An ASA Accredited School Operating on Lake Michigan for Over 20 Years 
Open for the 2024 Season!

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What We Do

GT Sailing was started in 2001 as an ASA (American Sailing Association) Sailing School in Holland Michigan. We sail and teach on Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. We are a family and group friendly sailing school, offering quality ASA certified sailing instruction. We offer professional sailing instruction for the beginner and those who need to update their skills. Or, come on one of our recreational sailing charters on Lake Michigan for those looking for a more relaxing cruise.

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Yacht Basin Marina

Located on Ottawa Beach Road, Yacht Basin is a five minute drive from Holland State Park. Home to Bayshore Yacht Club, Lolo's Bar & Grill, Down the Hatch Party Store, and GT Sailing School. This is a great location to stage your day on the water.

Come Sailing Any Day

Not interested in taking a lesson? Our skilled captains can take you on a leisurely tour of the area. We will get you involved as little or as much as you want to be in handling the boat on your private Lake Michigan Charter!


  Holland Michigan
Hundreds of miles of Michigan's Western shoreline are covered in soft, beautiful sand dunes. The best way to experience the local geography is of course from the water and we do everything we can to share it.

Our instructors are ASA certified and Coast Guard licensed.

We are certified to teach ASA 101-106 classes. (Basic Keel Boat, Basic Coastal Cruising, Bare Boat Cruising, Coastal Navigation and Advance Coastal Cruising) We have more than thirty years of sailing experience as boat owners and crew and take pride in our sailing instruction.

Our boats are Coast Guard inspected, certified and insured for charter operation.

To date, we have certified over 600 sailors. We instruct individuals, couples, families and groups.