Thank you for your interest in the Grand
River Sailing Club (GRSC). GRSC has
approximately 50 members from the myriad of
dockage and clubs along the Grand River and
nearby marinas and yacht clubs. Since its
incorporation in 1981, the club has
organized hundreds of sailboat racing and
Races are followed by libations and BBQs.
GRSC supports and follows guidelines of the
following organizations, I-LYA (Inter-Lake
Yachting Association), PHRF (Performance
Handicap Racing Formula) and US Sailing. The
GRSC racing fleet includes both 'Spinnaker'
and 'JAM' (jib and main only) fleets.
Our course consists of eight turning marks
and two starting marks to permit a variety
of courses. This enables the race committee
to select a course well suited to the
prevailing wind and sea conditions on any
The races are scheduled around the major
Lake Erie Regattas to allow our members to
attend these events without sacrificing a
position in the GRSC Race Series. Each racer
serves a mandatory stint as committee boat,
determined by lottery. The club has its
annual Regatta in August. Informal holiday
and "fun" races are sponsored with
invitations to all club members. When
volunteers can be found, "novice" race
classes are held.
The cruisers usually sponsor an annual
cruise around Independence Day weekend in
July, picnics, steak roast, and other social
The club publishes the River Debris, a
monthly newsletter, and sponsors four
general membership parties, including the
Spring General Membership dinner/meeting,
Fall Banquet (with new officers election),
and the Regatta Opening Party.
If you are a prospective new member to GRSC,
we require that you be "sponsored" by a
member and club officer. You must present
membership application at a GRCS board
meeting. We extend an open invitation to
anyone interested in joining GRSC to attend
any social gathering or meeting.
email us with your name, phone number
and your particular interest in the club. A
club member will then contact you soon.