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Grand River Sailing Club


We are Grand River Sailing Club

    Grand River Sailing Club (GRSC) is a group of sailing and cruising enthusiasts based in Lake County, Ohio. Our members enjoy racing and cruising events from May through October, as well as a variety of onshore social activities during the rest of the year. Spring, Summer, and Fall racing events, along with the annual regatta in August, adhere to Performance Handicap Racing Formula (PHRF) and United States Sailing (US Sailing) guidelines. We are a member of The Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA) and Cleveland Sailing Association (CSA)

GRSC – A Rich History of Racing and Cruising!

   Since its incorporation in 1981, Grand River Sailing Club (GRSC) has organized hundreds of sailboat racing and cruising events. Literally thousands of participants have raced, cruised, learned to sail, made friends and lasting memories with GRSC. The club continues this tradition and always welcomes new members. Click here to learn more about our racing fleets and racing results.

    GRSC is known for friendly competition, fairness, safety, fun, camaraderie, and community involvement.  Click here to learn more about club history and listing of past officers and here to view our slideshow of races, cruises, picnics, parties and members having great times through the years.

We Love Newbies!

   New to racing? Never set foot on a sailboat? Then you’re a newbie. Newbies are great! We love ‘em! Novice race classes are held in spring and we offer what we call “edutainment” courses and get-togethers during the winter months to get us up off our couches.  Want to cruise?  Crew on day sails and short- or long-distance cruises. There are lots of casual opportunities to go out sailing so you can decide whether you’d like to get involved with sailing.



Where to find us

    The “Grand River” part of our club name refers to the scenic Grand River that flows into Lake Erie, about half-way between Cleveland and Ashtabula. Our club members dock at various marinas and yacht clubs along the Grand River.

    Two small towns are located on either side of the river. To the west is the village of Grand River, with waterfront restaurants, rigging and sail businesses, and the US Customs call booth, fuel dock, and repair facilities at Grand River Marine.

    On the east side of the river, the village of Fairport Harbor offers restaurants, a small grocery store and convenience marts, a farm market, post office, library, a boating supply shop, museums, and a protected swimming beach within walking distance of dockage.

Join GRSC!

   Although we are known widely as a racing club, GRSC has all kinds of members. Some have been racing for years. Others just got into the sport. There are also day sailors, Lake Erie cruisers, ocean cruisers, single-hand sailors, people who own boats and people who don’t. We have crew members who began with no experience and crew members who have sailed the Great Lakes and beyond. GRSC is an inclusive, friendly group with a wide range of experience and interests. To learn more about becoming a GRSC member, click here.





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