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  

2023 GRSC Board of Directors

Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly


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.

Dylan Lavine

Dylan Lavine

Vice Commodore

Alicia Commet

Alicia Commet

Rear Commodore

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 Marshall Lystra


Director Bob Smithe
Director Patricia Edwards
Director Mark Erickson
Director Nokomis Schultz
Director Breese Stam
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, 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