro Boat Show

  • September 12-15, 2019, 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.

Annapolis Strictly Sail Boat Show

  • October 10-14, 2019, 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

Coming in 2020…

Strictly Sail Chicago

  • January 2020, Chicago, IL – We will be representing Gemini Catamarans as the Great Lakes dealer and Jeanneau as the West Michigan dealer.  Come and see us and set up a personalized showing.  Progressive Strictly Sail Chicago show.

Grand Rapids Boat Show

  • February  2020, Grand Rapids, MI  –  We will be talking charters, sailing school and new boat sales at the Grand Rapids Boat show.

Miami Boat Show

  • February 2020, Miami, FL – We will be representing Gemini Catamarans as the Great Lakes dealer and Jeanneau as the West Michigan dealer.  Plus we’re offering limited sea trials on the all-new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410, 440 and other models.  Come and see us and set up a personalized showing at the Miami Boat Show.

For more information or for sales specials for boat shows and sales events contact us at:

GLSC@GreatLakesSailingCo.com