Welcome to the Grand River Sailing Club!  GRSC is located in beautiful Grand Haven on the west coast of Michigan.

Welcome to the Grand River Sailing Club

"While many people think sailing is all smooth seas, sunshine, sunsets, and beautiful beaches, it’s also a lot of hard work and can be incredibly challenging. As Robert Brault once said 'Life is like sailing, you can use any wind to go any direction.' Come join us at GRSC and find your own direction." ~ Commodore Collin Beighley

About GRSC

Founded in 1980 by Larry Gardner, The Grand River Sailing Club in Grand Haven, MI is stationed near the mouth of the Grand River feeding into Lake Michigan.

Sailing School

Want to learn to sail? We have a hands-on sailing school that starts in the classroom and expands to Lake Michigan with some “light” racing.

The Rhumbline

Check out our blog. Written by members, for members, and shared with the world you will find interesting articles, great sailing tips, and more…

Clubhouse Rentals

Located in the heart of Grand Haven, our location makes a great venue for hosting birthday parties and other special events.

“We clear the harbor and the wind catches her sails and my beautiful ship leans over ever so gracefully, and her elegant bow cuts cleanly into the increasing chop of the waves. I take a deep breath and my chest expands and my heart starts thumping so strongly I fear the others might see it beat through the cloth of my jacket. I face the wind and my lips peel back from my teeth in a grin of pure joy.” ~L.A. Meyer

RACING | 2021 Season

After COVID-19 slowed us down in 2020, we are preparing to for a full season in 2021.  Stay tuned for more information as the racing committee works to prepare the 2021 Racing Calendar

We’d like to say a special Thank You to our 2020 season sponsors: Schap, Inc., Bluffton Bay Sails, North Shore Marina and Betty Clark for the Pat Clark Memorial Cup.


Cocktail parties, game night events, shrimp boils, banquets and more, our club host social events all year long for our members.


For cold weather or warm weather…for babies and for adults…we got some great GRSC gear! Check out our online store to see what’s available, and if you’re looking for something custom, just ask!

New From The Rhumbline

(Our Sailing Blog)

The Jack Kelley 8+8 – Celebrating 35 Years

The Jack Kelley 8+8 – Celebrating 35 Years

The 8 + 8 Cruising Rally was never meant to be the event it is today.  35 Years ago, the sailing club was struggling with a yearly cruising event where the destination was predetermined.  Unfortunately, it seemed no matter the year, and no matter the destination, the...

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Summer 2021 Racing Kicks Off!

Summer 2021 Racing Kicks Off!

The Grand River Sailing Club kicked off their 2021 Summer Racing Season with the R. Smithe Builders Cupon June 2nd, immediately following the traditional Blessing of the Fleet.  Patti Edwards, a longtime member of the sailing club, lead the boats in prayer as they...

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Safety Series: Ditch Bags

Safety Series: Ditch Bags

From GRSC Contributing Member, Leonard White, Jr. As the name implies, a ditch bag is something that you can grab and toss into a life raft quickly when abandoning ship. It’s a pre-packaged supply bag of things that you and your crew might need over the time that you’re adrift awaiting rescue.

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2021 Racing Sponsors

Grand River Sailing Club

219 N. Harbor
Grand Haven, MI 49417