Our Board

"GRSC is more than a club, it is a family united by one passion, sailing. Despite the chaos of the world, sailing brings peace and a purpose for us club members."

~ Commodore Alicia Stringer

2024 GRSC Board of Directors

Alicia Stringer

Alicia Stringer


My name is Alicia Stringer and I am married with two golden retrievers and a bird. When I moved to West Michigan, I fell in love with Lake Michigan and sailing. I am very much looking forward to the summer and racing season.

Dylan Lavine

Dylan Lavine

Vice Commodore

Melissa Beighley

Melissa Beighley

Rear Commodore

I have been married for almost 12 years and have 2 great boys. I got into sailing about 5 years ago at the insistence of my mother-in-law and was hooked after that. I can’t wait to get back on the water this coming season.

Chairpersons & Directors


Racing Program Denny Dryer/Tom Morrell
Cruising Patti Edwards
Programs & Education Betty Clark & Linda VanPortfliet
Youth Program Betty Clark
Clubhouse Susan Harper
Membership Betty Clark
Roster Tom Morrell
Rhumbline Magdalena Clovis
Social Events Stacey Loundsbury
Marketing & Public Relations Mark Erickson
Racing Publicity Open
Website & Social Media Nathaniel Beighley
Fund Raising Mark Erickson
Historian Barb Dryer
Futures Mary Kelly


Flag Officers

Treasurer Brian Kelly
Secretary Linda VanPortfliet
Past Commodore Mary Kelly


Director Marion Bruce
Director Patricia Edwards
Director Mark Erickson
Director Nokomis Schultz
Director Bob Smithe
Director Jamie Weed

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, who have volunteered their time and energy into making this club the very best that it can be.

2023 Racing Sponsors

Shoreline Painting Services

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