Our Board

"In my lifetime I've never experienced a more visceral feeling of liberating anxiety, than the one that comes with the realization I've lost sight of shore." - Commodore Marshall Lystra  

2022 GRSC Board of Directors

Marshall Lystra

Marshall Lystra


Marshall Lystra started sailing in 1982 at the age of four years old when his parents Edward and Helen (Former GRSC Commodore) purchased their family cruiser Pirate, an Allied Seawind 30. Marshall is a High School Teacher in Muskegon and re-joined the GRSC a few years ago. On the water you’ll find Marshall racing with GRSC, or with his partner Melanie and his son Warner sailing Fenna Rose, their S2 8.6.

Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly

Vice Commodore

Mary and Brian Kelly are longtime members of the Grand River Sailing Club. When she is not busy winning club races on their boat, Meistari, Mary is working with her husband and the club on bookkeeping, racing management and social events.

Kimberly Street

Kimberly Street

Rear Commodore

Kim is an Account Executive at the Grand Haven Tribune. She began sailing in 2018 thanks to Betty Clark and Jack Kelley. They met to talk about some Tribune advertising and Betty & Jack convinced her to take a sailing class.

Chairpersons & Directors


Racing Program Nathaniel Beighley
Cruising Marshall Lystra
Programs & Education Betty Clark & Linda VanPortfliet
Youth Program Betty Clark
Clubhouse Susan Harper
Membership Betty Clark
Roster Tom Morrell
Rhumbline Marshall Lystra
Social Events Susan Harper
Marketing & Public Relations Mark Erickson
Racing Publicity Jack Kelley
Website & Social Media Nathaniel Beighley
Fund Raising Mark Erickson
Historian Barb Dryer
Futures Jennifer Brown


Flag Officers

Treasurer Brian Kelly
Secretary Linda VanPortfliet
Past Commodore Collin Beighley


Director Bob Smithe
Director Patricia Edwards
Director Mark Erickson
Director Dylan Lavine
Director Alicia Commet
Director Melissa Beighley

All of our chairpersons, directors and commodores are volunteers, and the Grand River Sailing Club would like to thank all of those, past and present, whom have volunteered their time and energy into making this club the very best that it can possibly be.

2022 Racing Sponsors

Baneberry Cup

Susan Harper

R. Smithe Builders

Dryer Architectural Group

Pat Clark Memorial

Betty Clark

Grand River Sailing Club

219 N. Harbor
Mailing: PO Box 214
Grand Haven, MI 49417