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...
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...
Safety Series: Ditch Bags

Safety Series: Ditch Bags

Great Article from 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...