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
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.
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.
Check out our blog. Written by members, for members, and shared with the world you will find interesting articles, great sailing tips, and more…
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
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)
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.
A Book Review by Marshall Lystra “I crossed paths with Melville and Darwin out there; and yes, I heard voices. Children in the rigging, a mermaid calling my name. That’s what happens when there’s only you. But if you hear voices calling your name, are you really...
I have found sailors to be among the most resourceful people I know. With COVID-19 restrictions in place for a while longer, and with a murky view of what the "new normal" will become, I find myself wondering what it means to be resourceful today. Re·source·ful;...
Grand River Sailing Club
219 N. Harbor
Grand Haven, MI 49417