The mission of the Grand Traverse Yacht Club is to promote and protect boating for sport and pleasure and to cultivate fellowship among its members
The Grand Traverse Yacht Club was formed in 1960 to draw together those who share an enthusiasm for boating and the Grand Traverse Bay. Our private, member-owned club is a community grounded in the enjoyment of life on the water and good company. Largely a sailing club, the summer schedule of racing becomes the center of club activities on Wednesday and Thursday nights and for featured weekend regattas. Our cruising fleet, under both sail and power, explores the Great Lakes and beyond. Youth sailing is supported through a long-standing partnership with Traverse Area Community Sailing.
The GTYC clubhouse is open to members year-round for social activities and special events with dinner and bar service on Wednesdays and Fridays
Directions to GTYC: 13653 S. West Bay Shore Drive
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 131, Traverse City, Michigan 49685