Our Board

"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

2020 GRSC Board of Directors

Collin Beighley

Collin Beighley


Commodore Collin Beighley lives in Grand Haven, MI with his wife and two wonderful boys. In addition to being a member of the club for over 10 years, and sailing with his brother Nathan on Baneberry, he is the third Beighley in the last 15 years to be Commodore of GRSC. When he’s not sailing, you may find Collin on enjoying his Harley, or chasing his two boys around the family cabin up in Fountain, MI.

Marshall Lystra

Marshall Lystra

VIce Commodore

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

Rear Commodore

Bio coming soon…

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



Director Mark Erickson
Director Bob Smithe
Director Kevin Schueler
Director Kristy Schueler
Director Kim Street
Past Commodore Jennifer Brown


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.

2021 Racing Sponsors

Grand River Sailing Club

219 N. Harbor
Grand Haven, MI 49417