Racing At Grand Traverse Yacht Club

From our start as a Lightning club to our growth through long distance racing throughout Northwest Michigan, our racing program is at the very heart of the heritage of GTYC. We've been involved in everything from 60 footers to Lasers for the past 50 plus years.

Our racing calendar starts in May with Wednesday Night Racing, a 20 race series the length of the Summer which is the center of our club racing. Thursday nights feature one design sailing in centerboard boats with races for Interlakes, Lasers, and 420s. On the weekends, we schedule an occasional distance race to destinations such as Charlevoix, Leland, or Northport. We also may be sailing at one of the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation Area V Championship events, one of the five annual regattas including our own Hound Dog Regatta which crowns an overall winner for handicap racers in Northern Michigan. 

2021 Race Series & Regattas

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Race Events Not on YachtScoring:

2021 Spring Laser Babel Cup

Sunday, June 13th

Notice of Race

2021 Around the Island Series

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions, Race #1, June 19th

Please notify the Race Committee at
if you are planning on racing

2021 Melges 24 Sprint Series

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

2021 Melges 24 Doublehanded

Around the Island Series

Notice of Race

For More Information, Click Below:

Wednesday Night Racing

Melges Racing

Interlake Racing

Laser Racing

Radio Controlled Model Racing

Interlake Racing

Laser Racing

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