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 daily 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 process: simply fill out an online application form and our membership team will be in touch right away. We are always looking for new members who want to join our fun, active community.

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Member Benefits

Located on the waterfront

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

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.

Weekend and Weekday Racing Program

Sailboat racing at many levels with various fleets, racing series, regattas, cruises and competitive levels.

Little Traverse Sailors – Youth Sailing

Instruction and sailing school for kids ages 8-18 on our waterfront.

Fourth of July Family Buffet & Cookout

A perfect way to culminate the fantastic Harbor Springs July 4th Parade for family and guests.

Summer Lunch Program

Monday- Saturday, June-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.  Delightful summer get togethers that 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.  The best perch in Harbor Springs.  This popular program is casual, relaxed and very friendly.

Reciprocal Privileges

Privileges at over 700 clubs nationwide through our relationship with Yacht Club of America.

Join Club Committees

Participation is the best way to get the most out of the Club.  Our many club committees and functions welcome involvement.