"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 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 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.
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|
|Programs & Education||Betty Clark & Linda VanPortfliet|
|Youth Program||Betty Clark|
|Social Events||Susan Harper|
|Marketing & Public Relations||Mark Erickson|
|Racing Publicity||Jack Kelley|
|Website & Social Media||Nathaniel Beighley|
|Fund Raising||Mark Erickson|
|Past Commodore||Collin 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
R. Smith Builders
Dryer Architectural Group
Pat Clark Memorial
Grand River Sailing Club
219 N. Harbor
Grand Haven, MI 49417