Wally Cross is a pro-sailor with over 40 years of experience and titles in multiple National and North American Championships over a variety of classes. Wally brings a significant wealth of knowledge to the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Sailing program.
Emily’s history includes being on the first high school team from Grosse Pointe to qualify for the Mallory Nationals in Washington. Later, at College of Charleston in South Carolina, her coed team placed third and fifth place at team racing nationals in 2008 and 2009.
Our number one priority is keeping all sailors well-supervised and safe. We designed our Marine Activity Center with that in mind. As the focal point for all sailing and watersports, sailors spend their days here, with no need to trek back and forth to the Club.
The two-story 2,440-square-foot facility features an area for classroom instruction, flat-screen TVs to view racing footage, equipment storage, restrooms and a water bottle refilling station. Its location at the southeast corner of the harbor allows immediate access to Lake St. Clair. A 24-hour webcam is an extra assurance to parents, allowing them to view on-the-water instruction.
Another perk lies outside the center on floating docks — an impeccably-maintained fleet of boats ready for use. This includes 420s, Lasers, Optimists, J/22s and O’pen BICs, as well as windsurfers. The Club also has powerboats, RIBs and trailers. In fact, GPYC is one of the only clubs in the Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association (DRYA) that supplies boats and equipment as part of its comprehensive sailing program.