LTYC’s mission is to enhance the enjoyment of boating in and around Little Traverse Bay for its members, through activities that promote racing, cruising, instruction, social activities, and fellowship.

Membership in LTYC

The Little Traverse Yacht Club is perhaps the midwest’s premier sailing club, boasting some of the most active summer racing anywhere, in one of the the world’s most beautiful sailing environments.  LTYC members enjoy a full summer schedule of social events, as well as food and bar service at our beautiful clubhouse with spectacular views of the Harbor Springs Harbor.  Our top-notch junior sailing program builds lifelong sailors, and generations of families have made memories sailing and socializing together at LTYC.

Most Club operations run in June, July, and August—though there are organized gatherings of members at local Harbor Springs establishments throughout the off-season.  Our weekly email update and twice-yearly newsletters keep our 350+ members up-to-date on all the happenings. The membership includes year-round local residents, summer residents, and even members who spend just a couple weeks a summer in Harbor Springs.

Joining LTYC is a straightforward and friendly process: click here for more information and to fill out our online application form.  We are always looking for new members who want to join our fun, active community!

Questions? Email the Club Manager, Daniel DeWindt at ClubManager@ltyc.org.

Member Benefits

Beautiful Waterfront Location

We are located in the town center of Harbor Springs, Michigan. Our charming clubhouse has one of the best views of the waterfront.

Active Racing Program

One of the most active sailboat racing programs in the country, with racing almost every day during the summer season, and a variety of fleets and skill levels—something for every sailor!

Annual Regatta Weekend

More than 80 boats participate in racing on the bay, with a pancake breakfast in the morning and social events each evening. Members race, volunteer, and spend time with friends at the heart of the summer’s most exciting weekend.

Top-Quality Youth Sailing Programs

We are proud to have worked with Little Traverse Sailors as partners in youth sailing for the past fifty-plus years. Click here to learn more about their nationally-renowned programs of instruction and sailing school for ages 8-18, located on our waterfront.

Fourth of July Family Buffet & Cookout

A perfect way to experience the famous Harbor Springs July 4th Parade for your family and guests.

Summer Lunch Program

Our varied menu of fresh food is served Tuesday through Saturday, in June, July, and August.  Spend pleasant afternoons overlooking the busy harbor scene underneath the breezy awning on the Deck.

Summer Cocktail Parties and Social Events.

Make memories here with family and friends.  Our delightful summer get-togethers will build lasting connections. See our Calendar for details.

Evening Cookouts

Enjoy casual cookouts and friendly evenings on the porch every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer.  We are known for serving the best perch in Harbor Springs!

Reciprocal Club Privileges

Privileges at over 700 clubs nationwide through our relationship with Yacht Club of America. See www.ycaol.com for more details.

Get Involved!

Active participation is the best way to get the most out of the Club.  Our many committees welcome your involvement!