On the Water

Because spending time on the water is why we’re here.


It's not a race!

Some would argue that when there is more than one boat on the water, a race is underway,  While racing is a strong element of our club, it’s not the only thing.  We offer a variety of amenities to help the cruisers who are looking for a fun, relaxing time on the water including lunch kits, meals to go, and other amenities to help you maximize your time on the water.


Race Programs

The GLYC has encourage the sport of competitive sailing since its founding in 1952. The club has a strong race management team with volunteer dedication provided by our members. Our race program includes a full complement of resources, such as committee boats, race management teams, and Sonars for member use. We encourage, promote, and foster sailboat racing for all ages.


We like to have fun

The club offers a variety of social events throughout the year including weekend cruising rendezvous to destinations around southeastern Michigan and Ontario.

Racing with Great Lakes Yacht Club



Plan ahead, anticipate, prepare.  GLYC has a long history of racing and is positioned to help you bring out the best in your crew, your boat, and yourself.


GLYC members regularly demonstrate high levels of sportsmanship in sharing lessons they learned on the water for the betterment of themselves, the club, and the sport.


Most importantly, GLYC has fun!
GLYC Night Race
A change this year from our usual Early Bird Regatta, but sure to be just as fun--and at night!
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1+1 Regatta
A special event for single and double-handed sailors. Special awards for Jack & Jill sailors. Test your short-handed abilities.
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GLYC Fall Series
Great end of season sailing every Sunday in October. 4 windward/leeward courses and 1 Olympic Triangle course. Awards by race and overall. Food and drink after each race.
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2020 GLYC Night Race

GLYC is excited to announce a new addition to our racing calendar,
the 2020 GLYC Night Race!

Friday, June 26, 2020 @ 1900

Racing will take place on a triangular long course of approximately 20 nautical miles and a short course of approximately 13 nautical miles, starting and finishing off of Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The Warning signal for the first start will be at 1855hrs (6:55pm).

2019 1+1 Regatta

GLYC is proud to host the 34th 1+1 and 32nd Single-Handed Regatta

Sunday, June 7, 2020, 1055 hrs First Warning Signal

The 14.6NM course, starts at the LSSC G Mark located approximately 100 yards east of the Gaulker Point Shoal Buoy.  First, second & third flags awarded for Spinnaker and JAM Classes with special awards for Jack & Jill sailors.


Awards will be posted on the GLYC and DRYA web sites as soon as possible after the race.

On Land

When the boat’s tied up, spending time on land with friends and family is also why we’re here.

Social Events

The Great Lakes Yacht Club offers a variety of social events for members and their guests to enjoy during the summer months.  They’re a great opportunity to connect with friends and fellow members.   Events are catered to our diverse membership.

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    Off-season Social Gatherings

    While the boat may be tucked away for winter, that doesn’t mean the fun has to end!  Keeping in touch with your fellow colleagues during the off-season can help pass the time.

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    In-season Social Gatherings

    Join your fellow members in our club-sponsored social activities including Saturday night cocktail hours, New Member Appreciation Party, themed parties, and more!

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    Lobster Party

    Every year, the club sponsors a Lobster Party!  Get to know one another better and partake in some fantastic fresh lobster at one of our club’s signature events.

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    Shabbat Dinner

    Another signature event at the GLYC is our Shabbat Dinner.  Fantastic food and good times await whether you’re Jewish or not!  Everyone is welcome.

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