The purpose and mission of the GTYC is the promotion, protection, and encouragement of boating for pleasure and sport, and to encourage the development and cultivation of good fellowship among its members.
The Grand Traverse Yacht Club was formed in 1960 as a small boat sailing club. Racing remains an important focus of club activities with PHRF and one-design competition on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights and weekends. The Cruising fleet is composed of sail and power boats that explore the Great Lakes and beyond each summer. Youth sailing is promoted through a partnership withTraverse Area Community Sailingand local High School sailing teams. The GTYC clubhouse is open to members all year for social activities and rentals; check the calendar for details.