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
and United States
guidelines. We are a member of The
Inter-Lake Yachting Association
and Cleveland Sailing Association
GRSC – A Rich History of Racing and
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.
known for friendly competition, fairness,
safety, fun, camaraderie, and community
here to learn more
about club history and listing of past
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.
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
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.
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